Florida billionaire and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is facing new charges.
Indicted for alleged sex trafficking involving minors according to law enforcement sources.
The charges cover alleged crimes in both New York State and Florida between 2002 and 2005.
The New York Times reporting the 66-year-old is expected to be charged with running a sex-trafficking operation at his Manhattan home, one involving girls as young as 14.
Epstein, the subject of investigations in both states and an FBI investigation, was granted a secret plea deal in 2008 by Florida prosecutors helping him avoid federal charges.
One of the key negotiators was former U.S. attorney Alexander Acosta, now President Trump’s Labor Secretary.
According to an extensive investigation by the Miami Herald, Acosta helped Epstein with what’s been referred to as the “deal of a lifetime” despite a federal investigation identifying 36 underage victims and a 53-page indictment.
The billionaire ultimately pleading guilty to two state misdemeanor prostitution charges, serving 13 months in a county jail in a work release program.
Acosta defended Epstein’s sentencing at his confirmation hearing saying, “we decided that a sentence or, how should I put this, that Mr. Epstein should plead guilty to two years, register as a sex offender, and concede liability so the victims could get restitution. And if that were done, the federal interest would be satisfied and we would defer to the state.”
Epstein is expected to appear in federal court in New York Monday.