Thank you Miami Herald! Secrets aid the rich and evil; too many judges (including in Canada) enable secrets. First batch Epstein list naming ‘John Does’ released.

brutal south@Paul_Bowers Jan 4, 2024:

Don’t forget why we’re finally seeing the Epstein documents: The Miami Herald and its lawyers fought to unseal them in court for 5 years. Sometimes that’s what it takes.


Ever heard about #OpDeathEaters ?
Give them credit they were first
They exposed it years before the press. The press ignored them as they did me.
We all win when us whistleblowers with proofs are listened to.
End impunity

First batch of ‘Jeffrey Epstein list’ court documents naming ‘John Does’ released By Julie K. Brown, Brittany Wallman, and Ben Wieder, January 03, 2024

UPDATE: First look at Jeffrey Epstein ‘John Doe’ files: Clinton, Copperfield, Trump and more

A federal court judge Wednesday night began the release of the names of about 150 affiliates of sex traffickers Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, the result of a long legal battle waged by the Miami Herald and its parent company, McClatchy. Miami Herald journalists were poring over the documents and will update this story as names and other details emerge.

Judge Loretta Preska issued an order Wednesday afternoon, reiterating an earlier pledge that the documents would be unsealed, even though two unidentified people had appealed her decision. One “Doe”, as in John or Jane Doe, was given a stay until Jan. 22, the other, Doe 110, will be reviewed in due course, the judge said.

Release of the sealed court documents — a highly anticipated list of those in the sex trafficker’s orbit — could finally bring to rest years of speculation about who among the rich and powerful were participants in the Palm Beach resident’s sordid world of sexual abuse.

… Epstein, 66, died in August 2019. Found hanging inside a prison cell, Epstein’s death was ruled a suicide. His accomplice, Maxwell, 62, is serving a 20-year federal prison sentence in Tallahassee. To date, they were the only people prosecuted in the case, though many influential people are believed to have known about or even participated in their crimes.

Release of the documents capped a five-year court case filed by the Miami Herald in 2019 through its attorneys at Holland & Knight to unseal documents that had been sealed by a prior judge who handled the case. The bulk of the material was unsealed on Aug. 9, 2019 — one day before Epstein was found dead. Since then the documents have been released on a rolling basis, as the judge allowed many of the names in the lawsuit to appeal the unsealing. As as result, it has taken years for the case to come this far.

The judge did allow for the names of victims to remain sealed. Three other Does — who are not victims — were also allowed to remain sealed. The Herald intends to appeal that decision.

… Epstein, who had expensive homes in Manhattan, New Mexico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in addition to Palm Beach, sexually abused more than 100 young women and girls from 2002 to 2018. He’d largely evaded legal consequence, until the summer of 2019, after a Miami Herald investigative series, Perversion of Justice, brought attention new to his case — and led ultimately to his arrest.

The names in the documents are those of recruiters, associates and “affiliates” of Epstein and Maxwell.

… Thirteen others tried unsuccessfully to keep their names hidden. Among them: Leslie Wexner, the former CEO of the Limited and Victoria’s Secret. Other names expected to be in the documents include Prince Andrew, financier Glenn Dubin and modeling agent Jean Luc Brunel, a onetime South Beach bon vivant who died by suicide in a French prison; and people who worked as butlers, housekeepers or recruiters for Epstein.


Download the Newly Unsealed Jeffrey Epstein Documents Here by Jason Koebler Jason Koebler, Jan 3, 2024, 404

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Refer also to:

2019: Secrets & lies by AER & Alberta govt to cover-up Encana’s secrets, lies & frac crimes; Supreme Court of Canada in the cover-up business too? Top Court signs pact to keep records of deliberations secret for at least 50 years; Reserves right to keep some secret forever

2022: CJ Richard Wagner wanting “more transparency” will not undo the Supreme Court of Canada’s secrets (would our judges hide their reasons for lying in rulings, defaming applicants, pissing on the rule of law, damaging the Charter … if they were clean?)

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