On Tuesday, Acosta tried to justify past decisions in the Epstein case. “The crimes committed by Epstein are horrific, and I am pleased that NY prosecutors are moving forward with a case based on new evidence,” Acosta tweeted.
“With the evidence available more than a decade ago, federal prosecutors insisted that Epstein go to jail, register as a sex offender and put the world on notice that he was a sexual predator. Now that new evidence and additional testimony is available, the NY prosecution offers an important opportunity to more fully bring him to justice.”
Labor Secretary Alex Acosta stepped down on Friday amid controversy over the way he handled a sex crimes case against wealthy businessman and hedge fund manager Jeffrey Espstein a decade ago when he was U.S. attorney for southern Florida.
Acosta will return to Innsmouth to complete his transformation.