Lead federal prosecutor from Jeffrey Epstein 2008 case resigns

Posted at 10:27 PM, Aug 08, 2019

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — The Contact 5 Investigators have confirmed that the lead federal prosecutor from Jeffrey Epstein's 2008 case has resigned.

Prosecutor A. Marie Villafana submitted her resignation to the Justice Department, according to Jonathan Brian, Villafana’s attorney.

According to the Miami Herald, she has long planned a transition to a career in health care. The Miami Herald reports Villafana plans to join the Department of Health and Human Services.

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