The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is headed towards releasing a trove of evidence in a controversial case involving alleged sex trafficking by billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.
The Miami Herald filed the motion to unseal documents related to a settlement made in 2017 by Epstein’s former partner Ghislaine Maxwell and a woman accusing Maxwell of coercing her into a prostitution operation involving Epstein.
“We’re grateful that the court ruled the summary judgment papers are open and they are moving to expedite having them unsealed,” said the Miami Herald’s lawyer Sanford Bohrer.
Epstein agreed to plead guilty to two counts of prostitution under a controversial agreement made in 2008, but numerous other parties were granted immunity from federal prosecution.
The agreement was made under former Miami U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta, who is now working as the secretary for the Department of Labor in President Donald Trump’s administration.
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