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Ed Jewett
07-22-2010, 01:15 AM
Billionaire Pedophile Goes Free






Conchita Sarnoff Conchita Sarnoff � Wed Jul 21, 12:05 am ET


NEW YORK � Hedge fund mogul Jeffrey Epstein becomes a free man today, five years after he was first accused of sexually abusing underage girls. After months of reporting, The Daily Beast�s Conchita Sarnoff reveals exclusive details of the investigation and the legal wrangling that saved him from a long prison term. She reports:

� Palm Beach�s police chief objected to Epstein�s �special treatment� and gave The Daily Beast an exclusive look at his nine-hour deposition about the investigation.

� Earlier versions of the U.S attorney�s charges, including a sealed 53-page indictment, could have landed Epstein in prison for 20 years.

� Victims alleged that Epstein molested underage girls from South America, Europe, and the former Soviet republics, including three 12-year-old girls brought over from France as a birthday gift.

� The victims also alleged trips out of state and abroad on Epstein�s private jets, which would be evidence of sex trafficking�a much more serious federal crime than the state charges Epstein was convicted of.

� Epstein�s attorneys investigated members of the Palm Beach Police Department, while others ordered private investigators to follow and intimidate the victims� families; one even posed as a police officer.

� Then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales told The Daily Beast that he �would have instructed the Justice Department to pursue justice without making a political mess.�
Film director Roman Polanski is not the only convicted pedophile to walk free this month and return to a life of privilege. On Wednesday, hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein (http://news.yahoo.com/s/dailybeast/9095_jeffreyepsteinbillionairepedophilegoesfree#) completes his one-year house arrest in Palm Beach, which has been even less arduous than Polanski�s time at a Swiss ski chalet.
During Epstein�s term of �house arrest,� he made several trips each month to his New York home and his private Caribbean island. In the earlier stage of his sentence for soliciting prostitution with a minor�13 months in the Palm Beach Stockade�he was allowed out to his office each day. Meanwhile, Epstein has settled more than a dozen lawsuits brought by the underage girls who were recruited to perform �massages� at his Palm Beach mansion (http://news.yahoo.com/s/dailybeast/9095_jeffreyepsteinbillionairepedophilegoesfree#). Seven victims reached (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/dailybeast/ts_dailybeast/storytext/9095_jeffreyepsteinbillionairepedophilegoesfree/36967813/SIG=138fpdbnk/*http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/sex-offender-jeffrey-epstein-settles-seven-more-lawsuits-743636.html) a last-minute deal last week, days before a scheduled trial; each received well over $1 million�an amount that will hardly dent Epstein�s $2 billion net worth.
With that, the known victims of Epstein�s sexual compulsion have been officially silenced, and the case against him is closed unless new ones come forward. According to banking sources, he has been moving assets out of the U.S. and may well follow Polanski into a luxurious exile.


Watch Jeffrey Epstein Storm Out of a Deposition When Asked About His Penis

But the question remains: Did Epstein�s wealth and social connections�former President Bill Clinton; Prince Andrew; former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak; New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson; and former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers were just a few of the prominent passengers on his private jets�allow him to receive only a slap on the wrist for crimes that carry a mandatory 20-year sentence? Was he able, with his limitless assets and heavy-hitting lawyers�Alan Dershowitz, Gerald Lefcourt (http://news.yahoo.com/s/dailybeast/9095_jeffreyepsteinbillionairepedophilegoesfree#), Roy Black, Kenneth Starr, Guy Lewis, and Martin Weinberger among them�to escape equal justice?
Michael Reiter, the former Palm Beach police chief, certainly thinks so. He gave The Daily Beast exclusive access to the transcript of his nine-hour deposition for the victims� civil suits, in which he explained how the case against Epstein was minimized by the State Attorney�s Office, then bargained down by the U.S. Department of Justice, all in an atmosphere of hardball legal tactics and social pressures so intense that Reiter became estranged from several colleagues. At the time, Reiter, who retired in 2009 and now runs his own security firm, objected both to Epstein�s plea agreement and to the flexible terms of his incarceration in the county jail rather than state prison. Asked during the deposition whether he thought Epstein received special treatment, he answered �yes.�
In March 2005, Reiter�s department, acting on a complaint from the Florida parents of a 14-year-old girl, launched an investigation that would eventually uncover a pattern of predatory behavior stretching back years and spanning several continents, knowingly enabled by Epstein�s associates and employees. Two or three times a day, whenever Epstein was in Palm Beach, a teenage girl would be brought to the mansion on El Brillo Way. (�The younger the better,� he instructed Haley Robson, a local teenager who was paid to bring other girls to the house, and who declared (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/dailybeast/ts_dailybeast/storytext/9095_jeffreyepsteinbillionairepedophilegoesfree/36967813/SIG=1349hfc0v/*http://www.palmbeachpost.com/pbccentral/content/local_news/epaper/2006/07/26/s1b_EPSTEIN_0726.html), on a police tape, that she was �like a Heidi Fleiss,� the infamous California madam.) Advised that she would be giving a �massage,� the girl was then pressured to remove her clothes, submit to fondling and a large vibrator, and sometimes lured into more invasive sexual contact. Each girl was paid $200 or more, depending on how far things went, by house manager Alfredo Rodriguez (http://news.yahoo.com/s/dailybeast/9095_jeffreyepsteinbillionairepedophilegoesfree#), who was instructed always to have $2,000 cash on hand.
The Palm Beach Police Department identified 17 local girls who had contact with Epstein before the age of consent; the youngest was 14, and many were younger than 16. And that was just at one of Epstein�s many homes around the world�he also owns property in New York, Santa Fe, Paris, London, and the Caribbean. Subsequent investigation by the FBI, reaching as far back as 2001, indentified roughly 40 victims, not counting Nadia Marcinkova, whom Epstein referred to (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/dailybeast/ts_dailybeast/storytext/9095_jeffreyepsteinbillionairepedophilegoesfree/36967813/SIG=11im6u87n/*http://nymag.com/news/features/41826/index2.html) as his �Yugoslavian sex slave (http://news.yahoo.com/s/dailybeast/9095_jeffreyepsteinbillionairepedophilegoesfree#) because he had imported her from the Balkans at age 14. Now 24, Marcinkova became a member of the household and is alleged to have participated in the sexual contact with underage girls.
Epstein quickly got wind of the investigation, and progress on the case got messy very quickly. He hired a squad of lawyers and private investigators and dispatched influential friends to pressure the police into backing off. Instead, local detectives pressed on and brought the matter to the attention of the FBI. The detectives asked their federal colleagues whether the fact that some victims appeared to have traveled out of state on Epstein�s planes�plus the use of interstate phone service to arrange assignations�might be violations of the federal 2000 Trafficking Victims Protection Act, which carries a minimum sentence of 20 years. (Florida enacted the federal TVPA in 2002.)
So when State Attorney Barry Krischer, who also ran Florida�s Crimes Against Children Unit, proved reluctant to mount a vigorous prosecution of Epstein, saying the local victims were not credible witnesses, Chief Reiter wrote the attorney a letter (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/dailybeast/ts_dailybeast/storytext/9095_jeffreyepsteinbillionairepedophilegoesfree/36967813/SIG=1333e6ru5/*http://www.palmbeachpost.com/localnews/content/local_news/epaper/2006/08/08/s1b_epstein_0808.html) complaining of the state�s �highly unusual� conduct and asking him to remove himself from the case. He did not, and the evidence his office presented to a state grand jury produced only a single count of soliciting prostitution. (Krischer has since retired and would not comment for this article.) The day after that indictment was returned, Reiter was relieved to have the FBI step in and take over the investigation.
The details that eventually emerged were often shocking and occasionally bizarre. For Epstein�s birthday one year, according to allegations in a civil suit, he was presented with three 12-year-old girls from France, who were molested then flown back to Europe the next day. These same civil complaints allege that young girls from South America, Europe, and the former Soviet republics, few of whom spoke English, were recruited for Esptein�s sexual pleasure. According to a former bookkeeper, a number of the girls worked for MC2, the modeling agency owned by Jean Luc Brunel, a longtime acquaintance and frequent guest of Epstein�s. Brunel received $1 million from the billionaire around the time he started the agency.
The non-prosecution agreement executed between Epstein and the Department of Justice states that Epstein and four members of his staff were investigated for �knowingly, in affecting interstate and foreign commerce, recruiting enticing and obtaining by any means a person, knowing that person has not yet obtained the age of 18 years and would be caused to engage in commercial sex act��that is, child sex trafficking (http://news.yahoo.com/s/dailybeast/9095_jeffreyepsteinbillionairepedophilegoesfree#). Yet the agreement allowed Epstein to plead guilty to only two lower-level state crimes, soliciting prostitution and soliciting a minor child for prostitution.
Although the police investigation was officially closed, Chief Reiter tried to stay abreast of the federal case against Epstein. He was particularly concerned that Epstein be registered as a sex offender, which was part of the final deal, and that a fund be set up to compensate his victims�which was not, although Epstein agreed to bankroll their civil lawsuits. Attorney Dershowitz says Epstein�s agreement to pay attorney fees for the victims and agree to civil damage claims�without admitting guilt�amounted to �extortion under threat of criminal prosecution.�
But exactly which crimes did the Department of Justice threaten to prosecute? The Daily Beast has learned that there were several earlier versions of the U.S Attorney�s charges, including a 53-page indictment that, had he been convicted, could have landed Epstein in prison for 20 years. Brad Edwards, attorney for seven of the victims, confirms the existence of an earlier draft of the non-prosecution agreement, officially under seal, in which it appears that Epstein �committed, at some point, to a 10-year federal sentence.� But in the end Epstein�s legal team refused that deal and threatened to proceed to trial. And that�s where the question of whether the case was �winnable� before a jury again came into play, according to a source in the U.S Attorney�s Office, which shared the state attorney�s view that the prosecution was far from a slam dunk.
For one, it was clear from the start that Epstein would spare no legal expense and that his team of veteran lawyers, whose cases ranged from O.J. Simpson to the investigation of Clinton�s relationship with an intern, would play rough. When the Palm Beach police started to identify victims, according to Detective Joe Recarey�s report, Dershowitz began sending the detective Facebook and MySpace posts to demonstrate that some of these girls were no angels. Reiter�s deposition also states that he heard from local private investigators that Dershowitz had launched background checks on both the police chief and Det. Recarey. Dershowitz denies all of that. According to Reiter, both he and Recarey also became aware that they were under surveillance for several months, without knowing who ordered it. And the Florida victims began to complain that they and family members were being followed and intimidated by private investigators who were then linked to local attorneys in Epstein�s employ. In one reported instance, the private investigator claimed to be a police officer, and Reiter considered filing witness-tampering charges.
The credibility of the victims was also an issue; they had never complained of their treatment by Epstein until they were contacted by police, and they may have voluntarily returned to the Palm Beach mansion several times. Many of the girls came from disadvantaged backgrounds or broken homes, and they were susceptible to Epstein�s cash, intimidation, and charm. Those who were 16 when they went to El Brillo Way would have been in their 20s by the time they took the stand, and Epstein�s investigators had dredged up every instance of bad behavior in their pasts. According to an exchange in the Reiter deposition, a few of the victims had worked in West Palm Beach at massage parlors known as �jack shacks.� Each new compromising detail was immediately forwarded to the State Attorney�s Office, where staff met frequently with Epstein�s lawyers.
The Florida statutes are clear: Any person older than 24 who engages in sexual contact with someone under the age of 18 commits a felony of the second degree. The victim�s prior sexual conduct is not relevant; ignorance of her age is no defense. She needn�t resist physically to cast doubt on the issue of �consent.� For a child under 16, even lewd behavior short of touching is a felony of the second degree. But convincing a jury that a sexual encounter is a heinous crime is difficult if the victim can be made to appear willing and unharmed, not to mention vulgar and mercenary. It wasn�t hard to imagine some of the victims quickly being discredited in court by Epstein�s crack legal team, who repeatedly noted that the age of consent is lower in many other states.
But that doesn�t quite explain why the Department of Justice would forgo the child-trafficking charges, which pertain regardless of a girl�s attitude or character. Epstein�s final sentence is so out of line with the statutory guidelines for that crime that it appears the department may have been influenced by the existence of his many powerful friends and attorneys. A highly intelligent man who once taught math at the Dalton School in New York without a bachelor�s degree, Epstein has been a serious and respected player in the highest reaches of politics and philanthropy. He has made substantial contributions to political candidates, served on the Council on Foreign Relations, and donated $30 million to Harvard University.
Moreover, many of his high-powered acquaintances availed themselves of Epstein�s private jets, for which the pilot logs, obtained by discovery in the civil suits, sometimes showed that bold-face names were on the same flights as underage girls. A high-profile trial threatened to splash mud over all sorts of big players, just as both Gov. Richardson and Bill Clinton�s wife were running for president. Also, a hedge fund prosecution in which Epstein offered to give evidence was heating up. Alberto Gonzales, who was U.S. attorney general throughout most of the Epstein investigation and resigned just before the non-prosecution agreement was signed, told The Daily Beast that he �would have instructed the Justice Department to pursue justice without making a political mess.� But that may have been an impossible mandate, given the players involved.
Instead, said attorney Brad Edwards, �Epstein committed crimes that should have jailed him for most of his life�he was jailed for only a few months.� And this week he walks through his door a free man.
Conchita Sarnoff has developed multimedia communication programs for Fortune 500 companies and has produced three current events debate television programs, The Americas Forum, From Beirut to Kabul, and a segment for The Oppenheimer Report. She is a contributor to The Huffington Post and is writing a book about child trafficking in America.



