Wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein found dead in cell

Jeffrey Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein, the financier and sexual predator, who was indicted on federal sex trafficking charges last month, committed suicide at a Manhattan jail, prison officials announced on Saturday morning.

"I am angry Jeffrey Epstein won't have to face his survivors of his abuse in court", she said.

Ms. Giuffre's lawyers said: "Ms. Sjoberg's testimony also corroborates Ms. Giuffre's account of being lent out to Prince Andrew by (Maxwell)".

"To those courageous young women who have already come forward and to the many others who have yet to do so, let me reiterate that we remain committed to standing for you, and our investigation of the conduct charged in the Indictment - which included a conspiracy count - remains ongoing".

A well-connected socialite, she is said to have introduced Epstein to many of her wealthy and powerful friends, including Bill Clinton and the Duke of York (who was accused in the court papers of touching a woman at Jeffrey Epstein's USA home, although the court subsequently struck out allegations against the duke).

In their conversation, Epstein didn't try to cover up his scandalous past.

Epstein pleaded guilty in 2008 to prostitution-related charges involving underage girls, in exchange for the US Justice Department's agreement not to prosecute him on similar charges. The transcript was included in hundreds of pages of documents placed in a public file by a federal appeals court in NY.

It was not immediately clear why Epstein was taken off suicide watch.

"I can't think of any occasion when Mr. Epstein would have any claim to say he had given hospitality to the Princess of Wales".

In a Vanity Fair profile published in 2003, Epstein said Ms Maxwell was not a paid employee, but rather his "best friend".

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Epstein's lawyers say the federal charges that accuse Epstein of recruiting and abusing dozens of underage girls in NY and Florida in the early 2000s should never have been brought.

Epstein's death on Saturday is prompting a flurry of questions, largely due to his relationships with influential figures like former President Bill Clinton, President Donald Trump and Prince Andrew.

"Let me assure you that this case will continue on against anyone who was complicit", Barr said at a law enforcement conference in New Orleans. Accusers want that his accomplices be targeted and they are served justice.

A structure on Little Saint James Island, in the U. S. Virgin Islands on July 9, 2019.

Authorities are most likely turning their attention to the team of recruiters and employees who, according to police reports, knew about Epstein's penchant for underage girls and lined up victims for him.

The day before his apparent suicide, hundreds of pages of federal court documents were unsealed, alleging new sexual abuse claims against Epstein and several associates.

Ms Giuffre - then known as Virginia Roberts - alleged that she was "procured" for the duke by Epstein, who she accused of using her as a teenage "sex slave". NPR did reach out to him and a spokesperson said that, quote, "the charges are completely false".

Days after the ruling, on July 3, Epstein was arrested at Teterboro Airport after his private plane landed on a flight from Paris.

- January 21: Lawyers for Ms Roberts formally request that he respond to her allegations under oath.

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