U-S Labour Secretary resigns over 2008 Epstein deal

Alexander Acosta steps down amid scrutiny of the deal from 2008

A resignation amid renewed scrutiny.

Labour Secretary Alexander Acosta steps down as questions have been raised over his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with Jeffrey Esptein.

Acosta oversaw the non-prosecution agreement with Epstein while he was the U.S. Attorney in Miami.

Epstein avoided federal charges, plead guilty to state charges and served 13 months in jail.

Similar charges recently filed against Epstein by federal prosecutors in New York had put Acosta’s role in the 2008 deal under renewed scrutiny.

Epstein is accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls.