PBS NewsHour

Alex Acosta's 'unprecedented' plea deal with Jeffrey Epstein

Clip: 07/08/2019 | 7m 28s

Politically connected financier Jeffrey Epstein is facing up to 45 years in prison on charges he ran a sex-trafficking ring in the early 2000s that included girls as young as 14. Lisa Desjardins talks to former federal prosecutor Elie Honig about how unusual it is to bring charges this old and why Epstein's previous plea deal with Alex Acosta, now labor secretary, was "completely indefensible."

Aired: 07/08/19

Rating: NR

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