Rene Alexander Acosta (born January 16, 1969) is an American attorney, academic, and politician. Today, he serves as the 27th United States Secretary of Labor. He was the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida between June 11, 2005 and June 5, 2009. During that time he committed to the most egregious sentencing deal in the history of American jurisprudence. Despite this with all the cringe inducing aspects to it, he maintains his position as Secretary of Labor.
As U.S. Attorney on an October morning in 2007, he had a breakfast appointment with a former colleague, Washington, D.C., attorney Jay Lefkowitz. Instead of meeting at his Miami headquarters. It is reported: “the two men — both with professional roots in the prestigious Washington law firm of Kirkland & Ellis — convened at the Marriott in West Palm Beach, about 70 miles away. For Lefkowitz, 44, . . . the meeting was critical.” Why is Acosta holding a secret meeting?
Here we have a U.S. attorney meeting secretly with a lawyer who represented “Palm Beach multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein, 54, [who] was accused of assembling a large, cult-like network of underage girls — with the help of young female recruiters — to coerce into having sex acts behind the walls of his opulent waterfront mansion as often as three times a day, the Town of Palm Beach police found.” Epstein is involved in raping many, many young girls
Not only that, Epstein was “suspected of trafficking minor girls, often from overseas, for sex parties at his other homes in Manhattan, New Mexico and the Caribbean, . . . ” and was facing a 53 page federal indictment that if convicted he would have gone to prison for life. A grand jury heard the evidence and returned an indictment.
Leftkowitz was able to get Acosta to do the following (each one of which is unheard of in a usual case):
(1) shut down an ongoing FBI probe into whether there were more victims and other powerful people who took part in Epstein’s sex crimes, Why did the FBI not complain?
(2) agree to give Epstein and four of his accomplices named in the agreement immunity from all federal criminal charges. How do you give others immunity?
(3) grant immunity to “any potential co-conspirators’’ who were also involved in Epstein’s crimes. How do you give unknown people immunity?
(4) despite a federal law to the contrary, that the deal would be kept from the victims. Why keep it secret unless it is sordid?
(5) to help shield the deal from public scrutiny. “The case’s lead prosecutor, A. Marie Villafaña, wrote to Mr. Epstein’s lawyer at one point: “I can file the charge in district court in Miami which will hopefully cut the press coverage significantly. Do you want to check that out?” Isn’t this in itself an admission of a fix being in?
In exchange Epstein would plead guilty to two prostitution charges in state court. He would be sentenced to 18 months but do a year in jail. Six days a week for 12 hours a day he could leave to go to his home or office. Did the Sheriff get compensated for this?
This deal by the U.S. Attorney Acosta could best be described as villainous. It is one that is far, far beyond comprehension. I cannot shake the feeling that a lot of money had to have passed hands especially since Epstein is known to spend freely to protect himself. Has anyone looked into the assets of Attorney Acosta or how he received subsequent positions? Has anyone looked into the assets of any others involved?
Here is the Miami Herald article that broke open the true story and here is a good summary that brings things up to date. What has happened is beyond astonishing. How is it that Acosta could have secured the cooperation of other attorneys in his office to go along with a deal not to notify the victims, as as shown by the email to defense counsel by A. Marie Villafaña, the lead prosecutor, asking if the defendant approved of the way they planned to minimize the press coverage in the case.
It seems the case had been taken over by the defense lawyers the well-connected Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr and Jay Lefkowitz. Dershowitz, on left, himself accused of participating with Epstein in his sordid actions. Was he one of the ones who was interested in receiving the unheard of immunity from prosecution that Acosta gave to any potential co-conspirators?
Ken Starr had to leave his position as president of Baylor because of “fundamental failure” in the way the school responded to sexual assault allegations and lately accused of helping a student accused of sexual harassment. How could Starr, shown on the left, who went after Bill Clinton with such vehemence because he had a sexual relationship with an intern turn around and represent Epstein? What did he bring to the table? Why did he want to represent a sex predator?
A deal like this that smells like a pig sty means there is so much more involved than we can see. It would be nice to pull the lid off of it.