http://news.yahoo.com/s/dailybeast/9095_jeffreyepsteinbillionairepedophilegoesfree

Magda Hassan
07-23-2010, 08:03 AM
I wonder if he is eligible to go onto some sort of sex offender/pedophile register? And if he has been put on one.

Jan Klimkowski
07-23-2010, 06:39 PM
I wonder if he is eligible to go onto some sort of sex offender/pedophile register? And if he has been put on one.

I wonder if he is eligible to go straight to Hell.

Yup. Thought so.

Ed Jewett
07-23-2010, 08:24 PM
Well, he can at least afford to pay the ferryman.

Ed Jewett
09-24-2010, 07:35 PM
Jeffrey Epstein Goes Free, Reunites With His 'Sex Slave' (http://gawker.com/506615/jeffrey-epstein-goes-free-reunites-with-his-sex-slave)

http://cityfile.com/system/article_images/6615/143359.jpg?1248278344Guess who's been released from prison? That would be Jeffrey Epstein (http://cityfile.com/dailyfile/tags/jeffrey-epstein), the secretive money manager who pleaded guilty in 2007 to soliciting underage teen girls for sex. Epstein has spent the last year or so in a Palm Beach prison, although he hasn't had to spend every minute of the day confined to a cell. As part of a work-release program, Epstein was allowed to leave his cell during the day and work from an "office" in West Palm Beach, work that reportedly involved (http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/06/exclusive-jeffrey-epstein-be-released-prison-early) helping the government build a case against the Bear Stearns hedge fund that imploded last year (http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/banking_and_finance/article4175831.ece) and cost Epstein the $67 million he'd invested in the fund. His cooperation helped shave six months off his sentence and early this morning Epstein skipped out of jail, using a side entrance to avoid the reporters that had gathered outside to greet him. But while his lawyer told a reporter that Epstein is thrilled that "this part of his life is over," and he's "ready to move on to other things," it doesn't look like he's totally put his past behind him.
Page2Live's Jose Lambiet reports (http://www.page2live.com/20http://cityfile.com/sex-slave-visited-jailed-pervert-jeffrey-epstein-67-times/) this morning that jail records indicate that Epstein was visited on more than 70 occasions by Nadia Marcinkova (http://gawker.com/tag/nadiamarcinkova/), a woman who was at the center of Epstein's prostitution case in 2007. Marcinkova, who has described herself as a real estate broker in the past, served as Epstein's "assistant," helped wrangle underage girls for the billionaire, and even took part in the sex play herself, according to testimony given the Palm Beach police. And she may have also been a victim herself, since Epstein reportedly bragged to friends and associates (http://gawker.com/news/crime/exclusive-jeffrey-epsteins-sex-slave-190625.php) that he'd "purchased her from her family in Yugoslavia" and "brought her into the United States to be his Yugoslavian sex slave."
Marcinkova wasn't the only person connected to Epstein's prostitution case to visit him behind bars. Sarah Kellen (http://gawker.com/tag/sarahkellen/), who also allegedly helped procure girls for the money manager, stopped by on a few occasions. As did a handful of shady characters, including one Igor Zinoviev, "a Russian extreme fighter," and Jean-Luc Brunel, who co-owns a modeling agency in Miami and has been accused of abusing underage models in the past, according to Lambiet.
This morning, Epstein's lawyer said his client was experiencing "relief and excitement" now that he's a free man. We'll assume that even more "relief and excitement" will be experienced when he finally gets to reunite with Marcinkova in the privacy of his bedroom.
'Sex slave' visited jailed perv Epstein 67 times (http://www.page2live.com/20http://cityfile.com/sex-slave-visited-jailed-pervert-jeffrey-epstein-67-times/) [Page2Live]
Palm Beach Billionaire Released From Jail (http://www.wpbf.com/news/20140147/detail.html) [WPBF]
Exclusive: Jeffrey Epstein's Sex Slave (http://gawker.com/news/crime/exclusive-jeffrey-epsteins-sex-slave-190625.php) [Gawker]
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David Guyatt
09-26-2010, 09:24 AM
I think this, yet again, proves the truly - yet hidden - controlling influence of the paedophile "power" mafia, which have a very powerful and influential international membership which often is protected by the security services because they are so high profile.

This vile protection utterly undermines, imo, the police and judicial system of the western world.

Peter Lemkin
09-26-2010, 09:50 AM
I think this, yet again, proves the truly - yet hidden - controlling influence of the paedophile "power" mafia, which have a very powerful and influential international membership which often is protected by the security services because they are so high profile.

This vile protection utterly undermines, imo, the police and judicial system of the western world.

