My Italian Investigation Agency conducts the criminal investigations from the day 1 of its existence, even before the Private Investigator has been recognized by the Code of Criminal Procedure in Italy. And it is probably the reason why such news as about Jeffrey Edward Epstein do not surprise me at all.
On Saturday, July 6, 2019 the billionaire from New York City, Jeffrey Edward Epstein has been finally arrested by FBI for rape and human trafficking of minors. Epstein was already arrested and imprisoned for similar accusations back in 2008. Thanks to his money and his influence of a billionaire, though, he managed to seal the deal, which has effectively given him years of immunity, leaving at the same time hands of the Bureau tied.
The FBI agents did not lose their souls and it seems that they have finally caught him out for the crimes committed between 1999 and 2005.
One of the problems of the Justice, as far as I’m concerned, consists in its too entrepreneurial and financial approach. Everywhere in the world, the work of prosecutors resembles more and more an assembly line, which results in working more on the quantity than on the quality. It also uses a strange “certainty of the penalty”: that is the one which prefers a ridiculous deal with the culprits, with respect to the crimes committed by them, to the risk of losing the trial. Furthermore, although it was a well-known fact that winning in the Court is often a thing of the rich, already in certain nations (and in this matter the United States of America are the first), the poorer the defendant is, the more guilty he becomes. That means that a high deposit is enough to make lives of rapists and murderers easier.
Many years ago me and a policeman were at two opposite fronts: I was working for a defense lawyer and he for the District Attorney. At that point the policeman accused me of being a mercenary of my clients. It is true – I responded – but an Italian Investigation Agency may choose its customers, while a policeman has to fulfill his commitment even when he finds himself trapped in power games of people bigger than himself. And I chose that client because I was sure that the allegations of him had been unjust.
The client of the defense lawyer, for whom I was working, was released and the policeman, who had been initially against my private investigations, had to admit that they occurred to be useful.
That policeman and I, today, are good friends. And he, hearing me talking about my old cases, understood that the “mercenary” relationship, established between the client and my Italian Private Detective Agency, lets me maintain much greater distance from any direct or indirect contaminations, which would stop me from being an honest servant of Justice.
All that, of course, cannot exclude a real direct corruption, because the Judges remain, above all, human beings with all their weaknesses. The recent scandals about the Superior Council of Magistracy and about the Juvenile Court of Bologna have shown that this weakness is much more probable and dangerous for the guardians of the Justice rather than for the Italian private investigator.