One of the federal prosecutors reportedly working on the case against alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein is the daughter of former FBI Director James Comey.
Maurene Comey is an assistant United States attorney in the Southern District of New York.
Her tenure at the Justice Department’s Manhattan office, which has a reputation for being the toughest group of federal prosecutors in the country, has included work on cases involving alleged racketeering, drugs and weapons crimes, embezzlement, obstruction of justice, and robbery, according to Law & Crime.
According to her LinkedIn page, Maurene Comey completed her undergrad at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where she majored in history and music.
Maurene Comey is seen left with husband Lucas Issacharoff. Maurene Comey is the daughter of former FBI Director James Comey (right)
Maurene Comey is part of the team of assistant U.S. attorneys working on the case of billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein (left), who was arrested in New York on Saturday. Epstein counts President Trump (right) among his high-profile friends
In 2017, Trump fired James Comey as director of the FBI, setting off a series of events which led to the Mueller investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 elections. Trump is seen left with Comey in January 2017 at the White House
She then received a doctorate of law at Harvard Law School.
Comey began working as an assistant U.S. attorney at SDNY in 2015.
Maurene Comey is one of six children that James Comey shares with his wife, Patrice Failor.
Comey and Failor, who herself is a lawyer who works on juvenile justice issues, met when they both attended William and Mary in the late 1970s.
Comey was the U.S. attorney at SDNY from January 2002 until December 2003 - a position to which he was appointed by then-President George W. Bush.
He then went on to become the deputy attorney general. In 2013, he was appointed by then-President Barack Obama to head the FBI.
Epstein, the wealthy financier and registered sex offender, is due in court following an arrest in New York on new sex-trafficking charges involving allegations that date to the early 2000s, according to law enforcement officials.
Maurene Comey is one of James Comey's six children. From left: Daughter Kate, James Comey, Maurene, and wife Patrice attend James Comey's Senate confirmation hearing after he was named by then-President Obama to head the FBI in 2013
From left: James Comey; his