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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 07:17 PM

Jeffrey Epstein frantically asks judge to seal his finances as NYT probes his shady dealings

Published 1 min ago on July 11, 2019 By Matthew Chapman

On Thursday, The Daily Beast reported that wealth manager Jeffrey Epstein is asking the federal judge presiding over his child sex trafficking case to keep his financial disclosure to the court under seal, arguing that “the exceptional amount of publicity that has been generated by this case” merits discretion.

The request comes a day after The New York Times published a deep dive into Epstein’s financial history, suggesting that he may not actually be a billionaire as always claimed, and that he has extensive connections to Deutsche Bank, the same entity that gave President Donald Trump’s real estate empire vast loans and faces accusations of money laundering.

Epstein, who is accused of recruiting underage girls into sex parties and raping several of them, has for years escaped accountability under a veil of secrecy.

The controversial and potentially unlawful plea bargain that Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta cut him sealed many details of the offenses. He has paid out millions in settlements to keep his alleged victims quiet over the years. And even now, Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law School professor emeritus and one of Epstein’s longtime legal advisers, is arguing that the press should be barred from the criminal proceedings.

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/07/jeffrey-epstein-frantically-asks-judge-to-seal-his-finances-as-nyt-probes-his-shady-dealings/?utm_source=push_notifications

(Short article, no more at link.)

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Jeffrey Epstein Asks Judge to Keep His Finances Secret
Tracy Connor
Executive Editor
Published 07.11.19 6:14PM ET

Accused sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein is asking a federal judge to let him keep his finances secret. In a filing Thursday, Epstein’s lawyer sought permission to file a financial disclosure, required as part of a request for bail, under seal—citing “the exceptional amount of publicity that has been generated by this case.” Earlier in the day, Epstein offered to put up his $77 million Manhattan mansion and private plane to secure a bond so he could be released on house arrest. That filing contained scant detail about his fortune, which includes a private island in the Caribbean and homes in Palm Beach, New Mexico, and Paris. Although Epstein has long been described as a billionaire, it’s not clear exactly how much money he has or how he got it.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/jeffrey-epstein-asks-judge-to-keep-his-finances-secret?via=twitter_page

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 07:20 PM

1. Rats are running out of places to hide...serves them all right...nt

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 07:47 PM

4. At the rate Trump's friends and associates/nominees are being closely examined...

we may end up with another huge expense...building a new prison to house them. If so, it sure as hell won't be a luxury prison with gourmet meals and massages..

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 08:14 PM

6. I wouldn't be so sure about that.

Maybe no massages, but probably better conditions overall.

An example:

https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/news/2010/jul/15/celebrity-justice-prison-lifestyles-of-the-rich-and-famous/

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Response to trev (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 08:44 PM

11. Thanks for the article. WOW! Quite a difference compared to over-crowded prisons for most.

Wealth shouldn't matter. A crime is a crime.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:25 AM

13. Yes, it's one of my pet peeves.

Should be equal justice for ALL.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 07:21 PM

2. 'frantically,' good.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 07:28 PM

3. He's already had all the due consideration he should get for several lifetimes ...

No more favors.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 07:53 PM

5. Meanwhile, govt filing they've not yet received required disclosures

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 08:17 PM

7. Yep smelled like laundering all the time

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 08:25 PM

8. K&R

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 08:26 PM

9. Intrepid court reporter Adam Klasfeld:

NEW: The government "takes no position" on Jeffrey
Epstein's motion to seal his financial information,
except to note that he has stonewalled prosecutors'
questions about his finances.




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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 08:34 PM

10. What? A sleazy "billionaire" friend of Trump's might not actually have much $$$$$$ ?????


Shocked, I tell you. I am shocked.

Much less a questionable Deutsche Bank connection....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 08:52 PM

12. No, this vile pos should receive NO mercy and NO special consideration.

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