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Florida Prosecutors Who Misled Epstein Victims Now Worried About His Accomplices’ Rights

Florida Prosecutors Who Misled Epstein Victims Now Worried About His Accomplices’ RightsFederal prosecutors in Florida who broke the law by keeping Jeffrey Epstein’s victims in the dark when they cut a sweetheart plea deal with him are now fighting to make sure his alleged accomplices are kept in the loop.In a court filing on Wednesday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida wrote that co-conspirators should be given notice of any decisions that might affect them “so that they have a full and fair opportunity to litigate the claims affecting them.” They should, the prosecutors wrote, be afforded the “deep-rooted historic tradition that everyone should have his own day in court.”The concern is tinged with irony given that the prosecutors’ filing is part of a lawsuit brought by Epstein accusers to invalidate the 2008 plea deal that let Epstein plead to a relatively minor charge and serve just 13 months in jail, much of it on work release.The two Jane Does who filed the federal suit said it violated the Crime Victims’ Rights Act because they were never notified the feds were about to hand the politically connected Epstein the deal of a lifetime.A federal judge agreed that the prosecutors, led by future Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, broke the law and tried to “mislead the victims to believe that federal prosecution was still a possibility.”Acosta Resigns Over Epstein Plea Deal, Says It Isn’t ‘Fair’ to Be ‘the Focus’The non-prosecution agreement didn’t just keep Epstein out of federal prison; in unusually broad language it also guaranteed his unnamed co-conspirators would not be prosecuted.Once Epstein was found dead in a Manhattan jail cell last week—while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges brought by a different set of federal prosecutors—the Jane Does filed paperwork seeking once again to have the old plea agreement invalidated.Among their suggestions: The judge should, at the very least, toss out the part of the agreement that covered accomplices.Prosecutors filed their response to that on Wednesday, asking the judge to deny the victims’ request, arguing that there is no reason to rescind a plea agreement that is now moot because the defendant is dead.Earlier this week, Attorney General William Barr struck a more aggressive tone when discussing Epstein’s cronies.“Let me assure you that case will continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein,” Barr said at the National Fraternal Order of Police’s biennial conference in New Orleans. “Any co-conspirators should not rest easy. Victims deserve justice and will get it.”AG William Barr to Jeffrey Epstein’s Possible Co-Conspirators: We’re Still Coming for YouRead more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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El Paso, where a gunman reportedly worried about a 'Hispanic invasion of Texas' shot up a Walmart, is one of the country's largest Latino cities

El Paso, where a gunman reportedly worried about a 'Hispanic invasion of Texas' shot up a Walmart, is one of the country's largest Latino citiesThe city is home to one of the largest shares of Hispanic people in the US, and more of the city speaks Spanish than English.



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The Latest: UN chief worried about rising tensions in region

The Latest: UN chief worried about rising tensions in regionU.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters Monday that over the past few days the U.N. Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan “has observed and reported an increase in military activity along the Line of Control” — the highly militarized line dividing Kashmir between the two countries. The government cut off communications and is deploying thousands of troops in the restive Himalayan region amid fears its actions could spark uprisings.



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Joe Biden worried in 1977 that certain de-segregation policies would cause his children to grow up 'in a racial jungle'

Joe Biden worried in 1977 that certain de-segregation policies would cause his children to grow up 'in a racial jungle'"Unless we do something about this, my children are going to grow up in a jungle, the jungle being a racial jungle," Biden said.



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Trump investigations: It's not just Mueller, here are 17 other probes the president should be worried about

Trump investigations: It's not just Mueller, here are 17 other probes the president should be worried aboutDonald Trump and his supporters have pointed to a four-page summary produced by William Barr, who the president appointed to lead the Justice Department late last year, as evidence of his exoneration in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The summary does not claim the special counsel exonerated Mr Trump.



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Iran Should Be Worried About the Warsaw Summit

Iran Should Be Worried About the Warsaw SummitWhile Trump certainly deserves criticism for his foreign policy decisions, he may just have gotten Iran right.



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Midterms 2018: Republican politician worried about what will happen ‘if everyone exercises their right to vote’

Midterms 2018: Republican politician worried about what will happen ‘if everyone exercises their right to vote’A Republican politician has admitted he is concerned about the consequences for his party if “everybody uses and exercises their right to vote”. Brian Kemp, Georgia’s secretary of state and the Republican nominee in the state’s governor’s race, said he was concerned Democrats were actively trying to boost voter turnout in the upcoming midterms. Mr Kemp faces a difficult challenge from Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams, who he claimed was spending “tens of millions of dollars” to draw voters out.



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The women’s wave is coming. Republicans should be worried

The women’s wave is coming. Republicans should be worriedOver the last five weeks, tens of thousands of people traveled to DC to demonstrate against President Trump, and more than 3,500 people were trained in nonviolent civil disobedience.



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Saudi Princes Were Already Worried. The Khashoggi Scandal May Cause Full-Scale Panic.

Saudi Princes Were Already Worried. The Khashoggi Scandal May Cause Full-Scale Panic.As criticism of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman following the



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In Idlib, worried father turns paper cups into gas masks

In Idlib, worried father turns paper cups into gas masksFearing the worst in the looming battle for Syria’s last rebel stronghold, one desperate father is doing everything to protect his kids — fashioning gas masks from paper party cups and plastic bags. Hudhayfa al-Shahhad, who lives in the northwestern province of Idlib, is determined he and his family will be ready as best as possible for any chemical weapons attack, and has even dug a cave under his home to sit out any bombings. “I learnt how to make them on YouTube,” says the 27-year-old policeman demonstrating the rudimentary homemade masks, which he hopes may spare his three young children from the potentially deadly effects of any gas attack.



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