Federal Prosecutors Defend ‘Lax’ Sentence in Jefferey Epstein Case
NOT SO SWEET
Federal prosecutors denied allegations they were swayed by Florida billionaire Jeffrey Epsteinto give him a non-prosecution “sweetheart deal,” the Palm Beach Post reported Friday. Following complaints from some of his victims, a U.S. District Court filing this month is prosecutors’ first public comment since the deal—allowing Epstein to escape federal charges—was negotiated in 2007. Epstein pleaded guilty to state prostitution charges and served 13 months of an 18-month sentence, during which he was allowed to leave for work during the day.