NEW YORK, NY – Judge Richard M. Berman, in response to the nolle prosequi filing (prosecution wishes to not proceed) from August 19, 2019 orders a hearing.
Jeffrey Epstein was indicted on July 2, 2019 for conspiracy for sex trafficking of a minor and sex trafficking of a minor. He was found dead in his cell on August 10, 2019.
Judge Berman, in his short notification, tells US Attorneys Maurene Comey (James Comey’s daughter), Alison Moe and Alex Rossmiller that there could still be reason to move forward.
“The Court believes that where, as here, a defendant has died before any judgement has been entered against him, the public may still have an informational interest in the process by which the prosecutor seeks dismissal of an indictment.”
The hearing will be on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 10:30 am. Judge Berman will hear from Counsel for the Government and for the deceased Jeffrey Epstein. He will also let Counsel for the victims and the victims to be heard if they want.
To read Judge Berman’s order click here.