Agree. I'd like to point out the Mae Brussell was the first [I know] to really research this and make a point of it...and it was [coincidently?!] her last research and the point at which she died and the house across the street from hers [from which she was monitored] burned to the ground the day she died].......I've also noticed a very high [over the national average] % of pedophiles in intelligence, positions of great financial power, and upper echelons of the military and certain powerful religious organizations.....go figure...:bandit:

This guy truly had a 'Get Out Of Jail Free' card. They didn't call the game Monopoly for nothing....

Ed Jewett
09-26-2010, 05:13 PM
and who would want to undermine the law/judicial system of the Western world? Would it be the same people who stack the Commissions and turn down the computer security systems just before the cyber-attack?

David Guyatt
09-27-2010, 05:52 PM
I don't think it is undermined on purpose Ed.

Those plentiful paedo's in positions of power are protected by Plod for political (control) reasons. (Ain't alliteration a grand thing...)

And since they know they are protected they are completely impervious to public opinion, social scruples, morals and the law.

They are the forever touching untouchables.

Also bear in mind that readers and members here and in other similar forums are a tiny majority - whereas the unwashed and ignorant greater majority remain oblivious of what really goes on remains behind the scenes. In the UK alone, no end of organized and connected paedo's network activity has been covered up and whitewashed over.

Ed Jewett
08-15-2011, 01:08 AM
Jeffrey Epstein: Billionaire Pedophile Kept Secret Journal Which Listed Under-Aged Victims, Celebrity Guests He ‘Entertained’

March 6th, 2011

Context: isgp.eu Mirror: https://wikispooks.com/ISGP/index.html

Update: FBI to Reopen Case
It was a honeypot.

Via: Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1363431/FBI-reopen-case-Prince-Andrews-sex-offender-friend-Duke-claim-diplomatic-immunity-avoid-quiz.html

The FBI is to reopen its investigation into disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein following Mail on Sunday revelations about his sexual exploitation of teenage girls and his links with high-profile individuals, including Prince Andrew.

The Bureau wants to interview Esptein’s former personal ‘masseuse’, Virginia Roberts, after she revealed last week that she was recruited as Epstein’s sex slave when she was just 15.

Last night, in an exclusive interview with The Mail on Sunday, Virginia confirmed she will fully co-operate with the new investigation, which could have serious implications for Epstein and embarrass Prince Andrew, who she met on three occasions.

‘I will talk to the FBI,’ Virginia said.‘I am anxious. I am still frightened of him because he has so much power. I had to put this behind me.

‘But in the end this is not for me. It’s because I’m afraid there are a lot of girls still doing what I did for him, eight years after I left. I want to be the one who breaks the chain.’

The news comes as the Government appeared to withdraw support for the Prince’s role as a trade envoy, with Business Secretary Vince Cable refusing to say whether he should stay in the post.

A source close to the inquiry said the FBI decided to reopen the case because of Virginia’s revelations to The Mail on Sunday last week.



The new FBI investigation will undoubtedly be of grave concern to Prince Andrew, who was forced to accept that his continued friendship with the financier, a convicted child sex offender, was unwise.

On Friday, he severed all ties with Epstein – although the new investigation could reveal further damaging details of their association.

Virginia’s account of her meetings with the Prince was published under the restrictions of British libel laws, notoriously the most draconian in the Western world. There will be no such restraint on her testimony to FBI investigators.
It is highly likely that detectives will also wish to question the Prince as part of their investigation. If subpoenaed he may be forced to plead diplomatic immunity based on his role as business envoy for UK Trade and Investment. Last week David Cameron faced calls from the floor of the Commons to remove the Prince from his post.

If Andrew refuses to co-operate with US authorities he would, in all likelihood, be banned from entering the States, which would seriously affect his ability to fulfil his role as a trade envoy.



It is believed the new investigation will centre on Epstein’s procuring of young girls and paying them to provide sexual favours for his business associates at his homes in New York, Florida, the US Virgin Islands and New Mexico.

Epstein’s palatial houses were secretly covered by a network of hidden video cameras, raising concerns that compromising footage exists of a number of rich and powerful individuals useful to Epstein’s work as a money manager.



It is an astonishing roll call of names which shines a fascinating light into the world of Jeffrey Epstein and the powerful network he established both here and in America.

The financier’s ‘little black book’ of contacts encompasses every conceivable sphere of influence, from politics and showbusiness to business and royalty. It lists numbers for former presidents, government Ministers, state senators, rock stars, actors and members of the British aristocracy.

—End Update—

Via: Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/8363169/Jeffrey-Epstein-kept-a-diary-of-his-under-aged-victims.html

The Duke of York’s billionaire paedophile friend kept a secret journal, described as “The Holy Grail” by lawyers, which listed his alleged under-aged victims and the celebrity guests he entertained at his Florida mansion.

Jeffrey Epstein used the “black book” to log contact details of the girls that gave massages to him and his friends and those of his powerful and famous associates, such as Bill Clinton and Donald Trump.

A servant at the £4 million manor in Palm Beach, where Prince Andrew enjoyed daily massages during several stays, stole the journal and initially kept it secret from investigators. He is now in prison after attempting to sell it for $50,000 (£31,000).

Epstein, 58, was accused of sex offences by more than 20 under-aged girls. They alleged that after being recruited as masseuses by aides including Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of the late tycoon Robert, they were seriously assaulted and then paid hundreds of dollars.

The billionaire financier, who attended The Queen’s birthday party in 2000, was sentenced to 18 months in prison in 2008, having secured a plea bargain that prevented full criminal trials. He later settled more than a dozen multi-million dollar civil lawsuits from his alleged victims out of court.

The previously undisclosed journal, however, “detailed the full scope and the extent of Epstein’s involvement with underage girls”, according to lawyers for several alleged victims.

It contained the names of girls that Epstein allegedly abused in “Michigan, California, West Palm Beach, New York, New Mexico, and Paris”, according to court papers.

It also listed extensive contact details for Epstein’s house guests, who had “no connection whatsoever” with alleged offences, including Mr Clinton, the former US President, and Mr Trump, the famous businessman.

It could not be confirmed last night whether the book contained contact details for the Duke. One lawyer for Epstein’s alleged victims said: “I would bet he is, because he is that good a friend”.

There is no suggestion that the Duke did anything wrong. However he has this week faced a string of questions about his judgment due to his association with a convicted child sex offender.

Epstein kept 21 different phone numbers for Mr Clinton, including some for his assistant and also “Clinton’s personal numbers”, the court papers state.

Alfredo Rodriguez, a servant who “saw numerous underage girls coming into Epstein’s mansion for purported ‘massages’,” took the journal and did not mention it to investigators.

“Because of the importance of the information in the journal to the civil cases, Mr Rodriguez called it ‘The Holy Grail’,” the court documents state.

He attempted to sell the book to lawyers for $50,000 (£31,000) in August 2009 – by which time Epstein had already been sentenced and released from jail.
The lawyers contacted the FBI, who sent an undercover agent to buy the book from Rodriguez. He was then arrested and charged with obstruction of justice.
Rodriguez, who said in sworn testimony that he was terrified of Miss Maxwell, also said he took the book as an “insurance policy” to prevent Epstein making him “disappear”.

He was sentenced to 18 months in prison – the same punishment Epstein received for his sex offences – in June last year. His wife, Patricia Dunn, told The Daily Telegraph that he was “sorry” for his error.

Dave Lee Brannon, an Assistant Public Defender who represented Rodriguez, said: “If this book had been produced when requested, Mr Epstein’s sentence may have been significantly different.”

Details of the journal emerged in a lawsuit brought in Florida by Epstein against Brad Edwards, a lawyer representing several alleged victims.

Epstein alleges Edwards was linked to a “Ponzi scheme” run by a colleague, which lured investors by falsely claiming Epstein had agreed to settle sex-offence lawsuits for hundreds of millions of dollars.

Edwards rejects the allegation, which has already been dismissed by the Florida Bar.

Posted in Atrocities, Covert Operations, Elite, Florida, Mind Control

http://cryptogon.com/?p=20938

Jan Klimkowski
08-15-2011, 04:59 PM
It is believed the new investigation will centre on Epstein’s procuring of young girls and paying them to provide sexual favours for his business associates at his homes in New York, Florida, the US Virgin Islands and New Mexico.

Epstein’s palatial houses were secretly covered by a network of hidden video cameras, raising concerns that compromising footage exists of a number of rich and powerful individuals useful to Epstein’s work as a money manager.

It is an astonishing roll call of names which shines a fascinating light into the world of Jeffrey Epstein and the powerful network he established both here and in America.

The financier’s ‘little black book’ of contacts encompasses every conceivable sphere of influence, from politics and showbusiness to business and royalty. It lists numbers for former presidents, government Ministers, state senators, rock stars, actors and members of the British aristocracy.

Power.

Control through blackmail.

Leverage.


Jeffrey Edward Epstein (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Epstein) (born January 20, 1953 in Coney Island, New York) is an American financier. He served 13 months in jail of an 18-month sentence as a convicted sex offender in the state of Florida for soliciting an underage girl for prostitution.

13 months??????

So, who has the tapes, who has the Power, now?

