Coincidence or foul play?
According to sources, Steven Hoffenberg, a long-time friend and associate of Jeffrey Epstein, was found dead on Tuesday by local Connecticut police.
Hoffenberg had previously served 18 years in prison for his role in one of the largest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history and was 77 at the time of his death.
It is not yet known if this was a naturally occurring death or if foul play was involved; however, police say that his body showed no signs of blunt force trauma.
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We will continue to bring you details on this developing story as they become available to us, but for now, take a look through what we could manage to dig up:
JUST IN: Steven Hoffenberg, mentor of Jeffrey Epstein, and man behind one of the largest Ponzi schemes ever, found dead at Connecticut apartment…
— DailyNoah.com (@DailyNoahNews) August 25, 2022
BREAKING: Steven Hoffenberg, who worked with Jeffrey Epstein and was behind one of the largest Ponzi schemes ever, found dead at Connecticut apartment
— BNO News (@BNONews) August 25, 2022
The New York Post writes:
No cause of death has been revealed, but police said there were no immediate signs of trauma to his body.
“Every indication is that it is Mr. Hoffenberg,” a Derby Police Department spokesman said.
“There’s nothing to suggest that it isn’t. We believe it’s him. We’re just waiting for dental records.”
Steven Hoffenberg came from a storied era where everything was large: The characters, egos, deals, and esp. the stories. He was kind to me in the many hours we spent discussing Epstein, and gave me a rare portal into his world. May he Rest In Peace. https://t.co/Zr3cr7YCep
— Zev Shalev (@ZevShalev) August 25, 2022
The Late Steven Hoffenberg:
"He was my best friend for years. My closest friend for years," Hoffenberg told CBS News, speaking of Jeffrey Epstein. "We ran a team of people on Wall Street, investment people that raised these billion dollars illegally. He was my guy, my wingman." pic.twitter.com/WBuDLcH340
— charlie tango (@charlie_tango98) August 25, 2022
Daily Mail had more:
His body was so decomposed that police believe he had been there for at least a week. A medical examiner is now using his dental records to make an identification.
Hoffenberg rose to notoriety in the 1990s with his scandal-ridden Towers Financial Corp, a firm he ran with Epstein and the vehicle in which swindled $460million out of 200 victims.