The unsavoury past of Palm Beach multi-millionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein could be back in the headlines this week, shining a spotlight on the extraordinary deal done by the Miami prosecutor Alexander Acosta which let Epstein off with a 13 month sentence rather than life and silenced over fifty abused underage girls. In theory it was because he spilled some info about investment bank Bear Stearns for another federal case.
Epstein’s friends included former President Bill Clinton, Donald Trump and Prince Andrew. Acosta, was appointed by Trump as secretary of labor, overseeing amongst other things human trafficking and is on a list of possibles to replace Jeff Sessions.
The authorities at the time pulled together a 53-page federal indictment, but the deal gave Epstein a ludicrously short sentence. “This was not a ‘he said, she said’ situation,‘ said retired Palm Beach Police Chief Michael Reiter. ‘This was 50-something ‘shes’ and one ‘he’ — and the ‘shes’ all basically told the same story.’
The deal essentially shut down an ongoing FBI probe into whether there were more victims and other powerful people who took part in Epstein’s sex crimes. Immunity was granted to four accomplices and even more unusually to “any potential co-conspirators”. Despite a federal law to the contrary, the deal would be kept from the victims.
Even his 13 month sentence was a cakewalk, being spent in a private wing of the County jail, and he had work release privileges, so six days a week, for 12 hours a day, he worked in his own comfortable office outside.
An unrelated civil lawsuit this week on December 4th will give Epstein’s victims their day in court, and several of them are scheduled to testify. A second lawsuit, still pending, seeks to invalidate the non-prosecution agreement. It alleges that federal prosecutors, including Acosta, not only broke the law, but they conspired with Epstein and his lawyers to circumvent public scrutiny and deceive his victims in violation of the Crime Victims’ Rights Act.
Epstein, born 20 January 1953, Coney Island, New York, is a Sun final degree Capricorn or zero Aquarius square Saturn Neptune in Libra; with an emphasised Jupiter in indulgent earthy Taurus, on the focal point of a mini-Grand Trine to a passionate Mars Venus in Pisces trine Uranus. His Moon is Aries possibly square Uranus.
He does look rattled at the moment and swamped with tr Uranus square his Sun and tr Neptune conjunct his Venus Mars through till late 2019; with the devastating and confused tr Pluto square Neptune in 2019/2020.
Acosta, 16 January 1969, a Sun Capricorn trine Pluto, is looking less than chipper at the moment and ahead for a couple of years – though that could be unconnected political wrangles.
For more grim details of the extent of Epstein’s crimes see: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article220097825.html#storylink=cpy