Published: Wed, July 17, 2019
Finance | By Kristine Clayton

Jeffrey Epstein foundation donated millions to university

Jeffrey Epstein foundation donated millions to university

In this courtroom artist's sketch, defendant Jeffrey Epstein, left, listens as accuser Annie Farmer, second from right, speaks during a bail hearing in federal court Monday in NY. Trump administration official Alex Acosta, who served as a US attorney in Florida during the 2008 case, resigned as Labor Secretary on Friday after facing heavy criticism for his role in negotiating the plea deal.

The New York City Upper East Side townhouse, where prosecutors said Epstein abused his victims and where they found a trove of pictures of naked girls, was once owned by Wexner.

Ohio State said Tuesday that it's launching a review of monetary contributions from Jeffrey Epstein and his foundation.

Prosecutors have said Epstein must remain in jail to prevent him fleeing the country, citing his wealth and connections overseas, as well as allegations he paid two potential witnesses a year ago in an apparent effort to influence them.

Prosecutors said efforts by defense lawyers to characterize Epstein's crimes as "simple prostitution" were "not only offensive but also utterly irrelevant given that federal law does not recognize the concept of a child prostitute _ there are only trafficking victims _ because a child can not legally consent to being exploited".

Jeffrey Epstein's bail hearing is Monday.

It's unclear if the summary includes the "piles of cash" and "dozens of diamonds" that prosecutors said Monday they found in Epstein's safe. "He is a scary person to have walking the street".

The women stood just feet from where Epstein was seated in his blue jail outfit as they asked a federal judge to reject a request by Epstein's lawyers that he remain under house arrest in his $77 million Manhattan mansion until trial on conspiracy and sex trafficking charges.

"Epstein is a convicted sex offender whose crimes are reprehensible, and his association with these gifts to the university is concerning", the university said in a statement Tuesday.

"I was 16 years old when I had the misfortune of meeting Mr. Epstein here in NY", said Farmer, only willing at this hearing to say that Epstein was "inappropriate" with her.

Epstein, 66, was arrested on July 6 after flying into New Jersey's Teterboro Airport by private plane from Paris. He looked directly at each of his accusers before they spoke.

The "14-year gap is an elegant rebuttal" to expectations that he would re-offend, Weinberg said. Shortly after his arrest, federal agents executing a search warrant of Epstein's mansion in NY also seized a "vast trove" of lewd photographs of young-looking women or girls, prosecutors said in a court filing.

The prosecutor, Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex Rossmiller, told the judge that a search of Epstein's home uncovered nude images of underage girls, including at least one who claimed to be among the financier's victims.

The Miami Herald reported earlier in 2019 that the deal happened despite the investigation into Epstein finding three dozen underage female victims.

Monday's bail hearing provided further details about the extent of Epstein's wealth, which, like his past, is shrouded in mystery.

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