When you’re facing LIFE IN PRISON and have billions, maybe it’s not the time to go cheap?
According to reports breaking right now, Epstein paid two co-conspirators / witnesses $350,000 in what prosecutors allege is witness tampering!
Come on Jeff, $350K?
You could find that in your couch cushions.
You gotta at least get that to 7 figures!
Of course I’m mocking.
The reports are very serious, take a look:
Here are the details, according to NBC News:
Accused child sex predator Jeffrey Epstein wired a total of $350,000 to a pair of possible co-conspirators just days after the publication of a newspaper story alleging he sexually abused dozens of underage girls, federal prosecutors said Friday.
The prosecutors said the payments, which were made last November after the bombshell Miami Herald story came out, demonstrate Epstein's willingness to tamper with witnesses.
"This course of action, and in particular its timing, suggests the defendant was attempting to further influence co-conspirators who might provide information against him in light of the recently re-emerging allegations," the prosecutors wrote in court papers arguing that Epstein should remain behind bars until his trial.
Epstein wired $100,000 to one of his associates two days after the story was published, the court papers say. Three days later, he sent $250,000 to someone identified as one of his employees, prosecutors said. Neither of the two were named, but both were said to be possible co-conspirators in the alleged sex crimes that were the subject of the Miami Herald article.
"Epstein’s efforts to influence witnesses continue to this day," the prosecutors wrote.
Epstein's lawyers did not immediately return a request for comment.
Epstein is facing up to 45 years in prison on allegations that he sexually abused dozens of underage girls at his homes in New York and Florida between 2002 and 2005. Epstein is also accused of paying his victims to recruit others, allowing him to build a vast network of girls to exploit. He has pleaded not guilty.
Even the HuffPost is reporting the story:
Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein attempted to pay $350,000 last fall to two potential witnesses, federal prosecutors alleged in court on Friday.
The documents filed by the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan asks that Epstein be denied bail.The payments ― one for $250,000 and the other for $100,000 ― are proof Epstein might try to influence witnesses if he isn’t detained, the federal prosecutors argued, according to The New York Times.
The convicted sex offender sent the money to the potential witnesses in late November and early December, right after the Miami Herald published an investigative report about the secret deal made with Florida officials that allowed him to avoid federal prosecution.
He is accused of paying dozens of girls as young as 14 to engage in sex acts with him in his homes in New York and Florida from 2002 to 2005.
Authorities also say Epstein “conspired with others” to sexually abuse and exploit the girls, and paid his victims to recruit others, court documents allege.