Ed Jewett
11-21-2011, 05:42 PM
Prince Andrew's billionaire paedophile friend given permission to land private jet at RAF base for visit Sandringham

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1364742/Jeffrey-Epstein-Prince-Andrews-billionaire-paedophile-friend-visit-Sandringham.html#ixzz1eMYWUfqF

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Billionaire Pedophile Goes Free

Jul 20, 2010 7:05 PM EDT
Hedge fund mogul Jeffrey Epstein becomes a free man today, five years after he was first accused of sexually abusing underage girls. After months of reporting, The Daily Beast’s Conchita Sarnoff reveals exclusive details of the investigation and the legal wrangling that saved him from a long prison term.


http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2010/07/20/jeffrey-epstein-billionaire-pedophile-goes-free.html

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Behind Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein's Sweetheart Deal

Mar 25, 2011 3:17 AM EDT
The U.S. attorney who oversaw the hedge fund mogul pedophile's prosecution reveals exclusively to The Daily Beast how Jeffrey Epstein got off with a slap on the wrist.


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Documents obtained by The Daily Beast reveal how pedophile hedge fund mogul Jeffrey Epstein escaped a hefty jail sentence despite overwhelming evidence of sex crimes with dozens of young girls. Conchita Sarnoff and Lee Aitken on how the fear and intimidation experienced by victims during pre-trial proceedings, combined with a ferocious, protracted campaign to undermine the prosecution, culminated in a set of charges that became a virtual slap on the wrist.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/03/25/jeffrey-epstein-how-the-billionaire-pedophile-got-off-easy.html

Magda Hassan
01-02-2015, 01:12 PM
Prince Andrew named in US lawsuit over underage sex allegations In case related to banker Jeffrey Epstein, woman alleges in court filing that she was forced to have repeated ‘sexual relations’ with duke




Paul Lewis (http://www.theguardian.com/profile/paullewis) and James Ball (http://www.theguardian.com/profile/jamesball)


The Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian), Friday 2 January 2015 12.42 GMT

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/2/1420198875064/Prince-Andrew-the-Duke-of-011.jpg Prince Andrew, whose close relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has long been a source of controversy. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

A woman who claims that an American investment banker loaned her to rich and powerful friends as an underage “sex slave” has alleged in a US court document that she was repeatedly forced to have sexual relations with Prince Andrew.

The accusation against the Duke of York is contained in a motion filed in a Florida court this week in connection with a long-running lawsuit brought by women who say they were exploited by Jeffrey Epstein, a multi-millionaire convicted of soliciting sex with an underage girl after a plea deal.
The woman, who filed the motion anonymously, alleges that between 1999 and 2002 she was repeatedly sexually abused by Epstein who, she also alleges, loaned her out to rich and influential men around the world.
The document, a motion to expand an ongoing lawsuit relating to prosecutors’ handling of Epstein’s case with two new plaintiffs, alleges the woman “was forced to have sexual relations with this prince when she was a minor” in London, New York and on a private Caribbean island owned by Epstein.
http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/2/1420199391162/a19bd48f-2a04-4501-accb-66b312930cf0-280x420.jpeg Convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Photograph: Sipa Press/Rex The prince is not a named party to the legal claim, which is directed against federal prosecutors. He has not had any opportunity to respond to the allegations in the legal claim.
The woman is said to have been 17 at the time, considered to be a minor in Florida.
In a 2011 Vanity Fair article (http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2011/06/prince-andrew-ties-to-jeffrey-epstein-and-his-tenuous-position-in-the-firm), Prince Andrew denied any sexual contact with young women associated with Epstein.
Contacted on Thursday, Buckingham Palace declined to comment on the allegations contained in the court document. A palace spokesperson said the royal household would “never comment on an ongoing legal matter”.
However, another close associate of Epstein who is also accused in the lawsuit, Alan Dershowitz, told the Guardian that the woman’s accusations against himself were “totally false and made up”.
The Harvard law professor and esteemed criminal defence attorney who later advised Epstein on how to respond to the FBI’s investigation is accused in the court motion of having sexual relations with the woman when she was a minor and of witnessing the abuse of other minors.
On Thursday he told the Guardian: “There is no more strenuous denial than the one I am giving. I never met her. I don’t know her. I have never had sex with an underage person.”
He added: “This person has made this up out of cloth, maliciously and knowingly in order to extort money from Mr Epstein.”
Dershowitz, who has occasionally written op-ed articles for the Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/profile/alandershowitz), said he could not comment on the woman’s allegations against Prince Andrew or any other men, but he said her claims against him were demonstrably false and challenged her to file criminal charges against him.
“It is a totally fabricated charge in every possible way,” he said. “It just never happened.”
He said he was considering taking legal action to have Brad Edwards and Paul Cassell, the lawyers who filed the motion, disbarred for “knowingly filing … a false, malicious and defamatory statement in a lawsuit”.
Edwards said: “We have been informed of Mr Dershowitz’s threats of legal action and bar proceedings … we carefully investigate all of the allegations in our pleadings before presenting them.”
In a statement to the Guardian through her lawyers, the woman behind the allegations said she was being “unjustly victimised again”.
“These types of aggressive attacks on me are exactly the reason why sexual abuse victims typically remain silent and the reason why I did for a long time,” she said. “That trend should change. I’m not going to be bullied back into silence.”
The Guardian is aware of the identity of the plaintiff behind the allegations, but is respecting her wish to bring the case anonymously.
Andrew’s close relationship with Epstein – he visited him in New York two years after the American’s release from prison in 2009 – has long been a source of controversy. The Daily Mail reported in 2011 that the prince had broken off contact with the banker.
The duke had previously been accused of meeting Epstein’s young victims and possibly being aware of their sexual exploitation. However, this is the first time he has been named in a court document as a participant in any sexual activity with one of the young women allegedly trafficked by Epstein.
As the claim has only just been lodged, and as the duke is not a named party to it, he has not had the opportunity to formally file a defence or denial to the claims.
In 2006, the FBI opened an investigation into allegations that Epstein had been paying for sex with underage girls at his Palm Beach mansion for years. By the following year federal prosecutors said they had identified 40 young women who may have been illegally procured by Epstein.
In 2008, however, the federal inquiry was dropped after Epstein negotiated a deal with prosecutors in which he agreed to plead guilty to a relatively minor state charge relating to soliciting paid sex with a minor – a 14-year-old girl. He served 13 months of an 18-month sentence and is now a registered sex offender.
Many of his alleged victims have since reached out-of-court settlements with Epstein, who was once considered among the wealthiest investment bankers in the world.
However two of Epstein’s alleged victims, referred to in court documents as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2, have brought a lawsuit arguing that federal prosecutors violated a victims’ rights statute by failing to consult them over Epstein’s secret deal.
The pair won a significant legal victory in July last year entitling them to see previously confidential documents from the plea bargain discussions between Epstein’s lawyers and federal prosecutors.
The court document filed this week containing allegations against Andrew is a motion to allow two more alleged Epstein victims, referred to as Jane Doe 3 and Jane Doe 4, to join the action.
Jane Doe 3 – the woman who made the accusations against Andrew – claims her contact with Epstein began when she was approached at the age of 15 by Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of the late media mogul Robert Maxwell and a close friend of Epstein.
The motion alleges that Maxwell “was one of the main women whom Epstein used to procure under-aged girls for sexual activities”. With Maxwell’s assistance, the document alleges, Epstein converted the girl into a “sex slave”, repeatedly abusing her in his private jet or his lavish residences in New York, New Mexico, Florida and the US Virgin Islands.
“Epstein also sexually trafficked the then-minor Jane Doe, making her available for sex to politically connected and financially powerful people,” the court document alleges. “Epstein’s purposes in ‘lending’ Jane Doe (along with other young girls) to such powerful people were to ingratiate himself with them for business, personal, political, and financial gain, as well as to obtain potential blackmail information.”
The motion alleges Maxwell was “a primary co-conspirator in his sexual abuse and sex trafficking scheme” and alleges she also participated in the abuse.
The document goes on to allege: “Perhaps even more important to her role in Epstein’s sexual abuse ring, Maxwell had direct connections to other powerful individuals with whom she could connect Epstein. For instance, one such powerful individual Epstein forced Jane Doe #3 to have sexual relations with was a member of the British royal family, Prince Andrew (aka Duke of York).”
The document lists three locations where the woman alleges she was forced to have sexual relations with Andrew: Maxwell’s London apartment, Epstein’s private Caribbean island in what was allegedly “an orgy with numerous other under-aged girls”, and an undisclosed location in New York.
Requests made to representatives of Ghislaine Maxwell for comment had not been returned at the time of publication, but she has previously strenuously denied any involvement in procuring young girls for Epstein or any of his associates. In 2011 a spokesperson for Maxwell said she had never been contacted by any law enforcement agency in connection with the allegations.
The new motion alleges that Epstein instructed the girl “to give the prince whatever he demanded” and also instructed her to “report back on the details of the sexual abuse”.
The woman’s lawyers allege in their motion that, in addition to facilitating her alleged encounters with the prince and Dershowitz, Epstein trafficked her to “many other powerful men, including numerous prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known prime minister, and other world leaders”.

