MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A story that has received national attention is starting a new chapter in South Florida.READ MORE: Florida Senate Ready To Pass Controversial Protest Bill
A federal judge has agreed to push back a key deadline in a Florida victims’ rights case involving a wealthy financier accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls.
U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra granted an extension Thursday in the case involving victims of 66-year-old Jeffrey Epstein.READ MORE: ‘Billionaire Boxer’ Joe Fournier Ready To Settle Score With Reggaeton Singer Reykon In The Ring
Marra ruled last month that former Miami U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta’s prosecutors violated the victims’ rights by secretly reaching a 2008 nonprosecution agreement with Epstein. Under the agreement, Epstein pleaded guilty to state charges, spent 13 months in jail, paid settlements to victims and became a registered sex offender.
Marra also had ordered the U.S. Justice Department and the victims’ attorneys to suggest what to do about the violations by Friday. A new deadline hasn’t been set.
Acosta, now President Donald Trump’s labor secretary, says the deal was appropriate.MORE NEWS: CDC Study Finds Leaving Middle Seat Open On Airplanes Could Reduce COVID Exposure For Passengers
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