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The Wall Street Journal: Judge says federal prosecutors, including Alex Acosta, broke the law in Jeffrey Epstein plea deal

A judge ruled Thursday that federal prosecutors overseeing the Jeffrey Epstein sexual-abuse case — including current Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta — violated the law by concealing from his underage alleged victims the existence of a plea deal that shielded the politically connected Florida financier from federal charges.

In a 33-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra said the Justice Department violated a federal law when it failed to inform the alleged victims about the controversial nonprosecution agreement signed in 2007.

Concealing the deal — which was secretly negotiated with Epstein’s star-studded legal team — violated the 2004 Crime Victims’ Rights Act, a statutory bill of rights for victims of federal crimes, Marra concluded.

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