Magda Hassan
01-03-2015, 08:54 AM
A woman who claims that American investment banker Jeffrey Epstein loaned her to rich and powerful friends as an underage “sex slave” has alleged in a US court document that she was repeatedly forced to have sexual relations with British Prince Andrew, the brother of Prince Charles.

The accusation against the Duke of York is contained in a motion filed in a Florida court this week in connection with a long-running lawsuit brought by women who say they were exploited by Jeffrey Epstein, a multi-millionaire convicted of soliciting sex with an underage girl after a plea deal.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/251521437/Prince-Andrew-named-in-US-lawsuit-over-underage-sex-allegations#scribd

David Guyatt
01-03-2015, 09:24 AM
Wow. The connection to Ghislaine Maxwell as an alleged procurer is more than interesting. The female version of Jimmy Savile perhaps? If true, of course.

Maxwell named his super yacht, Lady Ghislaine, after her, btw. That was the yacht on which Robert Maxwell (https://deeppoliticsforum.com/forums/showthread.php?739-Robert-Maxwell-PROMIS-KGB-Mogilevich-Lukanov-Janchev#.VKew1YuJWXI) was last seen alive. Many now believe he was murdered on board the yacht by either British or American intelligence. This was also the conclusion reached by a family friend and close confidant of Maxwell; a senior journalist who worked for Maxwell and conducted an after the event investigation.

There is a very long chain of rumour and speculation relating to royal involvement in strange sex, with Prince Philip being connected to the Profumo Scandal (https://deeppoliticsforum.com/forums/showthread.php?12796-The-British-establishment-s-Profumo-conspiracy&highlight=robert+maxwell+death#.VKex9IuJWXI). The Prince (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/is-this-why-the-profumo-file-is-still-secret-9039205.html) was a close friend of Stephen Ward, who was suicided to cover up the extent to which the Profumo scandal reached.

And quite apart from that, it is quite easy to see the connections that exist in high society and the ongoing travesty of the Theresa May non-inquiry into VIP paedophiles (https://deeppoliticsforum.com/forums/showthread.php?273-The-Power-of-the-Paedos-another-high-profile-case-hits-the-never-happened-wall/page65#.VKeztIuJWXI) - that obviously remains far too explosive to treat openly and honestly. The Profumo scandal went everywhere, as indeed, does the current VIP paedophile story. Both had - and have - serious security and intelligence involvement along with Buckingham Palace connections, plus the elite of society.

Anthony Thorne
01-03-2015, 12:59 PM
Prince Andrew, Ghislaine Maxwell, and Roberts.

83447051_dukerobert_125606c.jpg (http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/multimedia/archive/00125/83447051_dukerobert_125606c.jpg)

I'm sure a few witnesses will suffer heart attacks before this saga has run its course.

R.K. Locke
01-04-2015, 01:36 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/16/us/dershowitz-seeks-to-bring-close-to-polanski-case.html?_r=0


Dershowitz Seeks to Bring Close to Polanski Case


By MICHAEL CIEPLY and JOANNA BERENDTDEC. 15, 2014

Roman Polanski, a film director, wants to have the threat of extradition and jail time lifted, after fleeing the United States before sentencing on a charge of raping a 13-year-old girl in 1977. Credit Valery Hache/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images


LOS ANGELES — Alan M. Dershowitz, a lawyer whose celebrity clients have included the heiress Patty Hearst and the hacker Julian Assange, is seeking to lead what could be the final effort to end the legal case against the film director Roman Polanski, who fled the United States before final sentencing on a statutory rape charge in 1978.

In connection with a Los Angeles County Superior Court filing on Monday, Mr. Dershowitz, who is based in Massachusetts, is asking permission to represent Mr. Polanski in California.

The filing charged prosecutors with providing false information to support a recent attempt to have Mr. Polanski extradited from Poland. It also demanded a hearing aimed at closing his case, based partly on fresh testimony that a Superior Court judge, in 2009, had unethically prejudged issues related to Mr. Polanski’s prosecution, and had a secret plan to jail him at least briefly, even while limiting his actual sentence to time served.

The filing is likely to draw new attention to a legal process that has risen and fallen in the public consciousness for almost four decades. It also caps a year in which seemingly dormant claims of sexual assault against Woody Allen and Bill Cosby found new life. Unlike Mr. Polanski, neither Mr. Allen nor Mr. Cosby was charged with crimes; however, they have been publicly excoriated for, and have strongly challenged, claims of illicit sexual behavior.

A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney, Jackie Lacey, declined to comment.

In October, the authorities in Poland questioned Mr. Polanski, who had been living in France, but declined to detain him following a request from the United States for his extradition when he was photographed at the opening of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. In 2010, Swiss officials ultimately ruled against extradition after detaining Mr. Polanski for more than nine months on a similar request.

The request by Mr. Dershowitz to represent Mr. Polanski opened what promises to be a broad legal and public-relations effort to lift the threat of extradition and jail time from Mr. Polanski, now 81. He was first charged with raping a 13-year-old girl, who has since identified herself as Samantha Geimer, in 1977.

Mr. Polanski was imprisoned for psychiatric evaluation under a plea agreement, but he fled before sentencing when he learned that Judge Laurence J. Rittenband, now dead, intended to impose additional jail time. He and his lawyers have since argued that Los Angeles prosecutors and judges repeatedly violated his rights, and that his sentence has been fully served. But officials have insisted that he must return before those claims can be heard.


Alan Dershowitz aims to represent Mr. Polanski. Credit Victor J. Blue for The New York Times

In his new legal effort, Mr. Dershowitz and Bart Dalton, who has been part of Mr. Polanski’s legal team in recent years, challenge the behavior of Judge Peter Espinoza, who oversaw Mr. Polanski’s case during a legal fight that erupted in late 2008. The dispute followed the release of a documentary film, “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired,” which described unorthodox and perhaps illegal procedures in the earlier conduct of the case.


In an affidavit filed with the new motion, a former public information officer of the court, Allan Parachini, describes encounters and emails that, he said, showed Judge Espinoza to have prejudged issues that had not yet been argued in court. A spokeswoman for the superior court declined to comment because the case was pending.

Mr. Parachini’s affidavit also repeated his claim, published last year in The Los Angeles Daily Journal, that Judge Espinoza had expressed willingness to limit Mr. Polanski’s sentence to the time he had spent in prison. But, Mr. Parachini wrote, the judge had decided first to let Mr. Polanski “cool his heels in jail” by delaying that ruling for weeks should he return.

In a statement, Mr. Dershowitz said he intended “to see that the integrity of the criminal justice system is preserved and to stop any further misstatements from our government to European nations” regarding the status of Mr. Polanski, who, he said, “has taken responsibility for his actions, served his sentence, and a remedy should now by fashioned by the court once and for all.”

The new filing says that the recent extradition request falsely characterized Mr. Polanski as a “continuing flight risk” — it points out that he appeared voluntarily for questioning by the Polish authorities — and, the filing says, “deliberately omitted the fact that Polanski has already served the term of imprisonment imposed by the trial judge.”

Mr. Polanski, a Holocaust survivor who was born in Poland, has said he would return there to shoot a film about an Alsatian Jew, Alfred Dreyfus, who in the late 19th century was accused of passing military secrets to Germany. The Dreyfus case, which ended in his exoneration, raised debate about anti-Semitism and prosecutorial misconduct.

But to shoot in Poland, Mr. Polanski and his backers have said, would require assurance by the Polish authorities that he would not be subject to extradition.

David Guyatt
01-04-2015, 08:53 AM
Prince Andrew, Ghislaine Maxwell, and Roberts.

83447051_dukerobert_125606c.jpg (http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/multimedia/archive/00125/83447051_dukerobert_125606c.jpg)

I'm sure a few witnesses will suffer heart attacks before this saga has run its course.

Nice friendly pic that.

Purely Platonic waist gripping, obviously.

Magda Hassan
01-04-2015, 10:10 AM
Prince Andrew, Ghislaine Maxwell, and Roberts.

83447051_dukerobert_125606c.jpg (http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/multimedia/archive/00125/83447051_dukerobert_125606c.jpg)

I'm sure a few witnesses will suffer heart attacks before this saga has run its course.

Nice friendly pic that.

Purely Platonic waist gripping, obviously.

Waiting for the "D" notice to be slapped on this.
I can see that the spin meisters for Prince "I did not have sex with that sex slave" Andrew have moved into action. I mean, after all, why would she be smiling if he really raped her....Some people have no idea unfortunately.

David Guyatt
01-04-2015, 11:10 AM
Yes, stamp on it quickly and brutally before people start thinking: "oh, my gosh, er, whoopsadaisy, I wonder, I mean --- what is going on with our Establishment, what with the Westminster/VIP paedo story...?

