John Deaton voiced his support for the judge overseeing the SEC vs. Ripple case, despite accusations she is a “deep state” operative.
Epstein didn’t kill himself
In Aug. 2019, Epstein was found unresponsive as he was awaiting trial for underage sex trafficking charges. The New York Medical Examiner concluded he hung himself in an apparent suicide.
A forensic pathologist hired by Epstein’s brother challenged the verdict, claiming the evidence suggested he was strangled. Several other irregularities existed, including CCTV footage being erased due to technical error and the inaction of guards Tova Noel and Michael Thomas, accused of sleeping and internet surfing around the time of Epstein’s death.
The catalog of unlikely events spurred a wave of disbelief over the official story, popularizing the “Epstein didn’t kill himself” phrase among the public.
Noel and Thomas were tasked with checking on Epstein every 30 minutes. During their trial, the pair admitted to falsifying records, making it appear as though they had done that.
Judge Torres dismissed the case, with Noel and Thomas facing no repercussions. Providing a statement, Noel’s lawyer, Jason Foy, said the case was “managed differently.”
Foy then switched the focus of the case to the “toxic culture, subpar training, staffing shortages, and dysfunctional management” of the jail, which has since closed.
Deaton backs Ripple judge
@CryptoBull noted that Judge Torres had dismissed the case against the two guards watching Jeffrey Epstein the night he died.
He subsequently questioned Judge Torres’ impartiality, implying she is an agent of the deep state and “will rule in favor of the SEC” in the ongoing case against Ripple.
Responding to this, Deaton backed Judge Torres, saying there was zero evidence she is compromised. Adding, it was a “crazy leap” to assume she “is part of the deep state and will thus decide in favor of the SEC.”
Deaton explained the ruling as part of a plea deal following the guards’ “completed deferred prosecution.” Doubling down, he said Judge Torres is not one to “rubber stamp” federal prosecutions and will preside impartially in the Ripple case.
“If she rules against Ripple it will be b/c she thinks the law requires it. I may or may not agree with her decision but it will be a ruling she thinks is correct.“
The SEC brought legal action against Ripple in December 2020 over allegations the firm had raised over $1.3 billion from the sale of unregistered securities in the XRP token.