Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta resigned amid mounting criticism against his decision not to prosecute wealthy hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein in 2008. At the time, Acosta was serving as the US attorney in Miami, where he oversaw an agreement that allowed Epstein to forgo federal charges of sex crimes. The resignation comes just days after Epstein was arrested again under accusations of sex-trafficking girls as young as 14.
Who will replace Acosta? After President Donald Trump praised Acosta as a ‘great’ Labor Secretary, the White House announced that Acosta’s deputy Pattrick Pizzella will assume the position.