Epstein Victims Asked to Remedy Non Prosecution Agreement
Victims of a predatory billionaire are being asked their views on how to remedy an unprecedented, insensitive and reckless non-prosecution agreement (NPA), which “was concealed from the victims and their counsel and violated the law.” We applaud this move and agree with attorney Sigrid McCawley who calls this remedial effort “a watershed for victims’ rights.”
In 2007, a secretive deal was struck between Jeffrey Epstein and former federal prosecutor Alexander Acosta, letting Epstein to plead guilty to a pair of minor state charges. We share the view of the Epstein victims who reportedly want:
- “the government to open the record, making public the entire federal case file, including external communications and internal discussions within the prosecutor’s office on Epstein,
- Acosta to “step down” as US Secretary of Labor,
- “a public hearing with mandatory attendance by Acosta and Epstein.”
- the immunity provisions that ultimately protected Epstein and his co-conspirators—who allegedly recruited and even abused the victims themselves—from federal charges” revoked.
We share their wish to see federal charges against Epstein and hope that every single person who saw, suspected or suffered his crimes or misdeeds contacts law enforcement to increase the chances of such charges.
CONTACT: Zach Hiner, Executive Director (517-974-9009, firstname.lastname@example.org)
(SNAP, the Survivors Network, has been providing support for victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings for 30 years. We have more than 25,000 survivors and supporters in our network. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)