Published: Sat, August 24, 2019
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

3 women sue Jeffrey Epstein’s estate, citing rape, other sex acts

3 women sue Jeffrey Epstein’s estate, citing rape, other sex acts

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has ordered a state investigation to be conducted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement into the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and its handling of Epstein's work release.

"Jeffrey Epstein, through his brazen and powerful organisation, was quite literally able to commit federal sex trafficking offenses at his work release office, during his jail sentence", the lawsuit said.

Attorney General William Barr mentioned the impasse Wednesday, saying: "Unfortunately, there have been some delays because a number of the witnesses were not cooperative".

Investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the inspector-general of the Department of Justice have taken possession of the videotapes, but have released no information about what they show, including whether there were any unauthorized visitors to Epstein's cell the night he died.

"If people were given instructions that Epstein should not be left alone, I don't understand how they were not followed", he said.

Sex offender Jeffrey Epstein reportedly signed a will around 48 hours before he was found dead in his cell on August 10, according to court papers obtained by the New York Post.

Kathleen Hawk Sawyer, a psychologist, had previously served as the BOP director for over a decade, after an appointment in 1992 by Barr, then in his first stint as attorney general. "A number of them required having union representatives and lawyers before we could scheduled interviews".

The discovery of the will with its newly created 1953 Trust, named after the year of his birth, instantly raised suspicions that he did it to hide money from the many women who have accused him of sexually abusing them when they were teenagers. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because grand jury proceedings are secret.

Last week, local media reported that authorities were investigating the behavior of two guards in charge of watching Epstein, now on administrative leave, to determine if they fell asleep and failed to supervise the inmate for three hours.

Rubenstein also added that the accusers here, as a class of potential claimants for Epstein's estate, will come in fourth in terms of their priority to obtain any of his assets: After the United States government/IRS, secured creditors, and the expenses in administering the estate.

Jeffrey Epstein had vast wealth and high-profile connections.

Epstein denied that, and told prison staff that he had been attacked - something Tartaglione denied.

Epstein was arrested July 6 after landing at New Jersey's Teterboro Airport.

Over the years, the financier hobnobbed with politicians, socialites and celebrities, including Donald Trump before he was president and Bill Clinton. The decision is somewhat unusual, but US District Court Judge Richard Berman said he would allow Epstein's alleged victims to speak at the hearing, as well as prosecutors and Epstein's lawyers.

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