Jeffrey Epstein

Ask Bronfman or Epstein — Money Rules at the Department [Store] of Justice

The USA has an Orwellian named agency called the Department of Justice.  It is heavily influenced by money and, as a bureaucracy, is dedicated to justifying its existence.

This means two things: Rich, guilty people can buy off justice, and poor, innocent people will be sent to prison. It’s just how it works.

It’s a bureaucracy – and prosecutors are promoted by the number of convictions and the amount of seized money they get.

You can’t seize money from poor people, so you go for the stats and put them in prison.

You can get money from rich people, so you make deals to let them skate or almost skate and take money from them.  It’s more like a Department Store of Justice.

Let me give you an example.

Next to Keith Alan Raniere, Clare Bronfman is the most guilty and vicious of the Nxivm racketeering enterprise co-conspirators.

She paid a $6 million fine and was giving a sweet plea deal with a sentencing guideline of 21-17 months – which may end up being the lightest sentence of everyone in the group she was indicted with.

Compare her to Lauren Salzman, a minor pawn in Nxivm. Lauren is facing sentencing guidelines about double Clare’s – in the 5-year range.

Why?  Because Lauren has no money to seize. She is merely a conviction stat. [2 felonies + 5 years = 7].

But Clare Bronfman and her sister Sara Bronfman-Igtet are the main reason why Nxivm became so powerful and dangerous [Sara did not get charged].  It would have not existed but for them.

Clare got off lighter than Nancy Salzman, Allison Mack, Lauren, and maybe even their hapless bookkeeper Kathy Russell.  But Clare paid $6 million.

Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein

Let me give you another example of how justice is sold at the Department of Justice: Jeffrey Epstein, the politically-connected, billionaire hedge fund manager.

Clare Bronfman has around $200 million – so she could purchase her sentence down to two years with her $6 million fine.

Raniere – whose most significant crimes were that he had sex with a 15-year-old girl [Camila] and sex trafficked a 30-year-old woman [Nicole]. For the latter crime, Raniere will go to prison for a minimum of 15 years.  If he had Epstein’s money, the outcome would have been different.

While Raniere raped Camila [and Rhiannon and several other little girls over the years], Epstein raped scores of children.

But Epstein had a billion dollars and was friends with Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, Donald Trump, and other powerful people.

He Was on Track for Life in Prison

Following an FBI investigation, in 2008, Epstein was accused by the DOJ of luring more than 30 underage girls for sex acts at his Palm Beach, Florida, mansion and elsewhere in the United States and overseas.

He even enlisted girls in kind of a multilevel marketing scheme to lure more girls for him.

Unlike Raniere, who is going to serve most likely a life sentence in federal prison, Epstein served only 13 months in a county jail.

In Epstein’s case, after FBI agents found Epstein had sex with dozens of little girls, he too was facing life in prison.

Then higher-ups at the Department Store [DOJ] went to work. They arranged to have him charged by the State of Florida instead of the feds, dropping all federal charges that, if he had been convicted, would have sent him away for life.

Epstein pleaded guilty to two state prostitution charges and got a non-prosecution agreement from the Department of Justice.

Epstein did do some time – and this proves even the rich can only purchase so much justice. He served his 13 months at the Palm Beach County jail.  Happily, he was able to maintain his billions because, while serving his sentence, he was granted a work release that enabled him to leave jail six days a week, 12 hours per day, to go to work at his Palm Beach office.

The Miami Herald found this somewhat unfair – and did their own investigation [and published their findings in a series titled Perversion of Justice] – and identified 80 females who said Epstein sexually abused or molested them between 2001 and 2006, when they were under 18 [the age of consent in Florida], some were as young as 13.

It was President Trump’s present Secretary of Labor, Alex Acosta who was the U.S. attorney in Miami at the time the sweet deal of Epstein was made.

To make the deal, Acosta had to break the Crime Victims’ Rights Act by not informing Epstein’s 36 victims of the agreement to drop federal charges – and charge him only at the state level for soliciting two prostitutes.

In arranging the deal, the DOJ offered Epstein a federal non-prosecution agreement.

Last February, federal Judge Kenneth A. Marra ruled that the DOJ had violated the Crime Victims’ Rights Act by giving Epstein immunity, without informing the victims about the deal.

When asked how Labor Secretary Acosta [when he was US Attorney under Bush] could cover up and save the child rapist Jeffrey Epstein, President Trump told reporters, “I really don’t know too much about it. I know that [Acosta] has done a great job as labor secretary and that [the child raping dating back to 2001- 2006] seems like a long time ago.”

In fairness to Acosta, he did not work alone. The Main Branch of the Department of Justice issued a statement that said, “the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida[‘s] [actions in saving Epstein] were approved by [DOJ] leadership and followed departmental procedures.”

During his 2017 confirmation hearing for secretary of Labor, Acosta responded to questions about the Epstein case by saying his office chose not to prosecute the case because he believed that the young victims were too scared to testify.

But how would he know?  Acosta never bothered to tell the 36 victims that Epstein was not going to be prosecuted.

Acosta said, “At the end of the day, based on the evidence, professionals within a prosecutor’s office decided that a plea that guarantees someone goes to jail [13 months], that guarantees he register (as a sex offender) …  and guarantees other outcomes, is a good thing.”

What were the other outcomes? And how much did those outcomes cost Epstein? And who collected the “outcomes”?

Epstein’s lawyers included Alan Dershowitz and Kenneth Starr.

As for victims being too scared, it is a fact that the Department [Store] of Justice entered into a non-prosecution agreement with Epstein without conferring with victims during the negotiation and the signing of the deal.

