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Tue Mar 5, 2019, 10:40 PM

Miami U.S. Attorney's Office recuses itself from Jeffrey Epstein case

Source: Miami Herald

Just days before a Friday deadline, the Justice Department has reassigned the Jeffrey Epstein victims’ rights case to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Atlanta, the attorneys representing Epstein’s victims said Tuesday.

Miami federal prosecutors, in a letter to attorneys for the victims on Monday, said they had recused themselves from the case, according to Brad Edwards and Jack Scarola, representing Epstein’s victims.

The reassignment means that the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, Byung J. “BJay” Pak, will oversee the case for the government. Pak, a former Georgia lawmaker, was appointed Atlanta’s chief federal prosecutor by President Donald Trump in October 2017.

The Justice Department is still under a Friday deadline for prosecutors to confer with the victims’ attorneys in an effort to settle the case. On Feb. 22, U.S. District Judge Kenneth A. Marra in Palm Beach County ruled that federal prosecutors, under former Miami U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta, broke the law when they concealed a plea agreement from more than 30 underage girls in Palm Beach who had been sexually abused by Epstein, a multimillionaire New York hedge fund manager.


Read more: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article227136459.html

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Reply Miami U.S. Attorney's Office recuses itself from Jeffrey Epstein case (Original post)
Mrs. Overall Mar 2019 OP
Leghorn21 Mar 2019 #1
empedocles Mar 2019 #2
Mr.Bill Mar 2019 #5
empedocles Mar 2019 #6
flying_wahini Mar 2019 #3
Mr.Bill Mar 2019 #4
watoos Mar 2019 #7
Hortensis Mar 2019 #9
Linda Ed Mar 2019 #8

Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 10:50 PM

1. Pak sounded strong at the conclusion of a sex trafficking case earlier this year:

Pak on Jan. 7 of this year:

“Sex trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery that exploits and traumatizes some of the most vulnerable members of our society,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak. “We stand united today with our colleagues at the Department of Justice, Eastern District of New York, and federal law enforcement partners, in applauding the courage of the three victims in this case who remained determined to see this prosecution to its conclusion. The lengthy prison sentence that this final defendant has received in this case is primarily the result of the valiant efforts of these human trafficking survivors to hold their traffickers accountable.”

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/fourth-defendant-sentenced-role-atlanta-based-mexican-sex-trafficking-ring

LET’S DO THIS THING

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 11:21 PM

2. Representing the Epstein types is . . . Kenneth Starr

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Response to empedocles (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 11:51 PM

5. I'm sure he's not cheap.

Good indication of how much trouble thy know they're in.

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Response to empedocles (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 11:54 PM

6. Also Rachel reports a replacement key in DC office, with a trump appointee.

Key supervising Stone, Manafort cases among others.

War on many fronts.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 11:43 PM

3. So the guy in Miami is a Trump appointed Chief Federal Prosecutor?


That kind of stinks.

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Response to flying_wahini (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 11:50 PM

4. I don't know about the guy in Miami,

but the guy they have now in Atlanta is.

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Response to flying_wahini (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 11:55 PM

7. That's what I was thinking, another white wash.

 

Trump also just reassigned another federal judge who was overseeing cases involving the Mueller probe.

The SOB is above the law. If a judge isn't a crony of his he removes him/her.

It will take decades to undo all of the damage that Trump has done to our nation.

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Response to watoos (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 7, 2019, 08:49 AM

9. Republican backers, including religious right. Trump appoints from

lists provided to him by them almost entirely.

But just maybe many of these bad actors won't take decades to remove, or most often allow to resign -- if voters give us the power. We don't impeach judges often, but there may be more critical need for cleaning up our courts than we've ever had, or at least in nearly a century. Some of these political and religious operatives are as bad as the criminals brought before them, and many will also be proven judicially unfit by their own rulings.

Plus, and this may be big, generally speaking, these types are being appointed to get around the will of the people by court rulings for government and business and against the people. That may not go over too well.

Hope, hope.

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Response to flying_wahini (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 02:53 AM

8. No it's a woman

Ariana Fajardo Orshan was sworn in as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida appointed by drumpf

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