Magda Hassan
01-04-2015, 03:48 PM
Jeffrey Epstein address book 'Holy Grail’ of famous names




RelatedJeffrey Epstein amends lawsuit; claims victims’ attorney threatened to depose his friends (http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/news/jeffrey-epstein-amends-lawsuit-claims-victims-atto/nMDFt/)

By Michele Dargan (http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/staff/michele-dargan/)
Daily News Staff Writer
When talking about the personal address book of billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, the term “little black book” takes that phrase to a whole new level.
Manhattan money manager Epstein’s book reads like a laundry list of the world’s richest and most powerful people, including some Palm Beachers.
Referred to as “The Holy Grail” by Epstein’s former house manager **— now serving time for trying to sell it to attorneys — the 97-page address book details multiple addresses, phone numbers, e-mails and other contact information for former President Bill Clinton, Britain’s Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Donald Trump, Sen. John Kerry, various members of the Kennedy clan and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, among many others.
The British press has been having a field day digging up new details about Epstein’s friendship with Prince Andrew. Virginia Roberts — known only as Jane Doe 102 in court papers — has been dishing her story to London’s Daily Mail. Details include Roberts having been in the company of the prince three times at Epstein’s behest.
Roberts also recounted meeting Clinton on Epstein’s private Caribbean island, according to the Mail.
But Roberts made no suggestion of sexual relations with Prince Andrew or with Clinton, the Mail reported. Similarly, there is no suggestion of anything salacious with any of the Palm Beachers listed among the money manager’s contacts.
Roberts — who spent four years with Epstein — refers to him as “a monster” who paid her lavishly to satisfy his and his friends sexual whims — although Roberts doesn’t identify the friends.
British papers also have reported that Ferguson accepted £15,000 from Epstein. The money was paid to her former assistant, who claimed Ferguson owed him unpaid wages and other bills. Ferguson has since told the Mail and other British papers that she made “a gigantic error of judgment” in accepting the money from Epstein and that she will pay him back.
The entire “Grail” was made public as part of a pending civil court case in which Epstein is suing attorney Brad Edwards, who represented several underage girls who sued Epstein.
Epstein sued Edwards, alleging he was involved in false claims made by Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein; Edwards countersued Epstein, saying he filed a frivolous lawsuit to get him to back down from representing the young women.
All the lawsuits against Epstein said his modus operandi in the initial visit was the same: The girls were taken to Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion and led upstairs to a spa room by one of Epstein’s assistants, where he would ask the girls to perform sexually charged massages and/or various sex acts, for which he would pay them.
Other high-profile names in Epstein’s book include Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Barbara Walters, Alec Baldwin, Ralph Fiennes, George Hamilton, Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Spacey, Liz Hurley, Lauren Hutton, Janice Dickinson, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Henry Kissinger, Joan Rivers, Courtney Love, Mick Jagger, Cornelia Guest, Phil Collins, Itzhak Perlman, Simon LeBon, Charlie Rose, Richard Branson, playwright Candace Bushnell, designers Tom Ford and Vera Wang, soap opera actress Nadia Bjorlin and erotic film star Koo Stark, who once dated Prince Andrew.
Among the high-powered Palm Beachers listed in the money manager’s address book are Catherine and Fred Adler, Samantha and Serena Boardman, Jimmy and Jane Buffett, Pepe Fanjul, Conrad and Barbara Black, Gerry Goldsmith, Marjorie Gubelman, Dana Hammond, David Koch, Henry Kravis, Frayda and George Lindemann Sr., Bob and Todd Meister, Alfred Taubman, Stanley, Bea and Brett Tollman, and Martin Trust.
Gaston Cantens, a spokesman for Florida Crystals Corp., said Fanjul and Epstein “obviously knew each other and had some contact in the past. But there isn’t any ongoing business or social relationship with Mr. Epstein.”
Reached by phone at his Palm Beach home, media mogul Black said he knew Epstein as “a friend of my colleague Mr. Wexner.”
Les Wexner, CEO of The Limited Brands, was reported to have been Epstein’s biggest client and close friend. Wexner replaced Epstein as his money manager, according to recent reports.
Some of the names in Epstein’s book are sub-listed under geographic locations. The heading “massage” is notated under many of Epstein’s locations. Names and phone numbers, most of them first names only, are listed under the massage entries.
Registered as a level 3 sex offender, Epstein pleaded guilty to soliciting underage girls for sex at his El Brillo Way home in Palm Beach. In addition to serving 13 months of an 18-month jail sentence, Epstein has settled at least two dozen lawsuits with young women for undisclosed amounts.
http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/news/jeffrey-epstein-address-book-holy-grail-of-famous-/nMCxm/#sthash.Mi4JfYes.uxfs

Magda Hassan
01-06-2015, 09:01 AM
Bill Cosby is a neighbour of Jeffrey Epstein at his apartment in NY. Leslie Wexner is also Epstein only publicly known investor.



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By CHRISTOPHER GRAY
Published: May 13, 2001


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Lauren Johnson
01-06-2015, 07:26 PM
Bill Cosby is a neighbour of Jeffrey Epstein at his apartment in NY. Leslie Wexner is also Epstein only publicly known investor.



Maybe he wasn't a billionaire. I wonder if JE was a honey trap set up by some state actor for blackmail purposes. Epstein? Hmmm? Israel? Oops. That would be antisemitism.

Magda Hassan
01-07-2015, 04:30 AM
http://cases.bms11.com/Documents/FL76/09-34791/ECF_DOC_1603_10567451.pdf

Magda Hassan
01-07-2015, 04:55 AM
Bill Cosby is a neighbour of Jeffrey Epstein at his apartment in NY. Leslie Wexner is also Epstein only publicly known investor.



Maybe he wasn't a billionaire. I wonder if JE was a honey trap set up by some state actor for blackmail purposes. Epstein? Hmmm? Israel? Oops. That would be antisemitism.

Yes. I have seen suggestions of this. It has been mentioned in comments in some of the articles that Epstein and Wexner were also lovers. Other possible honey trap scenarios are that this is a Mossad job. Dershowitz, Wexner and Epstein besides being close friends and had business relationships together are staunch 'friends of Israel' and raise money for Israel. Having houses all wired up with sound and video and children shared sexually with various visitors would create a very powerful tool to use. But who is using it? Certainly the opportunity for very large amounts of money and huge amount of leverage. Maxwell was Mossad (and MI%) supposedly. I wonder if his daughter is also?

Lauren Johnson
01-07-2015, 06:25 AM
Bill Cosby is a neighbour of Jeffrey Epstein at his apartment in NY. Leslie Wexner is also Epstein only publicly known investor.



Maybe he wasn't a billionaire. I wonder if JE was a honey trap set up by some state actor for blackmail purposes. Epstein? Hmmm? Israel? Oops. That would be antisemitism.

Yes. I have seen suggestions of this. It has been mentioned in comments in some of the articles that Epstein and Wexner were also lovers. Other possible honey trap scenarios are that this is a Mossad job. Dershowitz, Wexner and Epstein besides being close friends and had business relationships together are staunch 'friends of Israel' and raise money for Israel. Having houses all wired up with sound and video and children shared sexually with various visitors would create a very powerful tool to use. But who is using it? Certainly the opportunity for very large amounts of money and huge amount of leverage. Maxwell was Mossad (and MI%) supposedly. I wonder if his daughter is also?

The Mossad honey trap angle might suggest that the teen aged girls were procured or even manipulated "volunteers" from Israel. Going down the path of "sex slave" would be a form of limited hang out. Do I think this? Just putting it out there.

Magda Hassan
01-07-2015, 06:32 AM
The Mossad honey trap angle might suggest that the teen aged girls were procured or even manipulated "volunteers" from. Going down the path of "sex slave" would be a form of limited hang out. Do I think this? Just putting it out there.

That would not go down too well in the community. Much more likely and works better to be outsiders and there are plenty of impoverished girls and girls with low self esteem around to manipulate. And we see that so many of them are trafficked around. Montenegro, France, eastern Europe etc. He himself only liked white girls apparently.

Magda Hassan
01-08-2015, 03:46 AM
I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003When Vicky Ward profiled Jeffrey Epstein for Vanity Fair, allegations of his attempted seduction of two young sisters were excised from the final piece.

“Jeffrey wanted me to tell you that you looked so pretty,” the female voice said into my disbelieving ear.
It was the fall of 2002. I was pregnant, uncomfortably so, for the first time and with twins, due the following March. I was besieged by a relentless morning sickness. I was sick in street gutters, onto my desk, at dinners with friends. I suffered severe bloating and water retention.
But here was this faux-compliment coming, bizarrely and a bit grotesquely, from a woman I hadn’t met—a female assistant who worked for one Jeffrey Epstein, a mysterious Gatsby-esque financier whom I’d been assigned to write about (http://www.vanityfair.com/society/features/2003/03/jeffrey-epstein-200303) by my then-boss Graydon Carter, the editor of Vanity Fair. (Epstein had caught the attention of the press when he had flown Bill Clinton on his jet to Africa. No one knew who he was or understood how he’d made his money.)
Upon hearing of my assignment, Epstein had invited me to an off-the-record tea at his Upper East Side house (during which I distinctly remember he rudely ate all the finger food himself) and then had his assistant call to tell me he’d thought I was pretty.
At first—it was the early stages of reporting—I was amused at having been so crassly underestimated. For a man who clearly considered himself a sophisticated ladies’ man (the only book he’d left out for me to see was a paperback by the Marquis de Sade), I thought his journalist-seduction technique was a bit like his table manners—in dire need of improvement.
If only it had all ended there. This was what it had been meant to be. A gossipy piece about a shadowy, slightly sinister but essentially harmless man who preferred track-pants to suits but somehow lived very large, had wealthy, important friends, hung out with models, and shied away from the press.
But it didn’t.
I haven’t ever wanted to go back and dwell on that dark time. But then the latest Epstein scandal broke, when Prince Andrew was accused (http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/01/04/buckingham-palace-disputes-sex-allegations-against-prince-randy-andy.html) in a Florida court filing of having sex with a 17-year-old girl while she was a “sex slave” of Epstein’s.

