Epstein’s arrest shows the power of one newspaper’s investigation

❝ In the past year the Jeffrey Epstein case was catapulted onto the national news radar by one newspaper, the Miami Herald, and by one reporter in particular, Julie K. Brown. The paper’s “Perversion of Justice” series came out last November, and Brown has stayed on the story ever since.

❝ As soon as The Daily Beast broke the news that Epstein had been arrested on Saturday evening, fellow journalists and other observers credited Brown and thanked her for the tenacious investigation.

Law enforcement officials are also giving credit to the reporting. “We were assisted” by “some excellent investigative journalism,” Manhattan US Attorney Geoffrey Berman said at a Monday morning press conference.

❝ Brown was in the room for the press conference. She was actually scheduled to interview another one of Epstein’s accusers on Monday. But after he was arrested, she cancelled that flight and booked a ticket to New York.

True to form, she sought to shift the spotlight, away from her own work and toward her subjects. “The REAL HEROES HERE were the courageous victims that faced their fears and told their stories,” she tweeted Sunday.

The standards of a real hero.

8 thoughts on “Epstein’s arrest shows the power of one newspaper’s investigation

  1. Mike says:

    A journalist brought Epstein to justice and Acosta’s resignation — so stop demonizing the press https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/452808-a-journalist-brought-epstein-to-justice-and-acostas-resignation-stop
    One-quarter of Americans now agree that “the president should have the authority to close news outlets engaged in bad behavior.” https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/08/07/trump-should-able-close-news-outlets-republicans-say-poll/925536002/

  2. Update says:

    Deutsche Bank has notified U.S. financial watchdogs about suspicious transactions by accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. (NYT 7/23/19) https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/23/business/jeffrey-epstein-deutsche-bank.html The bank is under federal criminal investigation for potential money laundering, an investigation that has raised questions about Deutsche Bank’s handling of suspicious activity reports.
    Two congressional committees and state prosecutors in New York have also opened investigations into the bank’s relationship with President Trump, who received a total of more than $2 billion in loans from Deutsche Bank over nearly two decades, even as other major banks refused to do business with him.
    (Forbes July 24, 2019): Jeffrey Epstein used Deutsche Bank since 2013 to move millions of dollars through dozens of accounts, according to the Wall Street Journal, and while the embattled German bank is cooperating with federal investigators, it took months to close Epstein’s accounts and flag suspicious activity. https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisettevoytko/2019/07/24/jeffrey-epstein-moved-millions-of-his-wealth-through-deutsche-bank/#16d503045a37

  3. Curiouser and curiouser says:

    The leaders of the House Judiciary Committee on Monday sent 23 questions to the acting Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Director Hugh Hurwitz regarding Epstein’s death Saturday at New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC). See https://gallery.mailchimp.com/0275399506e2bdd8fe2012b77/files/3e65de39-527d-4221-b7c3-d8c08a4e2e00/08_12_19_Collins_Nadler_Letter_to_BOP_Director_Hurwitz_Final.pdf?utm_source=Collins+Judiciary+Press+List&utm_campaign=4021dcce85-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_08_12_08_03&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ff92df788e-4021dcce85-168864209

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