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“My heart goes out to our law enforcement officers and medical professionals risking their health and safety to fight this pandemic. While most Floridians are obeying the statewide stay-at-home order, some are abandoning the advice of health experts—forcing law enforcement into more face-to-face encounters than necessary,” Moody said.
Most of the funds--$3.86 million--is going to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office while the West Palm Beach Police Department is getting $57,597 and Palm Beach is getting $15,102.
After getting a letter from Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw on the matter, on Tuesday, DeSantis issued an Executive Assignment of the case from Palm Beach County to the State Attorney for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit. DeSantis also asked the FDLE to look into previous investigations of Epstein and the plea agreement.
Epstein, a financier and registered sex offender, was arrested earlier this month on federal charges for sex trafficking of minors in two states including Florida. He served time more than a decade ago in Florida for soliciting an underage girl for prostitution and served 13 months which included work release despite officials finding more than 30 victims.