Trump Labor Secretary Acosta resigns after criticism over Epstein plea deal

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Acosta never consulted with Epstein's underage sexual assault victims when he gave Epstein a sweetheart plea deal

NBC News - July 12, 2019

Embattled Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta is resigning, President Donald Trump said Friday.

Acosta had faced mounting criticism in recent days for his role in cutting a deal for sex offender Jeffrey Epstein more than a decade ago that critics have called too lenient.

Epstein, 66, was arrested over the weekend and charged in the Southern District of New York with sex trafficking dozens of girls, some as young as 14, in New York and Florida. That arrest brought new scrutiny to the earlier plea agreement. ...
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