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Prosecutors, Victims Target Epstein's Orbit, Despite Hurdles

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A protest group called "Hot Mess" hold signs outside a New York court July 8, 2019. (Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 25 August 2019 10:04 AM

The death of Jeffrey Epstein left more than just questions about his suicide, as prosecutors and victims now seek to retribution from those connected to his alleged sex trafficking operation, USA Today reported.

"Legal experts say it will likely be difficult for prosecutors and Epstein victims to win criminal cases and civil lawsuits against the financier's former associates," according to the report.

Epstein's wealth led to him being connected to some world leaders and U.S. dignitaries.

His past non-prosecution agreement in a Florida plea bargain had an immunity provision protecting his closest allies, if not co-conspirators, from criminal charges – specifically mentioned, but not limited to, in the agreement were: Sarah Kellen, Adriana Ross, Lesley Groff, and Nadia Marcinkova – according to the report.

The provision might be subject to a challenge, however, because a judge had ruled it was unlawful, according to Epstein's accusers' lawyer Jack Scarola.

The argument for co-conspirators after Epstein's death might be a claim prosecutors are looking for scapegoats, according to ex-federal prosecutor and now Loyola Law School professor Laurie Levenson to USA Today.

If there were strong cases to be made against those in Epstein's orbit, there would have charges already brought, Levenson added to the paper.

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The death of Jeffrey Epstein left more than just questions about his suicide, as prosecutors and victims now seek to retribution from those connected to his alleged sex trafficking operation, USA Today reported."Legal experts say it will likely be difficult for prosecutors...
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