Manhattan federal prosecutors declined to pursue Epstein and Maxwell case in 2016, sources say

NEW YORK — In July 2019, then-Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman proclaimed before a phalanx of cameras that the feds were “proud” to stand up for Jeffrey Epstein’s victims.“My office will not rest until perpetrators of these types of crimes are brought to justice. Victims’ voices, including the many voices of Epstein’s alleged victims, must be heard,” Berman said.It wasn’t always that way.On Feb. 29, 2016, the office’s top human trafficking prosecutor, Amanda Kramer, met with defense attorneys representing victims of Epstein and his alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, sources tell the New …

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