Alexander Acosta

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Rene Alexander Acosta

Birthplace: Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States
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Managed by: Tamás Flinn Caldwell-Gilbert
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About Alexander Acosta

Rene Alexander Acosta (born January 16, 1969) is an American attorney, academic and politician who served as the 27th United States Secretary of Labor from 2017 until his resignation in 2019. President Donald Trump nominated Acosta to be Labor Secretary on, and he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on. Acosta is the only Hispanic person to have served in President Trump's Cabinet.

A member of the Republican Party, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to the National Labor Relations Board and later served as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. He is the former dean of Florida International University College of Law.

In 2007–2008, as U.S. Attorney, Acosta approved a plea deal that required Jeffrey Epstein to plead guilty to state charges of prostitution against one 14-year-old girl, register as a sex offender and pay restitution to victims as part of a federal non-prosecution agreement. The prosecutors had identified 36 victims of Epstein, most of them having no prior knowledge of the agreement and no opportunity to give input. The deal has been the subject of criticism by the Miami Herald and others.

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Alexander Acosta's Timeline

January 16, 1969
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States