Florida governor orders new criminal probe into the mysterious handling of the Jeffrey Epstein case: report
Jeffrey Epstein (mug shot)

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has ordered a criminal investigation of the Palm Beach sheriff and the state prosecutors who worked on the bizarre and perplexing case against Jeffrey Epstein, a financier and accused sex trafficker, according to Miami Herald reporter Julie Brown.

Despite an apparently strong case, the prosecutors only brought a relatively minor charge of prostitution against Epstein that resulted in a 13-month jail sentence during which he was allowed to leave for 12 hours a day, six days a week.