In this July 30, 2008, file photo, Jeffrey Epstein appears in custody in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Uma Sanghvi / AP)
The Justice Department has opened an inquiry into the sweetheart deal that gave multi-millionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein only 13 months in the private wing of Palm Beach County jail.
The inquiry was revealed in a letter released Wednesday from Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd to Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse.
The Justice Department “has now opened an investigation into allegations that Department attorneys may have committed professional misconduct in the manner in which the Epstein criminal manner was resolved,” Boyd wrote.
Sasse had raised concerns about the Epstein case following a series in the Miami Herald that highlighted the unusually cozy ties between the investor’s legal team and then-Southern Florida U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta.
Acosta now serves as President Trump’s labor secretary.
He signed off on Epstein’s plea deal in 2008 despite evidence of an international sex trafficking operation involving underage girls, the Herald reported.
Epstein, a hedge fund manager with a mansion on the Upper East Side and a private Caribbean island, was once friends with the likes of Bill Clinton, Kevin Spacey and Woody Allen, among other celebs and business titans.
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