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Labor Secretary Alex Acosta stepped down on Friday amid controversy over the way he handled a sex crimes case against wealthy businessman and hedge fund manager Jeffrey Espstein a decade ago when he was U.S. attorney for southern Florida.
The issue resurfaced on July 6, when the politically-connected Epstein, whose friends have included Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, was arrested on sex trafficking charges by the FBI-NYPD Crimes Against Children Task Force. Epstein had long been under investigation by both federal and local law enforcement for sex crimes against underage girls that took place from 2002 to 2005 in New York and Florida.
The article goes on to state the following:
Acosta, as U.S. attorney for southern Florida, struck a controversial secret plea deal with Epstein allowing him to avoid prosecution on similar charges more than a decade earlier. Epstein in 2005 was accused of luring dozens of underage girls to his Palm Beach mansion and paying them for sex, as well as sex-trafficking of minors.
Acosta reportedly appeared on the White House south lawn with President Trump and informed reporters that he is resigning. Reporters said President Trump said it was Acosta’s decision to resign, and said he did a “fantastic job” as Labor Secretary. His resignation is reportedly effective one week from today.
Alex Acosta says he is resigning pic.twitter.com/NntaGWT5uC
— Jérôme Cartillier (@jcartillier) July 12, 2019
Alex Acosta is out, Trump says. POTUS says it was Acosta’s decision to resign as Labor Secretary. Appearing together on South Lawn.
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) July 12, 2019
Currently at the White House and Secretary Acosta just announced his resignation pic.twitter.com/L9KVwJ1SqN
— Lauren Peller (@lauren_peller) July 12, 2019
Labor Secretary Alex Acosta announces he is resigning amid backlash over his role in Jeffrey Epstein’s plea deal. President Trump says he did a “fantastic job.”
— Jennifer Hansler (@jmhansler) July 12, 2019
Trump comes to departure with Labor Sec Alex Acosta, who announces he is resigning. Acosta says it was his idea. pic.twitter.com/Mpq79f5J4A
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) July 12, 2019
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 12, 2019
Labor Secretary Alex Acosta is resigning as pressure mounts from Jeffrey Epstein case https://t.co/efXNBOKXcE
— CNBC (@CNBC) July 12, 2019
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