Business Insider reports the Federal Bureau of Investigation had its eyes on Jeffrey Epstein long before his death by apparent suicide in a New York City jail cell.
The Bureau had plans to arrest Epstein while he was judging a beauty pageant in the US Virgin Islands in 2007, a year before his plea deal.
The DoJ's Office of Professional Responsibility released a summary on Thursday of the handling of Epstein's first federal investigation between 2006 and 2008.
The full 347-page report detailed law enforcement's plan to take Epstein into custody as early as May of 2007.
Alex Acosta, the former Labor Secretary under the Trump administration, was at the time the Attorney for the Southern District of Florida.
He agreed to a plea deal to grant immunity from all federal criminal charges to Epstein, along with four named co-conspirators.
Epstein owned an island in the US Virgin Islands that he used as his primary residence. Now a tourist destination, it's referred to as 'Pedophile Island.'