Jeffrey Epstein

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Prosecutors Say They Found Odd Passport in Epstein's Safe

It was fake, for one

(Newser) - A judge won't decide whether Jeffrey Epstein is granted bail until Thursday, and both sides were given 20 minutes on Monday to make their case, reports CNN . Prosecutors argued he's a flight risk and could tamper with witnesses; his attorneys say the 66-year-old followed the terms of his... More »

Prosecutors Say Epstein Paid Off Potential Witnesses

Financier reportedly sent $350K to two people

(Newser) - Jeffrey Epstein wired $350,000 to two people in November and December—an attempt to sway possible witnesses in the sex-trafficking case against him, prosecutors say. The payments were made soon after publication of the Miami Herald investigation into the behind-the-scenes plea deal between Epstein and prosecutors in Florida in... More »

Acosta Is Out as Labor Secretary

'I thought the right thing was to step aside,' he says amid Jeffrey Epstein controversy

(Newser) - Alex Acosta will not weather the storm over the Jeffrey Epstein plea deal he orchestrated 11 years ago. President Trump said Friday that Acosta has resigned as labor secretary, reports CNN . Trump addressed reporters with Acosta at his side, notes USA Today . “I thought the right thing was to... More »

More Epstein Accusers Are Coming Forward

Lawyers say they have been contacted by at least a dozen women

(Newser) - Jeffrey Epstein is already accused of abusing enough underage girls to fill more than one school bus—and they are still coming forward. Lawyers say that since the 66-year-old's arrest on Saturday, they have been contacted by more than a dozen women, most of whom say they were minors... More »

Epstein Attorneys Push for Cushy Bail Terms

They say he should live at his mansion before trial

(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... More »

Former Florida Prosecutor: Acosta's Account Is 'Wrong'

Barry Krischer pushes back on Acosta's version of what happened with Jeffrey Epstein

(Newser) - A former Florida state attorney says Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta's account of the plea deal he offered to billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is "completely wrong." Barry Krischer, who was the state attorney for Palm Beach County from 1993 until 2009, says Acosta is trying to "... More »

'Unapologetic' Acosta: We Kept Epstein From Walking Free

Labor Secretary says his relationship with the president remains great

(Newser) - Labor Secretary Alex Acosta says that when he was a federal prosecutor in Florida, his office got the best deal it could at the time when it came to the secret plea deal offered to Jeffrey Epstein a decade ago in a molestation case. At a news conference Wednesday, the... More »

The Very Odd Things Found in Epstein's Mansion

A prison mural, for one

(Newser) - In stepping forward to tell her story to NBC News , accuser Jennifer Araoz described being given a tour of Jeffrey Epstein's Manhattan home nearly two decades ago. Among the stranger things she recalls seeing: a bathroom that had a set of prosthetic breasts within arm's reach of the... More »

New Epstein Accuser Says She Was Recruited as a Freshman

Jennifer Araoz speaks to NBC News

(Newser) - The federal indictment against Jeffrey Epstein references three unidentified victims. Jennifer Araoz is not one of them. But the 32-year-old tells NBC News ' Today Show she was raped by Epstein at age 15; she never went to police, but she says she did tell four people, who confirmed her... More »

Acosta Defends Plea Deal, and Trump Disses Epstein

President says they had a 'falling out' years ago and he is 'not a fan'

(Newser) - The ugly Jeffrey Epstein case involving allegations of sex with underage girls continued to reverberate Tuesday, with Labor Secretary Alex Acosta defending the controversial plea deal he helped orchestrate in 2008 and President Trump distancing himself from the imprisoned financier. Developments:
  • Trump: The president told reporters he knew Epstein years
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Pelosi Says Labor Secretary Must Resign

House Speaker criticizes 'unconscionable' plea deal for Jeffrey Epstein

(Newser) - Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta "must step down." That's the opinion of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi following federal sex-trafficking charges against billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein, who escaped a life sentence as part of a 2008 plea deal Acosta orchestrated while US attorney in Miami. Epstein avoided federal charges... More »

Bill Clinton: I Knew Nothing of Epstein's 'Terrible Crimes'

He admits traveling with financier

(Newser) - Bill Clinton—one of numerous powerful people with links to Jeffrey Epstein—says he flew on the financier's plane, but knew nothing about his "terrible crimes." In a statement, the former president said that when he flew on Epstein's plane, he was unaware of the crimes... More »

Hundreds of Lewd Photos Found in Epstein's Mansion

He pleads not guilty to sex-trafficking charges involving minors

(Newser) - Financier Jeffrey Epstein remains in jail after his weekend arrest on sex-trafficking charges, and court documents unsealed Monday reveal the seriousness of the case. Epstein is accused of molesting dozens of underage girls at his homes in Florida and New York going back to the early 2000s, reports the AP... More »

Jeffrey Epstein Arrested on New Sex Charges

Former friend of Trump, Clinton was arrested Saturday on sex-trafficking charges

(Newser) - Wealthy financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was arrested Saturday in New York on new sex-trafficking charges involving allegations that date to the early 2000s, according to law enforcement officials. Epstein, a wealthy hedge fund manager who once counted as friends former President Clinton, Prince Andrew, and President Trump,... More »

Billionaire Pedophile's Controversial Plea Deal Must Stand: Prosecutors

Prosecutors respond to victims who objected to Jeffrey Epstein's deal

(Newser) - A once-secret plea deal reached a decade ago with wealthy convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein must stand, despite objections from many of his victims who were teenagers at the time, federal prosecutors said in a new court filing. Prosecutors said a violation of the Crime Victims' Rights Act does not... More »

What Trump's Labor Secretary Had to Do With Billionaire Pedophile's Deal

'Miami Herald' takes deep dive into Alexander Acosta's involvement with Jeffrey Epstein

(Newser) - It's long been known that billionaire financial adviser Jeffrey Epstein got a sweet plea deal from Florida prosecutors, serving just 13 months in a private wing of the county jail followed by a year of house arrest rather than the massive sentence he could have faced had he been... More »

Writer: Mag Nixed Sex Allegations in 2003 Epstein Article

Says 'Vanity Fair' editor Graydon Carter believed Epstein, not underage sources

(Newser) - In the fall of 2002, Vicky Ward was conducting research for an upcoming Vanity Fair article she was penning. Her subject: the "high-flying" and mysteriously wealthy Jeffrey Epstein, now a convicted sex offender recently tied to accusations that Prince Andrew had sex with an underage girl . Yesterday Ward published... More »

Palace: Andrew Did Not Have Sex With Minor

Prince was named in lawsuit filed in Florida last week

(Newser) - Buckingham Palace is busy doing a little damage control, which has eyebrows at media outlets including the New York Times and the AP raised because it doesn't usually bother. At issue is Prince Andrew, his ties to American billionaire/registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, and whether Queen Elizabeth's second... More »

Prince Andrew Done In by Ties to Scandal

Duke of York resigns from role as UK Trade Envoy

(Newser) - After months of speculation that Prince Andrew's connections to a variety of high-level scandals—most notably his friendship with billionaire/registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein—would force him out of several of his official positions, the Duke of York has resigned from his role as UK Trade Envoy, reports the... More »

Prince Andrew in Hot Water Over Links to Pedophile

Billionaire pal Jeffrey Epstein paid off about $25K of Sarah Ferguson's debts

(Newser) - Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein may have escaped sex trafficking charges over his tendency to hire underage hookers, but one of his many high-profile buddies may not be able to sidestep trouble. Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, will likely see his job responsibilities cut now that news has come out that... More »

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