Attorney John S. Berry, Jr., was recently a guest on KFAB’s Chris Baker radio show to discuss the new charges filed against Jeffrey Epstein.
A key component of the case takes root in Florida where he had previously been tried under similar offenses. This time, however, Epstein is not being tried in state court. Mr. Berry points out that he is being tried through the Federal court system, this being the reason it may not be an infringement of the Double Jeopardy Clause.
John did note that in the previous Epstein case in Florida referenced “known and unknown victims” which could suggest investigators knew of other existing evidence at the time of the plea deal. He also mentioned that the previous plea deal included a “non-prosecution agreement in federal court.”
Mr. Berry and Mr. Baker both remarked on the possibility of new precedent arising from the Epstein case and how the “global” aspect of the previous plea agreement may cause some troubles for the prosecutors of the current case.
John Berry Jr. is a seasoned warrior on both the battlefield and in the courtroom. After multiple deployments and the completion of Airborne and Ranger school through the US Army, John has seen an equally impressive legal career. To learn more about John, click here.