to connectVideoEpstein the defense lawyers to submit a proposed bail package worth up to $77 million
Epstein: in order to appear for a detention hearing where the judge will be considering bail; to Bryan Llenas reports from New York.
Lawyers for Jeffrey Epstein asked a Manhattan federal judge on Thursday to the lender, waiting for a trial on the trafficking and conspiracy charges, from the comfort and confines of your own home, with a multi-million dollar Manhattan mansion and his private jet as collateral for a bail package worth up to $77 million.
In their plea for bail, Epstein’s defense team alleged that their client had long feared that the federal prosecutor would pursue a sexual assault against him due to the “toxic political environment … not yet [Epstein] is continuously returned from a trip abroad, be prepared to justify his or her rights under the agreement and otherwise, to mount a full-throated defense.”
The plaintiffs allege that Epstein, 66, paid to underage girls — some as young as 14 years old-hundreds and hundreds of dollars in cash for a massage to harass them in their homes in New York and Palm Beach, Fla. from 2002 to 2005. He was arrested on Saturday at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey after he arrived on a flight from Paris, france.
Jeffrey Epstein’s townhouse on the Upper East Side of new york city. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
During a raid of the apartment conducted by the FBI and the NYPD, after Epstein’s arrest Saturday, authorities said, they found a treasure trove of pornographic material to underage girls in a locked safety deposit box. The reports compiled by New York magazine, suggesting in a house filled with oddities, including a true-to-life human doll dangling from a chandelier, and a human-sized chess board, with the scantily-clad figures, modelled on his co-workers.
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Epstein’s lawyers said their client, a Level 3 registered sex offender, should look at its location, electronic monitor, surrender his passport and land a jet and hire private security to guard him and ensure that he / she will not abscond to avoid prosecution.
Prosecutors have argued that Epstein, who is also the owner of a private island in the U.S. virgin islands, you must remain in jail until his trial, since he will have an extraordinary risk of flight and danger.” She pointed to the wealthy businessman, is a “nearly infinite” means ” and a “huge incentives for the use of those resources, in order to escape from persecution,” after Epstein pleaded not guilty to charges that could put him at a distance of up to 45 years of age.
Epstein is the owner of Little Saint James Island in the U.s. virgin islands, where he has a residence permit. (AP Photo/Gianfranco Gaglione)
The New York Times is reporting that the U. s. District Judge Richard M. Berman, who will preside over Epstein’s cases, and also refused a similar bail out proposed by the lawyers of a defendant in 2016, and money-laundering case, saying that “it is unreasonable, as it will help in the promotion of inequality and unequal treatment in favor of a very small group of criminal defendants who are very, very rich.”
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The netherlands will decide on whether or not the grant Epstein’s bail proposal, a public hearing on Monday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.