DOJ Investigation: Re Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal; 2008 SDFL; 2019 SDNY

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Post by Addie » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:09 pm

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Oversight chair calls on Acosta to testify amid Epstein scrutiny

The head of the House Oversight and Reform Committee is asking Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to testify amid scrutiny over his role overseeing a non-prosecution agreement for Jeffrey Epstein, who has been charged in a sex trafficking case.

Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), who leads the panel's Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent a letter to Acosta inviting him to testify on July 23 about his "prosecution agreement" for Epstein from his time serving as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida.

Under the agreement reached in 2008, Epstein spent 13 months in county jail. The Miami Herald reported on details of the case in an investigative series published last fall.

Earlier this month, federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York unsealed a fresh indictment that detailed a series of new charges against Epstein, a billionaire financier with various political ties.

The indictment alleges that between 2002 to 2005 he created “a network and operation enabling him to sexually exploit and abuse dozens of underage girls,” and that he then also paid these victims cash to then recruit other underage girls for "sexual encounters." Prosecutors also claim Epstein knew these girls were underaged.

"Your testimony is even more critical now that federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York unsealed a new indictment earlier this week outlining a host of additional charges against Mr. Epstein, including luring dozens of teenage girls to his homes in New York City and Palm Beach, Florida, and paying them to engage in sexual activity with him,” Cummings wrote, referring to Acosta.

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Re: DOJ Investigation: Re Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal; 2008 SDFL; 2019 SDNY

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Post by GlimDropper » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:40 pm

Dolly wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:03 pm
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RVInit wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:51 pm
So, the QAnon folks must be livid over Trump not firing Acosta after Acosta has been publicly outed for protecting a pedophile. No?
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I don't know where it came from... but have seen Facebook posts from Q-supporters that are butt-hurt cuz Mueller is the one that got the deal for Epstein. Also Google is scrubbing all the images of Bill Clinton and Epstein.

derp derp derp


ETA a post from a local San Diego woman - not a Q supporter that I am aware of.
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While I agree Acosta should be removed, where was Schumer's outrage toward Acosta in 2008? He was there. Hmmm, could he just be siezing an opportunity to plant question about Trump during his little press conference. He of course failed to mention Trump banned Epstein from his properties after an allegation of Epstein abusing a young girl. Trump did not wait for a court case to ban Epstein, he did it immediately and without reserve. Another grab by Schumer for the camera and meat for MSM to regurgitate. Transparent move Chucky!
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Post by Slim Cognito » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:50 pm

trump didn't give a rat's ass about Epstein assaulting young girls until he went after the daughter of a Maralargo member.
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Post by fierceredpanda » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:51 pm

As a defense attorney, I want Alex Acosta to prosecute every one of my clients. That's all I'll say.
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Post by TexasFilly » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:25 pm

I love the poorly educated!!!

I believe Anita Hill! I believe Dr. Ford!

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Post by RVInit » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:02 pm

TexasFilly wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:25 pm
:winner: I saw most of his press conference, I had to go back to the office before he was finished with press questions. But yeah, what he did was great because the State was going to charge him with lesser charges. As if the choice was between his sweetheart deal and State charges. Asshole.
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Post by Kendra » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:47 pm

https://www.insider.com/jeffrey-epstein ... ple-2019-7
The new charges against Jeffrey Epstein have renewed questions about his private Caribbean island, which features a building that resembles a religious temple.
The structure was built sometime between 2009 and 2013, but it's unclear what it's used for.
The building's strange appearance has piqued the interest of online conspiracy theorists.
A contractor and engineer who spoke with INSIDER highlighted an odd architectural detail: The medieval-era lock on the front door appears designed to keep people inside.

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Post by Kendra » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:58 pm

https://apnews.com/cd794044e8be4e619093582d6d3355d2
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Ask about Jeffrey Epstein on St. Thomas and rooms go quiet. Some people leave. Those who share stories speak in barely audible tones.

The 66-year-old billionaire bought Little St. James Island off this U.S. Caribbean territory more than two decades ago and began to transform it — clearing the native vegetation, ringing the property with towering palm trees and planting two massive U.S. flags on either end. When guides took scuba divers to spots near the island, security guards would walk to the water’s edge.

It was off-putting to residents of St. Thomas — a lush tropical island east of Puerto Rico with winding roads through mountains dotted with dainty Danish colonial-era homes. Then, when Epstein pleaded guilty in a 2008 to soliciting and procuring a minor for prostitution, his need for privacy began to appear more sinister.


Everybody called it ‘Pedophile Island,’” said Kevin Goodrich, who is from St. Thomas and operates boat charters. “It’s our dark corner.”

