NY federal prosecutors confirm 2016 decision not to pursue Jeffrey Epstein
Jeffrey Epstein, center, appears in court in Palm Beach County Circuit Court in 2008.. - PALM BEACH POST FILE PHOTO/Palm Beach Post/TNS

NEW YORK — Manhattan federal prosecutors confirmed in court papers made public Friday that they chose not to pursue Jeffrey Epstein in 2016, with one former assistant U.S. attorney saying she “felt horrible” after learning of Epstein's abuse of the criminal justice system in Florida. The disclosure by the Southern District of New York came in a 212-page filing responding to Ghislaine Maxwell’s legal challenges to an indictment charging her with grooming underage Epstein victims in the mid-1990s and lying under oath. The Daily News exclusively revealed last year that lawyers for Epstein accuser...