Tuesday, 16 July, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein’s New Mexico ranch linked to investigation

Alex Acosta will stand down in a week Alex Acosta will stand down in a week Credit Getty
Patty Aguilar | 14 July, 2019, 14:39

Acosta's resignation is effective in seven days.

In the earlier case in opposition to him, Epstein became accused of abusing dozens of juvenile ladies between 1999 and 2007.

In an indictment filed in the U.S. District Court by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, prosecutors said that Epstein "caused to be enticed and recruited minor girls to visit his mansion in Manhattan, New York and his estate in Palm Beach, Florida to engage in sex acts with him, after which he would give the victims hundreds of dollars in cash".

Acosta, joining Trump at the White House before the president left for a trip to Wisconsin, said he did not want to be a distraction to the administration's work because of his leadership of the Epstein case more than a decade ago.

Mr Acosta has served in Mr Trump's Cabinet since April 2017 and from 2005 through 2009 was the United States attorney for the Southern District of Florida.

Prosecutors said in Friday's filing that they had learned of the payments to potential witnesses from financial records obtained from an unnamed financial institution. Acosta's defence was ultimately not enough to keep his current job.

Similarly, Epstein's foundation sent a 2012 news release boasting of "pivotal" funding for what is now known as the Junior State of America, but the Oakland, California, group for future student leaders said it got nothing.

Pressed on whether he had any regrets, Acosta repeatedly suggested that circumstances had changed since then.

"We now have 12 years of knowledge and hindsight and we live in a very different world ... today's world treats victims very, very differently", he said.

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Tax documents say Gratitude America's objective is to "provide support to other organizations around the world that seek to celebrate the United States of America and the American ideals, including liberty, equality, democracy, individualism, unity and diversity".

Epstein is accused of running a sex-trafficking enterprise, where he paid girls as young as 14 to have sex with him at his Upper East Side home in NY and his estate in Palm Beach, Florida.

He has always been surrounded by the wealthy and extremely efficient, including President Trump, former President Bill Clinton and the UK's Prince Andrew.

Trump called Epstein a "terrific guy" in a 2002 magazine feature, but has said this week soon after that time the pair ended their friendship.

The court filing provided the first public accounting of Epstein's wealth.

It was never a matter of "if", but "when" Alex Acosta would step down in the days after sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein's arrest.

Seven months after James Mattis resigned as defence secretary, for example, there has yet to be confirmation hearings after Patrick Shanahan pulled out of the running. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. He is accused of wiring $350,000 previous year to two associates. He ascended to the role after Andrew Puzder, the original pick and former head of Carl's Jr.

The U.S. Department of Labor is a sprawling agency that enforces more than 180 federal laws covering about 10 million employers and 125 million workers.

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