Prosecutors Cite Epstein’s $500M+ Wealth In Bail Filing

Law & Crime reports:

Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York said today that convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, 66, is worth more than $500 million dollars, citing “records relating to the defendant recently obtained by the Government from a financial institution (‘Institution-1’).”

The detail came out in the government’s response to the accused child sex-trafficker’s motion for pre-trial release. Prosecutors have said, in part, Epstein should not be let out ahead of trial because of his “nearly infinite means.” That is, they argued he is a flight risk. (Epstein owns private jets, so he could literally be a flight risk.)

Prosecutors also said that while Epstein has not “filled out a financial affidavit, under penalty of perjury […] his token effort to account for his finances makes painfully clear the need for detention.” Note that even prosecutors don’t seem to know exactly how Epstein has amassed his wealth or how he continues to do so.