Who is Alexander Acosta’s Wife? Jan Elizabeth Acosta Wiki, Bio, Age, Children
Jan Elizabeth Acosta Biography – Alexander Acosta Wife Bio
Jan Elizabeth Acosta is the wife of Alexander Acosta who is the former States Secretary of Labor. He resigned on July 12, 2019, following backlash from a plea deal he made with wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, a sex offender charged with human trafficking girls as young as 14. He was the first Hispanic to hold the rank of assistant attorney general for civil rights.
Jan Elizabeth Acosta Age
Jan is 43 years old as of 2019.
Jan Elizabeth Acosta Husband (Alexander Acosta)
Jan Elizabeth is married to Alexander Acosta who is an American attorney, academic and politician who serves as the 27th United States Secretary of Labor.
Who Is Alexander Acosta
Alexander Acosta was the first Hispanic member of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet in 2017. He attended Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami and skipped his senior year to attend Harvard University, from which he graduated in 1990. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1994.
Acosta began his career as a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito when he was a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. He also served as the dean of the Florida International University College of Law. He has served in three presidentially appointed, Senate-confirmed positions: a National Labor Relations Board member, assistant attorney general and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida.
Alexander Acosta Kids – Alexander Acosta Daughters
Acosta and his wife have two daughters.
Alexander Acosta Jeffrey Epstein
Acosta was the State Attorney in 2007 when Epstein was facing charges of sex trafficking of minors. He helped Epstein enter a plea deal which required Epstein to plead guilty to two state prostitution charges, serve jail time, register as a sex offender, and pay restitution to victims identified by the FBI.
In November 2018 a Miami Herald investigation revealed that Acosta, as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, had been directly involved in negotiating the 2007 deal with Epstein’s lawyers. The wealthy and influential hedge fund manager agreed to plead guilty to two state felony prostitution charges, pay restitution to his victims, register as a sex offender and serve 13 months in county jail.
In February 2019, a federal judge ruled Acosta had broken the law in negotiating the plea deal by failing to notify Epstein’s underage victims of the plea deal.
After Epstein was arrested Nancy Pelosi tweeted that Acosta must step down” because “he engaged in an unconscionable agreement” with Epstein, which was “kept secret from courageous, young victims preventing them from seeking justice. This was known by @POTUS when he appointed him to the cabinet. #AcostaResign.”
On July 9, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. during a speech from Senate floor said he was “calling on Secretary Acosta to resign”.
Alexander Acosta Resignation
On July 12, 2019 Alexander Acosta resigned after facing backlash for his involvement with Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking case, he offered him a plea deal which saw him arrested for only 13 months despie being a sex offender charged with human trafficking girls as young as 14. His resignation was announced by President Donald Trump.
Acosta on a press briefing said; “I thought the right thing was to step aside. I do not think it is right and fair for this administration’s labor department to have Epstein as the focus rather than the incredible economy that we have today.”
Alex Acosta informed me this morning that he felt the constant drumbeat of press about a prosecution which took place under his watch more than 12 years ago was bad for the Administration, which he so strongly believes in, and he graciously tendered his resignation….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2019