In fact, the Department of Justice actually sent letters to the [too sacred] victims requesting their ‘patience’ with the investigation. Those “too scared” victims wanted to see him prosecuted and some of them were evidently quite anxious to testify.

 

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Then US Attorney Alex Acosta, now Secretary of Labor for Trump, worked hard to get Jeff Epstein off of all federal charges. At the time the Department of Justice sold Epstein his justice, [2008] the FBI had identified three dozen girls, most between 13 to 16 years old, who gave Epstein massages that turned into sex acts.
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To get out of his jam, to get the best outcome he could, Epstein probably spent north of $20 million –  a fraction of his wealth – distributed in nooks and crannies, where cash placed in pockets is better justice than seeing an old perv in prison.

 

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Epstein’s permanent residence is his private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  He also spends time at his mansions in New York and Palm Beach. He recently purchased another Caribbean island he is developing. After a long day of day trading or developing his island paradise, it is not known – in his offshore abode – if he still needs to unwind with a sex massage from some child tricked into coming to his boudoir to face this beastly creature and his filthy gaze and odious, stench-filled, cadaver-like body – like other children did hundreds of times before.

Meantime, Keith Raniere is to be sentenced in September. Clare Bronfman’s sentencing has been indefinitely postponed.

 

 

 

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Frank Parlato

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  • Have you seen the reveal today on CDAN that names a SDNY prosecutor?
    FRIDAY, JULY 05, 2019
    Blind Items Revealed #31
    April 12, 2019

    The same DA that gave the disgraced producer leniency and ignored lots of charges against him was even more blatant in his money for looking the other way justice for the billionaire pedophile.

    Cyrus Vance/Harvey Weinstein/Jeffrey Epstein

  • The Jeffrey Epstein plea bargain story is a real conspiracy story……

    …….And an example of monumental corruption within the ranks of federal law enforcement.

    *******

    Jeffrey Epstein’s plea deal is more lenient than Clare Bronfman’s plea deal.

    How can anyone explain that?

    • “Jeffrey Epstein’s plea deal is more lenient than Clare Bronfman’s plea deal.
      How can anyone explain that?”

      Epstein was running a blackmail ring, probably on behalf of an intelligence service.
      Police believe that his Palm Beach mansion and perhaps his New York City mansion were both equipped with cameras and microphones.

      Speculation is that Epstein had ties to Israeli intelligence, the Mossad.
      Moreover Epstein’s chief pimp, a British born heiress, was the daughter of a rich businessman with alleged ties to Israeli intelligence.

  • In the book about the Epstein case titled “Filthy Rich”, written by James Patterson, John Connolly and Tim Malloy, the authors recount the case of a Florida school principal convicted of going on the internet to solicit sex with a boy.
    The boy turned out to be an undercover police officer and the principal ended up with a ten year prison sentence.
    Hard time in a real prison.
    And no child was actually molested.
    It was an attempt to molest a child.

    Epstein, who police clearly identified at the time as having molested three dozen girls, received about thirteen months work release where Epstein could spend his days at home (a Palm Beach mansion) and sleep at night in a private jail cell that was about the same as a college dormitory room with no room mates.
    I might add here that subsequent research by the Miami Herald has identified up to eighty (80) women who claim that they were sexually molested by Epstein.

    “Acosta came under federal scrutiny after the Miami Herald in November published a series, “Perversion of Justice,” that detailed how Acosta and other prosecutors worked to conceal the plea agreement and the scope of Epstein’s crimes to avoid public scrutiny, and to prevent his victims from opposing the deal. The Herald’s investigation found the names of 80 women who were possible victims of Epstein, located around the world.”
    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article230708394.html

    And like Raniere Epstein had numerous women willing to pimp little girls for him.
    As many as five women pimped girls for Jeffrey Epstein.
    One of Epstein’s pimps is very much like Clare Bronfman.
    She is a litigious heiress from Britain who will sue at the drop of a hat so I won’t mention her name but you can identify her from the James Patterson book “Filthy Rich”.
    But here is the key point:
    None of Epstein’s Pimps was charged with a Crime.
    Not a single one of them.

    Both Lauren Salzman and Allison Mack will probably receive prison time for their pimping activities.
    These two rotten women might have hurt as many as 150 women through their sex trafficking activities.
    And they should get even more time in prison than they will receive.

    But Epstein’s female pimps got off scot-free for pimping out underage girls.
    Up to 80 girls victimized by Epstein’s pimps.
    And here is the kicker.
    Epstein’s pimp who is the heiress from Britain was a guest of honor at Chelsea Clinton’s lavish wedding.

    A few days ago I had a post that discussed the horrible case of Gary Dotson, a man who spent years in prison for a rape that never occurred because the courts are extremely reluctant to admit a mistake was made.
    Shadow: From John Tighe to Gary Dotson, Exoneration Is Hard Because Courts Don’t Like to Admit They’re Wrong
    https://frankreport.com/2019/06/28/shadow-from-john-tighe-to-gary-dotson-exoneration-is-hard-because-courts-dont-like-to-admit-theyre-wrong/

    The Epstein case is an example where the government won’t admit a mistake was made even when government agents clearly violated the law and covered up secret back room deals that allowed a chronic sex offender to get off the hook.
    America has the best system of Justice money can buy.

  • Since Rhiannon didn’t want to wear a wire, except for Tighe, nobody until Frank came along wanted to start a website, and most people don’t use their real names or a verifiable fake name on this website, it is totally reasonable to conclude the girls wouldn’t have testified. You get what you deserve with your silence/anonymity.

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