(CNN) – Labor Secretary Alex Acosta has resigned.
President Trump made the official announcement Friday.
The move comes after backlash against Acosta over his handling of a 2008 plea deal with millionaire Jeffrey Epstein.
The Epstein case —and Acosta’s quote “sweetheart deal” — made headlines this week after the financier was accused of operating a sex trafficking ring in which he sexually abused dozens of underage girls.
Acosta had previously said he would not resign.