July 9, 2019
Partner Jaimie Nawaday appeared on CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin to discuss the Southern District of New York’s (SDNY) indictment of financier Jeffrey Epstein over allegations that he operated a sex trafficking scheme involving underage girls. Jaimie discussed the SDNY’s likely course of action after the Miami Herald broke news of a lenient, secret plea deal with federal prosecutors in Miami. The “deal of a lifetime” was approved by then U.S. attorney Alexander Acosta, who now serves as U.S. Secretary of Labor.
“When something like this breaks, allegations of a very serious crime . . . lots of victims … typically what happens is you have the higher-ups grab a few U.S. attorneys and have a meeting after the story breaks and ask ‘What are we going to do about this and how quickly can we do something about this?’,” Jaimie explained.
Epstein was arrested on July 8th at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. “That they got him straight from the plane indicates obviously a sense of urgency,” Jaimie continued. “Or because there could be that there is some ongoing criminal conduct.”
Watch the full segment below:
Jaimie was also quoted in CNN's article "Why the Jeffrey Epstein charges came now, more than a decade later," which gives more background into the investigation. You can read the article here.