Epstein: Judge Rules Against Scrapping Plea Deal Protecting Alleged Accomplices
U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra said the dubious plea deal would remain intact
A Florida judge has ruled not to scrap the non-prosecution agreement that protected the now-deceased sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged accomplices, just months after ruling that it had violated the Crime Victims’ Rights Act (CVRA).
U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra said the dubious plea deal would remain intact even though a previous ruling, on Feb. 21, revealed that prosecutors at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida broke the law when it was arranged in 2007.
Marra also ruled that a group of women, who said Epstein sexually abused them, is not entitled to monetary damages from the United States.
According to CNN, the case, brought by Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2 against the United States was ordered closed.
Marra also refused to fulfill the victims’ request that the government discloses FBI records linked to the Epstein investigation.
The judge added that Epstein’s suicide made the issue moot, and also denied a request for attorneys’ fees.
Marra wrote that the victims’ request for restitution is “essentially a request for money damages from the government, which is not allowed under the CVRA.”
The billionaire Democratic donor died overnight in an apparent suicide.
Last week, Neon Nettle reported that Epstein worked with prominent investors, including Microsoft founder Bill Gates, to funnel millions in "anonymous" cash donations to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Convicted pedophile Epstein worked with Gates to funnel $2 million to MIT for unspecified projects.
Epstein reportedly acted as a middle-man for wealthy donors to funnel a total of $7.5 million to the research lab, which MIT has allegedly tried to cover up.
Lawyers representing Epstein's alleged "pimp," Ghislaine Maxwell, revealed earlier this month that sealed documents, from a lawsuit against Epstein, implicate "literally hundreds of people."
Maxwell's attorneys say as many as 1,000 people, including "celebrities," are implicated in the court documents from a 2015 Jeffrey Epstein lawsuit, which remain under seal.
The 10,000 pages of documents were part of a 2015 lawsuit by Virginia Giuffre Roberts.
Roberts says she was Epstein's "sex slave" and was forced by him and Maxwell to have sex with powerful elites when she was a teenager, including, among others, Britain's Prince Andrew - an allegation the British Royal denies.