Epstein says finances too complex to summarize
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Jul 18, 2019,
Jul 18, 2019, 0:43
The judge said he would decide on Thursday whether to grant bail to Epstein, which means he will stay in a Manhattan prison until then.
Epstein also made a $1,000 donation to the Wexner Center for the Arts Membership Fund in 1990.
The safe also contained an expired passport bearing Epstein's photograph, although the passport is registered under a different name and lists him as a resident of Saudi Arabia, Vice News reported.
With those visitors, Edwards continued, Epstein kept "engaging in the same kind of activity, literally, while he was in quote-unquote jail", the lawyer said.
Farmer said he had flown her to New Mexico, which could add another dimension to the case because it involves allegations in another state apart from Florida and NY. Authorities also raided Epstein's New York City mansion and seized evidence.
Two women who say they are victims of sexual misconduct by American financier Jeffrey Epstein on Monday urged a USA judge to keep him in jail while he awaits trial on charges of sex trafficking dozens of underage girls.
They say Epstein (66) is a flight risk and danger to the community and should remain behind bars until he is tried on charges that he recruited and abused dozens of underage girls in NY and Florida in the early 2000s.
Alice Farmer said she was 16 when she alleged she was flown to Epstein's ranch in New Mexico, a state where he owned property but had avoided having to register as a sex offender following his deal in Florida.
In addition to the charges in the indictment, prosecutors are also reviewing dozens of electronic files seized during the raid on Epstein's NY residence, saying they have found even more photos than the trove of pictures of nude and seminude young women and girls they had reported prior to a court hearing a week ago.
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She encouraged others who believe they've been abused by the 66-year-old financier and convicted juvenile sex offender to contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or her attorney, with their stories. But Edwards said that Epstein was still engaging in problematic behavior, even if his alleged victims were not underage.
"As long as the victims speak up", Wild says, "he won't get away with it this time".
Prosecutor Alex Rossmiller argued that given his wealth, Epstein poses an "extraordinary risk of flight".
Annie Farmer (left) and Courtney Wild, who say they were sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein, asked a NY judge not to grant the disgraced financier bail.
"He's a scary person to be walking the streets", said Wild.
Epstein's lawyers said that their client has maintained a clean record for about a decade after he was sentenced in 2008 to 13 months in prison. Epstein was previously convicted in 2008 after pleading guilty to the solicitation of prostitution and procurement of minors for prostitution.
But the judge later noted he had read literature related to sex offenders that indicated the chance of a sex offender committing a new crime grew over time.
The financier is now being detained at the Metropolitan Correctional Center. A federal judge ruled in February that it violated a federal law on crime victims' rights, but Florida prosecutors have argued it should nonetheless remain in place.