FBI wanted to arrest Jeffrey Epstein while he was judging a beauty pageant - but the plan was overruled

MIAMI — A Justice Department look-back report into its abortive 2008 prosecution of Jeffrey Epstein found that the FBI had planned to arrest Jeffrey Epstein in May 2007, but pulled back after the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida, led by former Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, frowned on the plan.The report also concludes that Epstein wasn’t assisting the federal government in prosecuting Wall Street traders behind the collapse of investment bank Bear Stearns or serving as an “intelligence asset,” long rumored to be reasons for his notoriously lenient treatment.That ...

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