Judge seems disinclined to unseal Jeffrey Epstein records | Miami Herald

Long-sealed grand jury records that could reveal whether Palm Beach prosecutors sabotaged their own case against child molester Jeffrey Epstein will likely remain hidden from the public, at least for now, a county judge signaled Wednesday.

The county’s chief judge, Krista Marx, appeared poised to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Palm Beach Post that sought to open the documents, which have been sealed since 2006, but had not issued a decision from the bench following a hearing at the Palm Beach County Courthouse Wednesday morning.

Grand jury testimony and evidence is kept secret in Florida and can only be opened if it can be shown that the proceedings were tainted by wrongdoing.

— Read on www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article243244821.html

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