Many people who worked for Epstein told The Associated Press this week that they had signed long non-disclosure agreements, and refused to talk. One former employee who declined to be identified said Epstein once had five boats, including a large ferry in which he transported up to 200 workers from St. Thomas to his island every day for construction work.

The man said he saw a handful of young women when he was on Epstein’s property but he believed they were older than 18.

“When he was there, it was keep to yourself and do your thing,” the man recalled, adding that Epstein paid well and would give away older machinery and surplus including lumber to his employees.

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Post by Kendra » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:28 pm



Gooooooo Joyce!

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Post by Jeffrey » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:39 pm

Ya'll post this yet?
Florida businessman George Houraney told the New York Times that the president’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein involved at least one “calendar girl” party at Mar-a-Lago.
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/07 ... york-times

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Post by DejaMoo » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:13 am

Kendra wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:47 pm
https://www.insider.com/jeffrey-epstein ... ple-2019-7
The new charges against Jeffrey Epstein have renewed questions about his private Caribbean island, which features a building that resembles a religious temple.
The structure was built sometime between 2009 and 2013, but it's unclear what it's used for.
The building's strange appearance has piqued the interest of online conspiracy theorists.
A contractor and engineer who spoke with INSIDER highlighted an odd architectural detail: The medieval-era lock on the front door appears designed to keep people inside.
He's definitely guilty of bad taste:
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Who was the designer, Liberace? No idea what the building's for, but good grief, you'd think he'd be embarrassed to be the owner of something that tacky.

Too, also, something that conspicuous tends to refute the conspiracy theories around it. If you're doing something nefarious, you don't generally call attention to it.
I've heard this bull before.

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Post by Kendra » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:48 am

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/cu ... st-856874/
Who Is British Socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s Longtime Partner?
The daughter of a British media mogul, Maxwell is alleged to have served as a “madam” for her billionaire partner

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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:09 am

Kendra wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:48 am
https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/cu ... st-856874/
Who Is British Socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s Longtime Partner?
The daughter of a British media mogul and Ponzi artist, Maxwell is alleged to have served as a “madam” for her billionaire partner
Small correction.

I have read a lot about Jeffrey Epstein. Despite all the words, I cannot for the life of me figure out how he made any of his money.

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Post by Jim » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:13 am

https://mobile.twitter.com/MikeDelMoro/ ... 3614580736
NEW - The Former State Attorney Barry Krischer responds to Acosta: "I can emphatically state that Mr. Acosta’s recollection of this matter is completely wrong."
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Post by Slim Cognito » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:15 am

I trust Mr. Krischer will be called to testify in the Epstein hearings?
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Post by Res Ipsa » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:48 am

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Post by Kendra » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:49 am

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... 6ac7599529
Jeffrey Epstein, accused of sexually abusing teenage girls, surrounded himself with influential network of defenders

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Post by Kendra » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:01 pm

https://www.thedailybeast.com/alex-acos ... lf-serving
Acosta’s Epstein Excuses Are Nonsensical and Self-Serving
Three former prosecutors break down the labor secretary’s explanation of the cushy plea deal he cut.

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Published 07.11.19 9:36AM ET
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Post by DejaMoo » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:37 pm

Molested her little sister, raped her and held her against her will. Reported to the FBI, no action taken.

Rumor mill says Epstein was probably getting paid to provide kompromat via his honeypots to one or more intelligence services.

I've heard this bull before.

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Post by Kendra » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:40 pm


BREAKING: Jeffrey Epstein's attorneys want him to wait out trial in his Upper East Side mansion. @CourthouseNews
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents ... -bail.html

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Post by Volkonski » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:55 pm

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Epstein Defense Bail package proposal valued at over $77 Million

As collateral his defense teams says they’ll put up his mansion.

His private jet.

Electronic monitoring.

His brothers home in Palm Beach.

And security guards at his mansion who will monitor him.
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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:16 pm

Question: What's perhaps $100 million to an alleged billionaire facing life in prison if it buys his freedom?

Answer: Not much at all.

Edit: In their bail letter request, the attorneys at Steptoe and Johnson referred to his 14 years of law abiding life since the events that led to his guilty plea a dozen years ago. But they ignored the fact he had child porn on his computer which has been seized. However, they at least didn't ask for it back so he could view it while on house arrest, so maybe they think that cancels it out.

Prediction: pretrial release denied.

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Post by Slim Cognito » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:04 pm

My first thought was...he's got more than enough money to buy off surveillance and GPS monitors. Sadly, he has decades of experience.
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Post by Kendra » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:10 pm


Epstein is seeking the court's permission to file information about his finances under seal, according to his bail proposal.

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