The Jeffrey Epstein child sex trafficking case could blow the lid off of a much larger, farther-reaching scandal, as prosecutors have confirmed that they are investigating currently “uncharged individuals” for conspiring with Epstein and engaging in similar attrocities.
This news comes just weeks after prosecutors confirmed that Epstein worked with others “who facilitated his conduct by, among other things, contacting victims and scheduling their sexual encounters with Epstein.”
The confirmed investigations into these “other individuals” connected to Epstein could expose other high-profile figures in our country, from celebrities to politicians…(cough, Bill, cough.)
Take a look at this latest update into the JeffEp case that hit Twitter:
CNBC has more details on this:
Federal prosecutors in New York who have lodged child sex trafficking charges against wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein are investigating other “uncharged individuals,” a new court filinghttps://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/26/prosecutors-investigating-others-in-jeffrey-epstein-sex-traffic-case.html says.
Prosecutors made that disclosure as part of a request to the judge in Epstein’s case to order all parties in the case, including Epstein and his defense team, to not publicly disclose any information turned over by prosecutors to the defense as the case heads to trial.
So far, Epstein is the only person charged in his case.
However, prosecutors earlier this month said Epstein — who is a former friend of Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton — worked and conspired with employees, associates and others “who facilitated his conduct by, among other things, contacting victims and scheduling their sexual encounters with Epstein.”
Prosecutors have said Epstein paid $350,000 to two potential witnesses in his case days after an explosive report about him was published by The Miami Herald in late 2018.
In their filing on Thursday night in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, prosecutors said that “certain documents and materials” that they give to Epstein’s team “would impede, if prematurely disclosed, the Government’s ongoing investigation of uncharged individuals.”
The filing also says that disclosure of such information “would risk prejudicial pretrial publicity,” and “affect the privacy and confidentiality of individuals.”
Prosecutors as a rule share information about evidence with a defendant’s lawyers in a process known as discovery.
Judge Richard Berman approved the prosecution’s request, which was not opposed by Epstein’s lawyers, shortly after it was filed.
Berman also imposed a series of restrictions on the defense and Epstein’s review of “images of nude or partially-nude individuals,” which is designated “highly confidential information.”
In addition to barring the defense from transmitting or copying those images, Berman said they can only “be reviewed by the Defendant solely in the presence of Defense Counsel,” and “Shall not be possessed outside the presence of Defense Counel, or maintained, by the Defendant.”
Prosecutors have said investigators found a “vast trove” of lewd photographs of young women at Epstein’s Manhattan townshouse after his arrest.
“Some ... appear to be of underage girls,” prosecutors wrote in an earlier court filing.
The New York Post also stated:
Manhattan federal prosecutors are conducting an “ongoing investigation of uncharged individuals” connected to Jeffrey Epstein, according to court papers filed Thursday.
The probe was revealed in a court filing that seeks to ensure that evidence in the case against Epstein remains secret.
Prosecutors said they planned to give lawyers for the convicted pedophile “certain documents and materials” containing both “confidential” and “highly confidential” information that shouldn’t be made public.
But they asked Manhattan federal Judge Richard Berman to first endorse a nine-page order prohibiting the lawyers from sharing the information with anyone not directly involved in Epstein’s case.
The reasons include the possibility that releasing it “would impede, if prematurely disclosed, the Government’s ongoing investigation of uncharged individuals,” according to the Manhattan federal court filing.
None of those people were identified.
The “highly confidential” information “contains images of nude or partially-nude individuals” that will only be made available to the defense “under the protection of law enforcement officers or employees,” according to court papers.