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Epstein Attorneys Push for Cushy Bail Terms

They say he should live at his mansion before trial
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 11, 2019 1:17 PM CDT
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This 2017 image provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry shows Jeffrey Epstein.   (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP)

(Newser) – Jeffrey Epstein's attorneys made the case Thursday that their client should be released from jail and allowed to live in his New York City mansion before his upcoming trial on charges of molesting young girls. The disgraced financier's legal team said he'd wear a GPS bracelet, ground his private jet, and post a "substantial" bond secured by his $77 million Manhattan residence, reports CNN. Prosecutors previously called him a huge flight risk and argued he should remain in jail. A judge is expected to decide on Monday.

"The government seeks to remand a self-made New York native and lifelong American resident based on dated allegations for which he was already convicted and punished," wrote Epstein's lawyers, per NBC News. That's a reference to his guilty plea to state charges 11 years ago under a plea deal now under fire as way too lenient. Current Labor Secretary Alex Acosta orchestrated the deal back when he was a federal attorney, and he, too, is now under fire. (Click to read about the odd things found in Epstein's mansion.)

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