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The Daily BeastJun 25, 2019
Feds Want to Uphold Billionaire Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein's Shady Plea Deal
Rick Friedman/Rick Friedman/GettyLast month, victims of billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein argued his controversial plea agreement should be tossed aside and that he should face federal charges for allegedly molesting dozens of underage girls in Palm Beach, Florida.

But the government is now fighting back against their proposed remedies to Epstein's sweetheart deal, which a federal judge ruled was illegal earlier this year because Epstein's victims were never consulted about the agreement.

In court papers filed late Monday, prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney's Office argued "the remedies that Petitioners seek go well beyond what equity allows." As The Daily Beast reported, the victims' first priority was for the court to rescind the immunity provisions of Epstein's secret 2007 non-prosecution agreement, brokered by Alexander Acosta (now President Trump's Labor Secretary), which shielded the 66-year-old financier and his alleged co-conspirators from federal prosecution.

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