Last week The Daily Beast printed a three-page letter listing a series of disputes made by former U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta against pedophile hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein’s defense team, claiming they pried into federal prosecutor’s personal lives and “negotiated in bad faith” in getting their client a slap on the wrist for his sex crimes with underage girls. Now Roy Black, Epstein’s attorney, denies the allegations. “We were quite candid in disclosing all the evidence we had gathered in our investigation and I believe we made a convincing case why [federal] charges were not appropriate. I still believe that today,” Black wrote in a letter to the Palm Beach Daily News on Tuesday. Black also denied that he, according to Acosta, “launched a yearlong assault on the prosecution and the prosecutors.” Epstein stood to serve up to 10 years in prison if convicted of federal charges for sexual crimes against 30 to 40 victims, but struck a deal to register as a lifelong sex offender and serve 13 months in jail, plus probation.
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