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The reporter who brought down Jeffrey Epstein

Miami Herald reporter Julie K. Brown and author of 'Perversion of Justice' on Ghislaine Maxwell’s upcoming trial and her bombshell investigation into Jeffrey Epstein’s 2008 plea deal that brought global attention to the case.
The late Jeffrey Epstein is shown with alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell, in a photo display at a news conference to announce charges against Maxwell on July 2 in New York. (John Minchillo/The Associated Press)

By now, Jeffrey Epstein's crimes are known around the world. But in 2018, they had largely been forgotten, until Miami Herald reporter Julie K. Brown's explosive investigation helped lead to federal sex-trafficking charges for the wealthy financier. 

Now, Epstein is dead, but his alleged co-conspirator, Ghislaine Maxwell, is in jail awaiting trial. Today, a conversation with Julie K. Brown about that upcoming trial and the many questions that still swirl around the Jeffrey Epstein saga.

Her new book is called Perversion of Justice: The Jeffrey Epstein Story.