Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein arrested, accused of sex trafficking minors

NWI Times

Florida-based billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has been indicted on new charges related to alleged sex crimes involving minors, law enforcement sources told CNN on Saturday.

Epstein, a wealthy hedge fund manager who once counted as friends former President Bill Clinton, Great Britain’s Prince Andrew, and President Donald Trump, was taken into federal custody, according to two officials.

Epstein was arrested Saturday and is expected to appear in federal court in New York on Monday.

Epstein faces charges brought by US prosecutors in Manhattan, after previously evading similar charges when he secured a non-prosecution deal with federal prosecutors in Miami.

The charges, contained in a sealed indictment, involve alleged sex trafficking crimes committed between 2002 and 2005, according to law enforcement sources. The indictment alleged that the crimes occurred in both New York and Palm Beach, Florida.

A team of federal prosecutors from the Southern District of New York, along with some in the public corruption unit, have been assigned to the case.

Maurene Comey, the daughter of former FBI director James Comey, is one of the prosecutors, according to a source with knowledge of the case.

CNN has reached out to Epstein’s lawyer.

In November, the Miami Herald reported that when Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta was a US attorney in Florida, he gave Epstein the “deal of a lifetime.” In a sweeping review of the politically connected billionaire’s case, the Herald explained how Acosta had made an agreement with Epstein to avoid major repercussions for the hedge fund manager, even though a federal investigation had identified 36 underage victims.

The report said Acosta had brokered a deal with one of Epstein’s attorneys, where he pleaded in 2008 to two state prostitution charges, ultimately serving only 13 months and avoiding a federal trial. He also registered as a sex offender and paid restitution to the victims identified by the FBI.

The agreement, the Herald said, “essentially shut down an ongoing FBI probe” and further granted immunity to “any potential co-conspirators” in the case.

Acosta told CNN in February that he welcomed an investigation by Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility into his handling of Epstein’s plea agreement.

Acosta also denied any wrongdoing.

Two months earlier, Epstein settled a separate lawsuit that could have allowed for several of his accusers to tell their stories in open court.

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14 Responses to Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein arrested, accused of sex trafficking minors

  1. mary in TX says:

    I think he is guilty as sin but this is just another distraction as the invasion continues

    • Hal Apeeno says:

      Exactly!

      They’ll sacrifice their own.
      Depends on their garbage values of what’s more important.

      Nothing likely gonna happen to the freak any how.

      I see the lost-o-brainfart’s are already pushing the “It’s Happening” theory.

  2. Mark Schumacher in LV says:

    Will he rat on Bill? the scum bag ex president? You look up feces in the dictionary, you see Epsteins face for the definition.

  3. KOYOTE says:

    I HOPE THE ASSHOLE ACTUALLY GETS ENOUGH “JAIL TIME” TO ALLOW A FELLOW CONVICT TO ADMINISTER JUSTICE………

  4. galen says:

    Is There Anything to a Lawsuit Accusing Donald Trump of Raping a 13-Year-Old Girl with Bill Clinton’s Billionaire Sex Buddy?:

    https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/did-donald-trump-and-jeffrey-epstein-rape-13-year-old-girl/

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  5. Enemy of the State says:

    Could be the beginning of a good thing

    Wishful thinking still
    These scum always seem to skate
    But watching closely

  6. c walker says:

    Interesting how the right thrills at naming Epstein as a friend of Clinton but fails to mention his friendship with Trump. Epstein’s probably sitting there right now going, “if I go to jail, I’m taking a whole lotta people with me.” You know he had cameras set up on “Orgy Island.”
    People are justifiably quick to mention Epstein / Clinton’s connection. Trump rode the Lolita Express too – attended parties on the Island too and admitted to a long standing friendship with Epstein before this all blew up.Trumps association to Epstein is no different than Clinton’s who he was also friends with. Same plane, same island, and Trumps man Acosta who he rewarded w an appointment got Epstein off. Why can’t people see this?

    • Hal Apeeno says:

      “Interesting how the right thrills at naming Epstein as a friend of Clinton but fails to mention his friendship with Trump.”

      This one do:

      https://www.yahoo.com/news/ap-sources-jeffrey-epstein-arrested-022548061.html

    • DL. says:

      Here is Likely why no media (really) gets into actual sex misconduct (rape, pedophilia, what have you) involving Trump…one, he’s a closet Chabad Lubavitcher; two, his daughter and son-in-law and major donors like Adelson are Chabad Lubavitchers; three, the nation effctively run by Chabad Lubavitchers and now Sanhedrin (Israel) runs Trump etc., fourth, it’s okay for a Jew to rape a Gentile, right? Five; it’s okay to lie to a Gentile, right? Do I need to elucidate further? And why whatever evil Trump has done including racketeering will never be tried in a so-called court of law. So, if Epstein ever does go to jail for a long time, let me know. Or Trump, for that matter. And folks wonder why the US is cursed…

  7. CaptainObvious says:

    Why does this POS get due process? Complete with a judge, preosecuters and lawyers from West Israel.

  8. deon says:

    Nothing will happen to the jew and i bet you a shiny nickle that trump has been to that island as well

  9. H D says:

    It’s just noise they blowing in our ears , there two sets of laws one for them one for us … just.more noise out of there mouths

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