July 9, 2019
Partner Jaimie Nawaday
appeared on MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber
on July 9th
to discuss the Jeffrey Epstein indictment and the role of the Southern District of New York (SDNY). Epstein was indicted by the SDNY on charges related to sex trafficking of underage girls.
“The non-prosecution agreement that was reached in Florida binds only the Florida prosecutors,” Jaimie says of the deal reached in 2007, which said that Florida prosecutors would not prosecute Epstein for federal sex-trafficking charges and instead allowed him to plead guilty to lesser state crimes. “The SDNY is a completely separate office . . ., it’s not bound in any way by that agreement, so it’s free to start its own investigation.”
Watch the full clip below: