Prosecutors in New York have accused the billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls and of asking them to recruit others. We spoke with our colleague about what happened in a similar case against Mr. Epstein over a decade ago. Guest: Patricia Mazzei, the Miami bureau chief for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.
- The new indictment of Mr. Epstein could prompt a reckoning for the Justice Department, which is facing fresh scrutiny over a plea deal in 2008 that protected him from federal charges.
- Alexander Acosta, President Trump’s labor secretary and the former United States attorney in the Southern District of Florida, was personally involved in negotiating that plea deal.