to connectVideoPast employee claims Jeffrey Epstein may be hiding more than the cash in the safe deposit box
An employee who has allegedly worked at Jeffrey Epstein’s secluded island in the Caribbean claims that a rich financier, who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls are kept by means of a mysterious safe deposit box at the principal place of residence.
The Financier, Jeffrey Epstein, paid $350,000 to two of the potential witnesses against him in the sex trafficking case in New York, federal prosecutors alleged Friday in a bid to keep up with the 66-year-old behind bars until trial.
According to the public prosecutor’s office, Epstein: the money at the end of last year, a few days after the Miami Herald published the first in a series of articles will look at the plea agreement, Epstein was reached with federal prosecutors in 2008, which is surreptitiously wound down, a sex-abuse investigation involving at least 40 people who may have landed him in prison for life. Alexander Acosta, who approved the plea deal as the Prosecutor from the u.s. to South Florida, took a job as labor secretary, earlier on Thursday.
The government’s submission, under reference to the financial administration, said that Epstein sent $100,000 in cash on Dec. 30, 2018, to ‘ a person named as a possible co-conspirator in the [plea agreement].” Three days later, the filing says, and Epstein wired $250,000 to “any other individual who is named as a possible co-conspirator … and it is also considered as one of the accused employees.”
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“This course of action, and, in particular, the timing suggests that the defendant was attempting to influence the co-conspirators, who might give information against him and, in the light of newly emerging causes of action,” the prosecutors said.
Epstein was arrested on Saturday at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey as he arrived on a flight from Paris, france. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges, alleging that he has been hired and abused dozens of underage girls at his homes in New York and Palm Beach, Fla., at the beginning of the year 2000. His attorneys have said the charges will not stick because Epstein will be protected by the terms of a 2008 plea agreement.” Under the terms of the deal, Epstein served 13 months in jail, was necessary to ensure that the financial settlement with dozens of alleged victims and to register as a sex offender.
In their plea for bail on Thursday, Epstein’s lawyers are arguing in favour of house arrest and electronic monitoring at his $77 million Manhattan mansion, which prosecutors say is the fact that some of the sexual activity took place. The defense argued that their client had long lived with the fear that the federal prosecutors would be to pursue the sexual abuse charges on him, but had never been asked to flee the country.
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The plaintiffs argued that the house proposal “does nothing to diminish his [Epstein’s] flight risk.”
“All of the relevant factors to be considered to be on the flight risk and the nature and circumstances of the offense, the strength of the evidence, and the history and characteristics of the defendant council, are strongly in favor of pre-trial detention,” the filing said.
Prosecutors also said that a number of Epstein’s alleged victims are supported and have been in detention until the trial because she feared “harassment and sexual abuse by the defendant.”
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Earlier on Friday, U.s. District Judge Richard Man decided that Epstein’s lawyers were able to submit the documents related to his finances, under seal, to prevent them from being available to the public. The plaintiffs had complained to the Netherlands on Thursday that the defence had not filed the paperwork, so it is not possible to “meaningfully respond” to the argument for the bail out.
In Friday’s filing, prosecutors said Epstein’s net worth was more than $500 million, and claimed that he was a token effort to get its finances makes it painfully obvious that the need for detention.”
Fox News’ Martha, Dhanis, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.