Billionaire and heinous pervert Jeffrey Epstein has been accused of tampering with a witness after allegedly wiring $350,000 to two people who could have been potential witnesses against him. He was arrested for trafficking underage girls earlier this week and will appear in court Monday. According to the New York Times, the allegation was revealed in a new court filing in which "prosecutors said that Mr. Epstein had paid significant amounts of money to influence individuals who were close to him and who might be witnesses against him at trial."
via The New York Times:
Mr. Epstein sent the money to the potential witnesses in late November and early December, 2018, shortly after the Miami Herald published an investigative report about a secret deal he had reached with the authorities in Florida to avoid federal prosecution, prosecutors said.
The United States attorney’s office in Manhattan made the new allegations in a court filing asking that Mr. Epstein be denied bail while he awaits trial, saying the payments were evidence that he might try to influence witnesses if he were not detained.
Mr. Epstein’s lawyers maintain their client has lived a law-abiding life for the past 14 years, since he pleaded guilty to state prostitution charges in Florida and served 13 months in jail. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges in New York.
Breaking News: Jeffrey Epstein, facing sex-trafficking charges, was accused of witness tampering by prosecutors who said he wired $350,000 to two people https://t.co/bEnaSMkzEf— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 12, 2019
As Guy reported on Friday, Epstein's trial will surely have many twists and turns.
His position untenable and his saga inflicting an endless parade of headache-inducing news cycles upon the White House, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced his resignation this morning. Some of the points he made in his own defense at a lengthy press conference this week seemed fair and valid, but his combination of buck-passing, contrived helplessness, and selective talking points left numerous questions unanswered. So he's out. The stomach-turning Epstein case is far from over, of course, and one gets the sense that there's much more sordidness lurking beneath its already-seedy and disturbing surface.