“The advice I was given was he is so wealthy, he can fight you, he can make your daughters look ridiculous, plus he can hurt them.”


In the last 48 hours I’ve had a journalist from the U.K. Sun newspaper put herself inside my foyer. I’ve been inundated with requests for TV interviews. And Epstein’s old mentor, the convicted fraudster Steven Hoffenberg, recently released from jail after a 20-year sentence, has been pestering me and my agent to write a movie.
Separately, Hoffenberg’s daughter has gotten in touch—and it’s gotten me thinking. There are some injustices that maybe only time can right. And perhaps now is the time. Things happened then that simply shouldn’t have, and if I don’t talk about them, then probably no one will.

***



It became obvious as I was reporting his story that you could essentially divide Jeffrey Epstein’s biography into two themes. One was the hidden source of his wealth—he claimed he’d fueled a lifestyle of vast homes, a private jet, and endless travel by managing the money of billionaires and taking a commission, a story that no one I spoke to believed—while the second mystery was his unorthodox lifestyle.
Then in his 50s, he’d never been married but had had a string of intelligent, good-looking girlfriends, including Ghislaine Maxwell, the raven-haired daughter of the late, disgraced British newspaperman Robert Maxwell whom he promoted from girlfriend to “friend” when it was over. She remained frequently by his side.
But the New York gossip was focused on the many parties he gave at his house, where he regularly hosted a mix of plutocrats, academics from Ivy League schools, and nubile, very young women. Oh, and also Britain’s Prince Andrew, whom he introduced to everyone as just “Andy.”
I got to work on all of it—and Epstein kept close tabs on me. He didn’t want to be seen to cooperate, but he’d do his best to control me. He phoned regularly. I wasn’t altogether surprised to be quickly summoned to the offices of the rich and powerful, sometimes before I’d even asked to meet with them.
James “Jimmy” Cayne, then the cigar-chomping CEO of Bear Stearns, not only phoned me up, he found the time in his busy day to give me a tour of the office. He was on his best behavior, talking up Epstein’s alleged supposed great brain, his value to the bank—never mind the fact that Epstein had had to leave it quickly in 1981; this Cayne put down to Epstein’s ambition “outgrowing” the place.
I also met with respected real estate developer Marshall Rose; the former Bear Stearns chairman Alan “Ace” Greenberg called me; so too did Leslie Wexner, the founder and CEO of The Limited, who trusted Epstein so much he had given Epstein carte blanche to insert himself into both Wexner’s family and business affairs, according to people who saw Epstein’s contract; they all chattered on about Epstein’s brilliantly creative mind, his intellectual prowess—a mental agility that, to put it bluntly, was simply not evident in the many phone conversations he had with me.
These were conversations that took a fairly grim twist pretty quickly. “What is the nature of the piece?” he kept asking. “Does it have this aspect in it?” “This aspect” would refer variously to his philanthropy, his interest in biological mathematics, his well-known friends, some tycoons, some academic wonks—and yes, the women. “I don’t expect there’d be a piece on me without that,” he’d said, preening.
The women he directed me to were all respectable. There was a doctor, there was a socialite, there was Ghislaine Maxwell; they were all grown-ups, with the appearance of financial independence.
While Epstein’s friends speculated that retailer Les Wexner was the real source of Epstein’s wealth, Wexner (who called him “my friend Jeffrey”) never commented on this, though he did send me an email praising Epstein’s “ability to see patterns in politics and financial markets.”
My investigation began to take on unexpected twists. After a bit of digging I found myself not in some plush office setting but going through the metal detectors inside the Federal Medical Center at Devens prison in Massachusetts, where I met with one Steve Hoffenberg, a fraudster who’d been convicted of bilking investors of more than $450 million in one of the largest pre-Madoff Ponzi schemes in history. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Hoffenberg told me that he’d met Epstein shortly after Epstein had been kicked out of Bear Stearns in 1981 for “getting into trouble” and that Hoffenberg had seen charm and talent in him —“he has a way of getting under your skin”—and had hired him as a “consultant” to work with.
Hoffenberg, officially, ran Towers Financial, a collection agency that was supposed to buy debts that people owed to hospitals, banks, and phone companies, but instead the funds paid off earlier investors and subsidized his own lavish lifestyle. Hoffenberg told me had he had been Epstein’s mentor and that Epstein had made a terrible mistake in doing something so high-profile as flying Bill Clinton, since that would only draw a spotlight to his business dealings. “I always told him to stay below the radar,” he said.
Aware that I was listening to a convicted felon who had lied under oath—he was, after all, sitting before me in an orange jumpsuit—I left the jail determined to get more concrete proof about the source of Epstein’s finances. Slowly, I got there.
It took many meetings of the type you see in the movies. There I was, with my growing belly, in the backs of people’s chauffeured-driven cars, in out-of-the way hotel bars—and finally, in my sixth month, when my doctor had begun to look dismayed and told me to take it easy, a train ride to a law firm in Philadelphia, where I and a research assistant were shown a room full of boxes with legal files, and the man who brought us there whispered, “Good luck!”
The Daily Beast
Luck did shine upon me that day. I opened the first box, and there was Epstein’s deposition in a civil case explaining in his own testimony that he had indeed been guilty of a “reg d violation” while at Bear Stearns and that he’d been asked to leave the investment firm; it was the nail in the coffin I needed.
I had discovered many other concrete, irrefutable examples of strange business practices by Epstein, and while I still couldn’t tell you exactly what he did do to subsidize his lifestyle, my piece would certainly show that he was definitely not what he claimed to be.
I had to put all my findings to Epstein and, bizarrely, he seemed almost unconcerned about the financial irregularities I’d exposed. He admitted to working with and for Hoffenberg but quibbled with some of the specifics of Hoffenberg’s allegations, reminding me that Hoffenberg was a convicted felon. Third parties in turn quibbled with his accounts, and he was irritated, but not overly so.
I was a little mystified at how benignly he responded to my questions about his business activities. Now, when I look at my meticulous notes, I notice that his tempo quickened—and he was much more focused—when he himself asked: “What do you have on the girls?” He would ask the question over and over again.
What I had “on the girls” were some remarkably brave first-person accounts. Three on-the-record stories from a family: a mother and her daughters who came from Phoenix. The oldest daughter, an artist whose character was vouchsafed to me by several sources, including the artist Eric Fischl, had told me, weeping as she sat in my living room, of how Epstein had attempted to seduce both her and, separately, her younger sister, then only 16.
He’d gotten to them because of his money. He’d promised the older sister patronage of her art work; he’d promised the younger funding for a trip abroad that would give her the work experience she needed on her résumé for a place at an Ivy League university, which she desperately wanted—and would win.
The girls’ mother told me by phone that she had thought her daughters would be safe under Epstein’s roof, not least because he phoned her to reassure her, and she also knew he had Ghislaine Maxwell with him at all times.

When the girls’ mother learned that Epstein had, regardless, allegedlymolested her 16-year-old daughter, she’d wanted to fight back. “At the time I wanted to go after him. I mean, physically, mentally, you know, in every way, shape, and form. And the advice I was given was, you know, he is so wealthy, he can fight you, he can make you look ridiculous, he can make your daughters look ridiculous, plus he can hurt them. And that was the thing that frightened me was that he would know where they lived and could possibly just send somebody when they walk the dog at night or something around the corner, and we’d never hear from them again,” she told me.
When I put their allegations to Epstein, he denied them and went into overdrive. He called Graydon. He also repeatedly phoned me. He said, “Just the mention of a 16-year-old girl… carries the wrong impression. I don’t see what it adds to the piece. And that makes me unhappy.”
Next, Epstein attacked both me and my sources. Letters purporting to be from the women were sent to Graydon, which the women claimed (and gave evidence to show me) were fabricated fakes. I had my own notes to disprove Epstein’s claims against me.
And then there was Epstein himself, who, I’d be told after I’d given birth, got past security at Condé Nast and went into the Vanity Fair offices. By now everyone at the magazine was completely spooked.
But my sources, my young women and their mother, heroically held firm. They were going to tell their story, consequences be damned. And as for me? My doctor insisted that once I filed this piece I lie down on my bed and not get out. One of my babies had started to grow alarmingly slowly.

