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Thu Feb 11, 2016, 08:20 PM

Victims: Feds Hid 'Sweetheart' Deal for Sex Offender With Deep Political Ties

Source: ABC News

New court filings are bringing fresh attention to a Florida sex scandal that could become grist for political trouble in the 2016 Presidential campaign.

The new legal filings allege that federal prosecutors in Florida “repeatedly” and “intentionally” violated the rights of dozens of teenage sex abuse victims by secretly negotiating an “extraordinarily lenient” deal with a wealthy Palm Beach financier known in the past to have socialized with powerful business and political figures -- including former President Bill Clinton and current GOP front-runner Donald Trump.

Prosecutors went to great lengths to keep secret the non-prosecution agreement reached in 2007 with Jeffrey Epstein, attorneys for the victims allege, “because of the strong objection they would have faced from victims of Epstein’s abuse, and because of the public criticism that would have resulted from allowing a politically-connected billionaire who had sexually abused more than 30 minor girls to escape ... with only a county court jail sentence.”

Throughout the negotiations -- and for nearly a year after the agreement was signed -- the victims were kept in the dark, their attorneys said, strung along as government lawyers promised victims they were still investigating even long after they had cut Epstein an “indulgent” deal.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/victims-feds-hid-sweetheart-deal-sex-offender-deep/story?id=36843144

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Reply Victims: Feds Hid 'Sweetheart' Deal for Sex Offender With Deep Political Ties (Original post)
Helen Borg Feb 2016 OP
LiberalArkie Feb 2016 #1
sarge43 Feb 2016 #2
LiberalArkie Feb 2016 #4
Wilms Feb 2016 #3
yourout Feb 2016 #5
Kip Humphrey Feb 2016 #6
Andy823 Feb 2016 #7
AwakeAtLast Feb 2016 #10
awoke_in_2003 Feb 2016 #23
Sienna86 Feb 2016 #8
Helen Borg Feb 2016 #19
SoapBox Feb 2016 #9
creatives4innovation Feb 2016 #14
scottie55 Feb 2016 #11
dorkzilla Feb 2016 #12
creatives4innovation Feb 2016 #13
billhicks76 Feb 2016 #15
Hoppy Feb 2016 #16
wheniwasincongress Feb 2016 #17
scottie55 Feb 2016 #18
Vinca Feb 2016 #20
rafeh1 Feb 2016 #21
bemildred Feb 2016 #22
yurbud Feb 2016 #24

Response to Helen Borg (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 08:22 PM

1. Opps

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 08:23 PM

2. Opps critical mass should be reached soon.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 08:25 PM

4. I was thinking last year that this felt like it might be like the 68 convention in Chicago.

Everyone said, "nah. It will be decided a long time before."

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 08:24 PM

3. Yes. It is a very special story. n/t

 

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Response to Helen Borg (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 08:27 PM

5. The lead prosecutor should join Epstein for an extended stay in the crowbar motel.

We have two very different justice systems based on income.

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Response to Helen Borg (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 08:29 PM

6. Hey M$M: Ask tRUMP how many times he visited Epstein's island where the teen boys & girls were kept

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Response to Helen Borg (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 08:49 PM

7. So then

The allegations starte in 2005 and the agreement was reached in 2007, so that was during the Bush years. I wonder if those prosecutors would have been appointed by Bush, and if Bush's AG had any knowledge of the non-prosectuion agreement?

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Response to Andy823 (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 09:56 PM

10. These are great questions

Unfortunately money buys silence.

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 02:00 AM

23. The wealthy

 

can do whatever they want.

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Response to Helen Borg (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 08:51 PM

8. Horrific behavior by the AG's office.

Need to read more e about this.

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Response to Helen Borg (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 09:16 PM

9. It's so big AND disgusting that it's hard for me to get my head around...

how this was hidden away because they didn't want to cause trouble for a billionaire, political figure and who knows for sure who.

Thanks MSM for doing such investigative work over the years...not.

Disgusting.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 10:47 PM

14. Prince Andrew is involved as well

 

I first heard about this in the British media with regard to Prince Andrew's involvement. It was said that a prosecution was unlikely because he would have diplomatic immunity. It's a filthy mess.

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Response to Helen Borg (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 09:59 PM

11. All Ya Gotta Do Is Write Some Checks

 

And all yer problems go away!

Anyone interested in change here?

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Response to Helen Borg (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 10:20 PM

12. Ruh-roh

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Response to Helen Borg (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 10:35 PM

13. Would like to see this investigated

 

A deposition of Dershowitz from October last year contained testimony on Bill Clinton. Here's some background: Flight Logs Put Clinton, Dershowitz on Pedophile Billionaire’s Sex Jet

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Response to Helen Borg (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:52 AM

15. Pedophile Ring In High Ranking Places

 

This is about pedophile rings used to induct members of both political parties and the fields of law, finance and the military to blackmail those involved. They all essentially blackmail each other so no one steps out of line or else the video comes out. Sandusky was sacrificed but many many more are involved. A FEDERAL DA disappeared with his car found in a lake with the hard drive stripped from his computer after he hid in a closet and heard Sandusky confess to one of his victims mothers. The Governor who was the Attorney General of PA at that time blew the whole thing off and said DA Gricar just decided to run away from home. And the Feds??? Of course they did nothing because their bosses are involved as they always are.

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Response to Helen Borg (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 12:53 AM

16. It would have been a problem for Hillary if Bill continued but she told him to "Cut it out."

 

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Response to Helen Borg (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 01:14 AM

17. So stupid of Bill Clinton to continue hanging around him

knowing full well that Hillary wanted to run for President.

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Response to Helen Borg (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 02:54 AM

18. What Is It Nancy Pelosi Said? Drain The Swamp?

 

There is more swamp here than we have sump pumps for.

I really doubt Bubba had anything to do with this.

This was all Bush, and his pack of....

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Response to Helen Borg (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 08:44 AM

20. Hillary was away from home an awful lot while she was Secretary of State.

It makes you wonder. A leopard doesn't change its spots.

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Response to Helen Borg (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 09:42 AM

21. We have a criminal justice system

Where the prime directive is innocent until you run out of money. Money = innocence

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Response to Helen Borg (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 09:55 AM

22. What do you do when the prosecutors are the problem? nt

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Response to Helen Borg (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 12:31 PM

24. pedophiles get a pass but political prisoner Don Siegelman rots in prison

Further proof that pardons are exclusively for sale.

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