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Deemed dangerous, Epstein denied bail in sex abuse case   25%

A judge who denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges on July 19 said he poses a danger to the public and seems to still have an uncontrollable urge for sexual conduct with or in the presence of underage girls.

Palm Beach sheriff opens internal affairs investigation into handling of Jeffrey Epstein  

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has opened an internal affairs investigation into whether it properly handled the case of multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein, the part-time Palm Beach resident accused of … Click to Continue »

Leaked documents show Jeffrey Epstein kept funds offshore. Can the money even be tracked?   27%

Jeffrey Epstein’s attorneys, who were hoping to persuade a judge to release the accused sexual predator on bail while awaiting trial, submitted a bare bones accounting of his financing this … Click to Continue »

Dont punish Epstein for being rich, sex offenders lawyers urge before Thursday bail ruling   25%

The New Mexico ranch. The Paris townhouse. The two Caribbean islands. Jeffrey Epstein is willing to leverage it all if a federal judge will agree to release him from a … Click to Continue »

Trump's Labor Secretary Acosta resigns amid Epstein case   41%

U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta resigned on Friday amid fresh scrutiny of his handling of the sex abuse case against financier Jeffrey Epstein, becoming President Donald Trump's latest adviser to leave the administration in controversy.

Jeffrey Epstein: Florida looks at possible lax monitoring after 2008 plea deal  

  • Epstein joined program that gave him time away from jail
  • Officials: ‘All aspects of the matter will be fully investigated’

Authorities in Florida have launched an investigation into whether the financier Jeffrey Epstein was properly monitored during a 13-month sentence for soliciting prostitution from underage girls, the product of a controversial 2008 deal with federal authorities.

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The Jeffrey Epstein scandal - podcast   27%

The financier Jeffrey Epstein is back in court on charges of the sex trafficking of minors. Vicky Ward and Ed Pilkington discuss his case. Plus: Aditya Chakrabortty wonders why the French super-rich who promised to donate to Notre Dame haven’t paid up yet

Jeffrey Epstein is a wealthy financier and one-time friend to the rich and famous, counting Donald Trump, Prince Andrew and Bill Clinton as acquaintances. In 2005 a 14-year-old girl reported that Epstein had molested her in Palm Beach. Others came forward, some of them also minors. But after plea negotiations between Epstein’s legal team and the then US attorney in Miami, Alexander Acosta, Epstein served just 13 months in prison.

This month he was arrested on sex trafficking charges and last week federal prosecutors claimed that lewd photographs of girls as young as 14 had been discovered in a safe in his Manhattan mansion. Epstein, 66, has pleaded not guilty. Journalist Vicky Ward tells Anushka Asthana about meeting Epstein in 2002 when she was profiling him for Vanity Fair magazine, while the Guardian’s Ed Pilkington discusses the current case.

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Probe launched to find out if US sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was improperly monitored during work-release programme  

A US sheriff in Florida on Friday launched an investigation into whether his department properly monitored financier Jeffrey Epstein while he was serving a sentence for soliciting prostitution from underage girls.The inquiry will focus on whether deputies assigned to monitor Epstein in a work-release programme violated any rules or regulations, Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said in a statement.Under a 2008 plea deal, Epstein was allowed to spend most of his days at the office of his…

Too dangerous to be freed: Jeffrey Epstein denied bail in child sex trafficking case   40%

A judge denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges on Thursday, saying the danger to the community that would result if the jet-setting defendant was free formed the “heart of this decision”.Epstein, with his hands folded before him, showed no reaction to the announcement by US District Judge Richard Berman. It means Epstein will remain behind bars in Manhattan while he fights charges that he exploited dozens of girls in New York and Florida in the early 2000s…

Barak, reacting to Epstein reports, looked almost desperate for good reason   -11%

Ties to billionaire and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein could deliver a serious blow to former prime minister's political comeback

When getting the story means years of threats, even bullets   50%

Singer R. Kelly and financier Jeffrey Epstein faced new charges of sexual crimes after journalists’ investigations. Both were denied bail this week.

In pursuit of high-profile sex abusers, is balance of power shifting?  

Views on justice and sex crimes are changing, allowing for more balance in the way high-profile defendants, like Jeffrey Epstein, are treated. 

Epstein case shows two different views of applying justice   -10%

While a Florida U.S. attorney's 2008 plea deal for sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was widely criticized, some say federal prosecutors should respect a deal. But a New York federal attorney indicted Mr. Epstein on Monday, saying the Florida deal doesn't apply in New York.

Alex Acosta Enabled Jeffrey Epstein's Sex Crimes. Now He's Gutting Funding for Trafficking Victims  

During a press conference Wednesday, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta dismissed calls for his resignation and defended the 2008 plea deal given to the billionaire serial child sex abuser Jeffrey Epstein while he was the U.S. attorney in Florida. Acosta has also come under fire for his proposal to cut funding for victims of sex trafficking. His 2020 budget proposal for the Department of Labor includes an almost 80% decrease in funds for the Bureau of International Labor Affairs, the office tasked with fighting child sex trafficking. Critics of the proposal argue it would effectively dismantle many programs aimed at preventing child sex trafficking and put large numbers of children at risk. We speak with Taina Bien-Aimé, executive director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women.

Fake passport, piles of cash & diamonds: Should we know you better, Mr. Epstein?   -22%

Mysteries only multiply as the Jeffrey Epstein saga continues to unravel. A fake passport found in the sex offender’s Manhattan home raises the possibility he had official cooperation traveling the globe under a false identity.
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Op-Ed: Sex trafficking defendants have a new face white, wealthy and well-connected  

Broader sex trafficking laws are being used against people like Jeffrey Epstein, but their elasticity may also pose problems.

Financier Jeffrey Epstein denied bail on sex trafficking charges   25%

A judge who denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges Thursday said he poses a danger to the public and seems to still have an uncontrollable urge for sexual conduct with or in the presence of underage girls.