***I worked through December 2002 like a dog. I worked with three fact-checkers, the magazine’s lawyer; I sifted through everything Epstein threw at me and defused it. We were getting ready to go to press. And then the bullet came. “Graydon’s taking out the women from the piece,” Doug Stumpf, my editor, told me.
I began to cry. It was so wrong. The family had been so brave. I thought about the mother, her fear of the dark, of the harm she feared might come to her daughters. And then I thought of all the rich, powerful men in suits ready to talk about Epstein’s “great mind.”
“Why?” I asked Graydon. “He’s sensitive about the young women” was his answer. “And we still get to run most of the piece.”
Many years later I know that Graydon made the call that seemed right to him then—and though the episode still deeply rankles me I don’t blame him. He sits in different shoes from me; editors are faced with these sorts of decisions all the time, and disaster can strike if they don’t err on the side of caution.
It came down to my sources’ word against Epstein’s… and at the time Graydon believed Epstein. In my notebook I have him saying, “I believe him… I’m Canadian.”
Today, my editor at The Daily Beast emailed Graydon to ask why he had excised the women’s stories from my article. A Vanity Fair spokeswoman responded: “Epstein denied the charges at the time and since the claims were unsubstantiated and no criminal investigation had been initiated, we decided not to include them in what was a financial story.”
But this wasn’t a financial story, it was a classic Vanity Fair profile of a society figure (http://www.vanityfair.com/society/features/2003/03/jeffrey-epstein-200303). I don’t know—because I never asked him—if Graydon still believed Epstein when in 2007 Epstein was sentenced to jail time for soliciting underage prostitutes. But it has often struck me that if my piece had named the women, the FBI might have come after Epstein sooner and perhaps some of his victims, now, in the latest spate of allegations, allegedly either paid off or too fearful of retribution to speak up, would have been saved.
He has a way of spooking you, does Epstein. Or he did. My babies were born prematurely, dangerously so; he’d asked which hospital I was giving birth at—and I was so afraid that somehow, with all his connections to the academic and medical community, that he was coming for my little ones that I put security on them in the NICU.
When they’d been released home some months later, I went out to my first party. There was Jeffrey Epstein, sucking a lollipop. “Vicky,” he said, “you look so pretty.”
Vicky Ward was a contributing editor to Vanity Fair for 11 years. She is the best-selling author of The Devil’s Casino (http://www.amazon.com/Devils-Casino-Friendship-Betrayal-Brothers/dp/111801149X/) and most recently, The Liar’s Ball (http://www.amazon.com/Liars-Ball-Extraordinary-Building-Toughest/dp/1118295315/) (Wiley).

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Lauren Johnson
05-15-2016, 08:02 PM
Why is this (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/05/13/flight-logs-show-bill-clinton-flew-on-sex-offenders-jet-much-more-than-previously-known.html) being put out now?


Former President Bill Clinton was a much more frequent flyer on a registered sex offender’s infamous jet than previously reported, with flight logs showing the former president taking at least 26 trips aboard the “Lolita Express” -- even apparently ditching his Secret Service detail for at least five of the flights, according to records obtained by FoxNews.com.

Clinton’s presence aboard Jeffrey Epstein’s Boeing 727 on 11 occasions has been reported, but flight logs show the number is more than double that, and trips between 2001 and 2003 included extended junkets around the world with Epstein and fellow passengers identified on manifests by their initials or first names, including “Tatiana.” The tricked-out jet earned its Nabakov-inspired nickname because it was reportedly outfitted with a bed where passengers had group sex with young girls.
“Bill Clinton … associated with a man like Jeffrey Epstein, who everyone in New York, certainly within his inner circles, knew was a pedophile,” said Conchita Sarnoff, of the Washington, D.C. based non-profit Alliance to Rescue Victims of Trafficking, and author of a book (http://conchitasarnoff.com/) on the Epstein case called "TrafficKing." (http://conchitasarnoff.com/) “Why would a former president associate with a man like that?”
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(http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/05/13/flight-logs-show-bill-clinton-flew-on-sex-offenders-jet-much-more-than-previously-known.html#)Epstein owns the entire 72-acre island. (Google Earth)


Epstein, who counts among his pals royal figures, heads of state, celebrities and fellow billionaires, spent 13 months in prison and home detention for solicitation and procurement of minors for prostitution. He allegedly had a team of traffickers who procured girls as young as 12 to service his friends on “Orgy Island,” an estate on Epstein's 72-acre island, called Little St. James, in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Virginia Roberts, 32, who claims she was pimped out by Epstein at age 15, has previously claimed she saw Clinton at Epstein’s getaway in 2002, but logs do not show Clinton aboard any flights to St. Thomas, the nearest airport capable of accommodating Epstein's plane. They do show Clinton flying aboard Epstein’s plane to such destinations as Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, China, Brunei, London, New York, the Azores, Belgium, Norway, Russia and Africa.
Among those regularly traveling with Clinton were Epstein’s associates, New York socialite Ghislaine Maxwell and Epstein’s assistant, Sarah Kellen, both of whom were investigated by the FBI and Palm Beach Police for recruiting girls for Epstein and his friends.
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(http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/05/13/flight-logs-show-bill-clinton-flew-on-sex-offenders-jet-much-more-than-previously-known.html#)The flight logs are required to be filed with the Federal Aviation Administration.


Official flight logs filed with the Federal Aviation Administration show Clinton traveled on some of the trips with as many as 10 U.S. Secret Service agents. However, on a five-leg Asia trip between May 22 and May 25, 2002, not a single Secret Service agent is listed. The U.S. Secret Service has declined to answer multiple Freedom of Information Act requests filed by FoxNews.com seeking information on these trips. Clinton would have been required to file a form to dismiss the agent detail, a former Secret Service agent told FoxNews.com.
In response to a separate FOIA request from FoxNews.com, the U.S. Secret Service said it has no records showing agents were ever on the island with Clinton.
A Clinton spokesperson did not return emails requesting comment about the former president’s relationship and travels with Epstein. The Clinton Library said it had no relevant information and does not keep track of Clinton’s travel records.
Martin Weinberg, Epstein’s current attorney, did not respond to multiple inquiries. Epstein said in a court filing said that he and his associates “have been the subject of the most outlandish and offensive attacks, allegations, and plain inventions.”
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(http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/05/13/flight-logs-show-bill-clinton-flew-on-sex-offenders-jet-much-more-than-previously-known.html#)Epstein's Boeing 727 was known as the "Lolita Express." (John Coates, airport-data.com)


However, hundreds of pages of court records, including reports from police and FBI agents, reviewed by FoxNews.com, show Epstein was under law enforcement scrutiny for more than a year.
Police in Palm Beach, Fla., launched a year-long investigation in 2005 into Epstein after parents of a 14-year-old girl said their daughter was sexually abused by him. Police interviewed dozens of witnesses, confiscated his trash, performed surveillance and searched his Palm Beach mansion, ultimately identifying 20 girls between the ages of 14 and 17 who they said were sexually abused by Epstein.
In 2006, at the request of Palm Beach Police, the FBI launched a federal probe into allegations that Epstein and his personal assistants had “used facilities of interstate commerce to induce girls between the ages of 14 and 17 to engage in illegal sexual activities.”
According to court documents, police investigators found a “clear indication that Epstein’s staff was frequently working to schedule multiple young girls between the ages of 12 and 16 years old literally every day, often two or three times per day.”
One victim, in sworn deposition testimony, said Epstein began sexually assaulting her when she was 13 years old and molested her on more than 50 occasions over the next three years. The girls testified they were lured to Epstein’s home after being promised hundreds of dollars to be his model or masseuse, but when they arrived, he ordered them to take off their clothes and massage his naked body while he masturbated and used sex toys on them.
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida prepared charging documents that accused Epstein of child sex abuse, witness tampering and money laundering, but Epstein took a plea deal before an indictment could be handed up.
On Sept. 24, 2007, in a deal shrouded in secrecy that left alleged victims shocked at its leniency, Epstein agreed to a 30-month sentence, including 18 months of jail time and 12 months of house arrest and the agreement to pay dozens of young girls under a federal statute providing for compensation to victims of child sexual abuse.
In exchange, the U.S. Attorney’s Office promised not to pursue any federal charges against Epstein or his co-conspirators.
Florida attorney Brad Edwards, who represented some of Epstein’s alleged victims, is suing the federal government over the secret non-prosecution agreement in hopes of having it overturned. Edwards claimed in court records that the government and Epstein concealed the deal from the victims “to prevent them from voicing any objection, and to avoid the firestorm of controversy that would have arisen if it had become known that the Government was immunizing a politically-connected billionaire and all of his co-conspirators from prosecution of hundreds of federal sex crimes against minor girls.”
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida did not respond to a request for comment about the deal.
Other politicians, celebrities and businessmen, including presidential candidate Donald Trump, have been accused of fraternizing with Epstein. Trump lawyer Alan Garten told FoxNews.com in a statement Trump and Epstein are not pals.
“There was no relationship between Jeffrey Epstein and Donald Trump,” he said. “They were not friends and they did not socialize together.”

Divyesh Gopal
07-27-2016, 04:03 AM
Does anyone have updates to the pending litigation against Epstein in South Florida by some of his victims? I haven't seen anything new on this case.

Magda Hassan
07-27-2016, 05:51 AM
Not that I know Divyesh

Divyesh Gopal
07-27-2016, 02:20 PM
Magda,

I have something after searching on PACER. The last update is from July 5, 2016. They are in a settlement phase of the hearing. Basically all matters are agreed upon except for one issue. There's some interesting that was filed on February 10, 2016 for the Mtn. for Summary Judgement filing. There are statements from Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2's that was filed. I have attached a docket report.

Divyesh Gopal
07-27-2016, 02:53 PM
Removed