Registered sex offender and financier Jeffrey Epstein was known for jet-setting with the likes of Bill Gates, President Bill Clinton, and Prince Andrew, the third child of the UK’s Queen Elizabeth.
Les Wexner, the CEO of L Brands and Epstein’s only confirmed client, stepped down after near six decades as the company’s chief executive.
Barclays CEO Jes Staley is being investigated by authorities in the UK because of his relationship with convicted sex offender Epstein, the bank said in a statement while announcing its fourth-quarter earnings on February 13.
Prosecutors in a January lawsuit against Epstein’s estate allege that the former wealth manager ran a “trafficking pyramid scheme” from his private island in the US Virgin Islands until 2018.
Epstein was found dead of a suicide in a Manhattan jail on August 10 as he awaited trial on charges of sex trafficking minors.
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Former L Brands CEO Les Wexner may have been Jeffrey Epstein’s only confirmed client, but he was far from the ultrawealthy sex offender’s only high powered friend.
Epstein ran a years-long “trafficking pyramid scheme” from the US Virgin Islands, prosecutors alleged in a lawsuit against the former wealth manager’s estate in January. Meanwhile, the convicted sex offender maintained a vast social and professional network both on and off the Islands, which even included the wife of the US Virgin Islands’ former governor. The former hedge-fund manager kept his client list under wraps, but he often bragged of his elite social circle that included presidents and Hollywood stars.
“I invest in people — be it politics or science,” Epstein was known to say, according to New York Magazine. “It’s what I do.”
Epstein, 66, died by suicide in a Manhattan jail on August 10, as he awaited trial on charges of sex trafficking of minors. He had been in police custody since he was arrested on July 6, shortly after exiting his private jet in New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport. He pleaded not guilty on July 8 and was being held without bail in New York City. On July 25, Epstein was placed on suicide watch after a reported suicide attempt that had led to his hospitalization.
In 2007, Epstein pleaded guilty to charges of solicitation of prostitution and procurement of minors for prostitution in Florida.
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President Donald Trump once considered Epstein a friend.
The future president claimed in 2002 that he had a long friendship with Epstein. “I’ve known Jeff for 15 years. Terrific guy,” Trump said, according to New York Magazine. “He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful …read more
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