NY Prosecutor Recommends Case Against Jeffrey Epstein be Dismissed

Epoch Times:

Federal prosecutors in New York asked a court to dismiss the case against Jeffrey Epstein because he died.

Allison Moe, Alex Rossmiller, and Maurene Comey, assistant U.S. attorneys in the Southern District of New York, filed papers in the district on Aug. 19 (pdf) asking U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman to drop the case against Epstein.

The prosecutors noted that the sex trafficking indictment against Epstein was returned on July 2, charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors and one count of sex trafficking of minors.

But Epstein was found unresponsive on Aug. 10 and soon declared dead.

“Because Jeffrey Epstein, the defendant, died while this case was pending, and therefore before a final judgment was issued, the Indictment must be dismissed under the rule of abatement,” the prosecutors wrote, citing the 1998 court decision in United States v. Wright.

Berman said that he agreed with the recommendation, sending the documents to U.S. District Judge Richard Berman.

“Upon the foregoing recommendation, I hereby direct, with leave of the Court, that an order of nolle prosequi be filed as to defendant Jeffrey Epstein,” Berman wrote.

The assistant attorneys attached a letter to Berman (pdf), saying that their office has tried to notify all identified victims of Epstein’s death and will try to notify them of the case being dropped if it was approved.

“As this Office has previously stated publicly, it remains committed to doing its utmost to stand up for the victims who have already come forward, as well as for the many others who have yet to do so,” the prosecutors wrote.

Berman said on Aug. 10 after Epstein’s death that it was “disturbing” while acknowledging it would present “another hurdle to giving Epstein’s many victims their day in Court.” more here

17 Comments on NY Prosecutor Recommends Case Against Jeffrey Epstein be Dismissed

  1. This is one of the reasons that makes the ‘suicide’ questionable at best. He was going to try and fight double jeopardy, even Rush and Andy McCarthy interview from days before, and the “see you on Sunday” from Epstein to his loy-yas quote.

    Stinks to high heaven.

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  2. “Nothing to see here; Move along…move along.”
    Actually, we think we are going to “hang” around
    for a while this time….

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  3. OK then, since there’s not a ‘case’ anymore, let’s have the names.
    We already know about Clinton, prince Andrew, Bill Richardson… Who got next?

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  4. @ Claudia – me and the mrs ghost have been talking about the ‘theys’ for YEARS.

    Who are they? White hats AND both Black hats??

    Those Lone Rangers do exist, still.

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  5. “We’ll drop the charges against Epstein, and of course that means we can’t pursue charges against anyone he was going to talk about.”

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  6. I’m looking forward to a class action lawsuit from the victims against all the perpetrators. Not as satisfying as a criminal case, but imagine having Bill Clinton squirming on the witness stand while he gets grilled by a pitbull lawyer as his victims stare him down. Hopefully they will allow cameras in the court.

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  7. So much for Justice in America.

    I now realize what “CIA” has always stood for…
    Corruption In America.

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  8. Well no kidding. Jim Comey’s daughter learned well at her fathers knee.
    Have your criminal well within the scope, build a case easily prosecutable beyond reasonable doubt, ensnare said criminal, give the victims hope, and then WHAMMY, explain to the victims and general public it was all a big joke.

    When’s her book coming out?

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  9. US Attorney Geoffrey Berman
    US District Judge Richard Berman
    DC District Judge Amy Berman Jackson
    Are all these Bermans related?
    How many of them are there?

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