Tag Archives: sex trafficking

Epstein’s Alleged Madam Given Paper Clothes In Lockup

The New York Daily News reports: Federal officials have put special protocols in place for Ghislaine Maxwell while she’s locked up, including giving her paper clothes so she doesn’t suffer the same fate as the man she allegedly enabled, Jeffrey Epstein. The feds took away Maxwell’s clothes and bedsheets once she was in custody. The measures at Metropolitan Detention Center …

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Deutsche Bank Fined $150 Million For Epstein “Lapses”

Bloomberg News reports: Deutsche Bank AG will pay New York’s banking regulator $150 million for a string of compliance lapses including a half-decade of lax oversight of the financial dealings of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. New York’s Department of Financial Services provided fresh details Tuesday of Epstein’s money movements in the years before his death. It laid out how …

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FBI Arrests Jeffrey Epstein’s Alleged Madam [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend and longtime associate of the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested Thursday in New Hampshire on criminal charges linked to his alleged sex-trafficking operation, according to a law enforcement official. The new federal indictment, unsealed on Thursday, charged Ms. Maxwell with six counts: enticing minors to travel to engage in …

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Prince Andrew Won’t Cooperate In Epstein Probe

The Guardian reports: Prince Andrew has “completely shut the door” on cooperating with US investigators in the Jeffrey Epstein case and they are now “considering” further options, a New York prosecutor said on Monday. Andrew was a friend of Epstein, the wealthy financier and convicted sex offender whose death in custody while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges in New …

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Virgin Islands Sues Epstein Estate For Sex Trafficking

Reuters reports: Jeffrey Epstein’s estate was sued on Wednesday by the U.S. Virgin Islands, which claimed that the late accused sex offender raped and trafficked in dozens of young women and girls on a private Caribbean island he owned. The complaint filed by Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George significantly broadens the scope of the financier’s alleged misconduct, saying it …

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FBI Probing Several People Linked To Jeffrey Epstein

Reuters reports: The FBI is investigating British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell and several other people linked to U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein, who killed himself while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, according to two law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation. They said a principal focus of the FBI’s investigation is Maxwell, a longtime associate of Epstein, and other “people who …

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Two Federal Jail Workers Arrested In Epstein Suicide

The New York Times reports: Two federal workers who were on duty the night Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in a Manhattan jail were expected to be taken into custody on Tuesday morning on federal charges related to their alleged failure to check on him, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The two federal Bureau of Prisons employees …

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Prince Andrew Says Epstein Friendship Was “Mistake”

The Daily Beast reports: Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, issued a lengthy statement on Saturday in which he admitted it was a “mistake and an error” to continue his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein after the convicted pedophile was released from a Florida jail in 2009. “I can only reiterate my regret that I was mistaken to think that what …

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Epstein Created New Will Two Days Before Suicide

Bloomberg reports: Jeffrey Epstein wrote a will just two days before his suicide, placing $578 million in assets in a trust, a move which could complicate efforts to collect damages by women who say he sexually abused them. By placing all of his assets in a trust, Epstein could shield their distribution from the public. He asked that Darren K. …

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Florida Jail Let Epstein Buy Small Women’s Panties

The Miami Herald reports: A decade ago, during a brief stint in Palm Beach County Jail, convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein made an odd purchase at the facility’s store: two pairs of small women’s panties, size 5. It was just one of thousands of dollars of purchases made by the disgraced financier while in jail after pleading guilty in 2008 …

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Medical Examiner Rules Epstein’s Death Was Suicide

The New York Times reports: The official results of an autopsy showed that the financier Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in his Manhattan jail cell, the city’s medical examiner’s office said on Friday, determining that the cause of death was suicide by hanging. The determination came six days after Mr. Epstein, 66, was found dead in his cell at the Metropolitan …

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Epstein’s Lawyers Claim Lawsuits Died When He Did

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Jeffrey Epstein can’t speak from the grave concerning a lawsuit by his sexual abuse victims, attorneys argued Thursday. Epstein’s lawyers had argued that victims’ claims were moot after his death. They added that claims against possible “co-conspirators” also are improper. The lawyers in South Florida are fighting over the next step in an 11-year-old civil …

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Epstein’s Alleged Madam Spotted At In-N-Out Burger

The New York Post reports: Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged madam and former lover Ghislaine Maxwell has been discovered — at In-N-Out Burger. The 57-year-old was photographed alive and well Monday by an eagle-eyed diner at the burger joint in Universal City, Los Angeles. Once spotted, Maxwell — who was sitting alone with a pet pooch — told an onlooker: “Well, I …

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Autopsy Finds Broken Bones In Jeffrey Epstein’s Neck

The Washington Post reports: An autopsy found that financier Jeffrey Epstein sustained multiple breaks in his neck bones, according to two people familiar with the findings, deepening the mystery about the circumstances around his death. Among the bones broken in Epstein’s neck was the hyoid bone, which in men is near the Adam’s apple. Such breaks can occur in those …

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Epstein Accuser Sues His Estate And Former Staffers

NBC News reports: A new front in the Jeffrey Epstein case opened Wednesday morning, as Epstein accuser Jennifer Araoz filed a lawsuit against his estate, his longtime associate Ghislaine Maxwell and three unnamed female household staff. Araoz alleges she was repeatedly sexually assaulted by Epstein at his New York City townhouse when she was 14 and 15 years old, including …

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FBI Task Force Searches Epstein’s Private Island

NBC News reports: FBI agents on Monday were searching accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein’s residence in the Virgin Islands, a bureau spokesman told NBC News. The search on Epstein’s private island of Little St. James comes two days after the wealthy financier died from an apparent suicide while in jail in Manhattan. Sources have said that Epstein hanged himself. …

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Lawyers Asked For End To Epstein’s Suicide Watch

Raw Story reports: A new report form the Wall Street Journal claims that attorneys for billionaire accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein asked that their client be taken off suicide watch. The Journal’s sources did not explain the reason for the attorneys’ request, which was reportedly made less than a week after Epstein was placed on suicide watch after he was …

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Prison Officials: Epstein Was Not Under Suicide Watch

The New York Times reports: Jeffrey Epstein, the financier who was long dogged by accusations of sexual abuse of girls and who was able to cultivate a stream of high-profile friends despite his lurid lifestyle, killed himself in his Manhattan jail cell. Mr. Epstein hanged himself, the officials said. He was found at roughly 6:30 a.m. Saturday at the Metropolitan …

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US House Members Demand Epstein Suicide Probe

The Hill reports: New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) led public calls Saturday demanding answers after disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his Manhattan jail cell due to an apparent suicide. “We need answers. Lots of them,” Ocasio-Cortez, a member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, tweeted. Many immediately began questioning the details surrounding his death after …

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BREAKING: Jeffrey Epstein Dead In Jail Suicide

ABC News reports: Billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein has died by suicide in his Manhattan jail early Saturday morning, three law enforcement officials told ABC News. He was being held without bail at the Metropolitan Correctional Center awaiting trial on charges of conspiracy and sex trafficking. He pleaded not guilty to the charges, and a judge said he wouldn’t face trial …

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