WEST PALM BEACH — A federal judge in West Palm Beach has ordered embarrassing correspondence between convicted Palm Beach underage-girl lover Jeffrey Epstein, his lawyers and federal prosecutors to be made public, Gossip Extra has learned exclusively.
By the same token, Judge Kenneth Marra has denied Epstein’s request to seal documents showing what really transpired during negotiations with the federal government that led to a deal giving the politically connected Epstein immunity from prosecution.
It’s yet another Gossip Extra scoop in West Palm Beach: “The interest in public disclosure outweighs Epstein’s interest in shielding . . . correspondence from public view,” Marra wrote.
Now, observers might be able to figure out why Epstein, a friend and financial supporter of ex-President Bill Clinton and British royal heir Prince Andrew and countless celebrities like actor Alec Baldwin, was able to get out of the clutches of prosecutors after having sex with dozens of underage suburban West Palm Beach girls in his fancy Palm Beach mansion.
Because of the deal Epstein reached with the government, he was prosecuted by then-Palm Beach County State Attorney Barry Krisher.
Krischer accepted Epstein’s guilty plea agreement in 2008, making Epstein a registered Florida sex offender. He served 18 months in a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office camp. He reported to jail only at night.
Epstein, a Wall Street prodigy, has been living on a private island in the U.S. Virgin Island since then.
But interest in his case bubbled back up to the surface when two of his victims filed a lawsuit in West Palm Beach, alleging that the federal government violated their rights as victims by keeping them out of the negotiations.
In their filing for secrecy in that case, Epstein’s attorneys claimed they worried that the victims’ lawyers would come up with irrelevant archives just so that websites like Gossip Extra would publish them.
Marra, however, warned lawyers on both sides not to file documents with the sole purpose to embarrass anyone.
New allegations in the case have included Epstein sharing a 16-year-old “sex slave” with Prince Andrew and famed lawyer Alan Dershowitz.
The case created such a buzz in England that Prince Andrew had to cut short his skiing vacation and return to Buckingham Palace to get an earful from Queen Elizabeth, his mother.
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