Balderas wants to change sex offender law that excused Epstein

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein arrested in NY on sex charges

The federal prosecutors said in a Friday court filing in NY that the 66-year-old multimillionaire wired a total $350,000 to two people who could potentially testify against him at trail after the Miami Herald published the beginning of an investigative report detailing a secret deal Epstein made with authorities in Florida to avoid prosecution in 2008.

Epstein's wealth and alleged potential for witness tampering were just two of the government's arguments against the bail package proposed by Epstein's attorneys on Thursday. "It would be selfish for me to stay in this position and continue talking about a case that is 12 years old rather than the wonderful economy we have right now".

Acosta, a former prosecutor in the state of Florida, made the announcement at the White House yesterday. "I said you don't have to do this", Trump told Acosta.

Mr Trump named Deputy Labour Secretary Patrick Pizzella as the acting secretary of Labour.

The deal came under scrutiny earlier this year following reporting by the Miami Herald, and Democrats en masse had called for Acosta's resignation. It was there that he handled Epstein's first case involving sex with girls, which resulted in a punishment that critics say was far too lenient.

Why did Mr Acosta step down?

A spokesperson for New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas said his office is interviewing multiple people who visited the property near Santa Fe.

Epstein's attorneys submitted a bail request to the judge Thursday, proposing he be allowed to live in his Upper East Side mansion in NY pending trail.

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

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US President Donald Trump instructed reporters that he and Mr Acosta spoke on the phone earlier on Friday and that it became Mr Acosta's resolution to step down. Epstein agreed to plead guilty to state charges, register as a sex offender, and spend 13 months in county jail, during which time he was allowed to spend 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, out of the jail on "work release".

The indictment filed in NY this week accuses Epstein of paying underage girls hundreds of dollars in cash for massages and then molesting them at his homes in Palm Beach, Florida, and NY from 2002 through 2005.

As Sean Hannity noted on Fox News, Epstein "had ties to many Democratic politicians and celebrities, including big ties to.Bill Clinton, who took very many trips on Epstein's private plane" known as the Lolita Express, but now, after ignoring Epstein for years, "the mainstream media is interested because Epstein once had ties to President Trump through social events at Mar-a-Lago".

Epstein was accused of molesting dozens of girls in the early 2000s at his house in Florida and on the Caribbean island, but the charges were mostly dropped in a controversial plea deal reached by US attorneys in Florida working under Acosta in 2008. Just this past February, a federal judge in Florida ruled Acosta's egregious misstep illegal.

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