In his third year of law school, Alex interned with the Queens District Attorney’s Office in their Homicide Bureau and was a member of the Hofstra Law School Mock Trial Board. He also participated in the Law School’s On-Campus Interview Program and found a passion for litigation.
Alex aims to become a pediatrician or family medicine doctor, following in his older brother’s footsteps. This summer, he was involved with the Carolina Covenant Career Accelerator program which helped him secure grant funding to research ways to improve psychiatric patient transport and EMS responses to pediatric calls at UNC Hospitals. He hopes to continue his public service interests and help serve rural North Carolina populations in the future.
In 2008, wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein struck a plea deal with then-Miami US Attorney Alexander Acosta’s office. The deal allowed him to avoid a federal case that could have landed him in prison for life. Instead, he was sentenced to only 13 months in county jail after pleading guilty to two charges of prostitution. Epstein and his co-conspirators were granted immunity, and Acosta’s office did not disclose the existence of the deal to any of the dozens of victims identified in it.
New York prosecutors are now investigating Epstein’s crimes, reviving an investigation that Acosta’s office handled in 2007. The case received renewed scrutiny after the release of Netflix’s four-part documentary series Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich. A judge ruled in 2019 that Acosta’s team broke the law by concealing the plea agreement from Epstein’s victims.