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Default Pedophile millionaire Jeffrey Epstein ALLEGEDLY commited 'suicide' - conspiracy theories abound

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Jeffrey Epstein Commits Suicide at Manhattan Jail

Mr. Epstein, the financier indicted on sex trafficking charges last month, hanged himself and his body was found Saturday morning.


Aug. 10, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein, the financier indicted on sex trafficking charges last month, committed suicide at a Manhattan jail, officials said on Saturday.

Mr. Epstein hanged himself and his body was found at roughly 7:30 Saturday morning at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.

Manhattan federal prosecutors last month charged Mr. Epstein, 66, with sex trafficking of girls as young as 14, and details of his behavior have been emerging for years.
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Jeffrey Epstein was not on suicide watch when he hanged himself
By Eileen AJ Connelly
August 10, 2019 | 12:37pm

Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was not on suicide watch in the Manhattan jail where he hanged himself Saturday morning, officials said.

Department of Justice spokesman Lee Plourde told The Post that Epstein, 66, was not “currently” on watch in his cell at the Manhattan Correctional Facility while he awaited trial on child sex-trafficking charges.

Plourde refused to say whether that meant Epstein had been taken off additional monitoring or whether he had never been getting special attention to make sure he did not kill himself.

“I’m not going to discuss his previous medical status,” he said.

Epstein had reportedly been placed on suicide watch after he was found nearly unconscious in his cell on July 23. There was some question about whether the incident was a suicide attempt or an assault, and investigators noted that the marks on his neck were “more consistent with being choked than hanging yourself,” one source told the Post.

An ex-cop housed in the same unit as Epstein who faces the death penalty for four drug-related killings upstate was questioned in the incident.

Plourde refused to say whether that incident was ruled a suicide attempt or an assault.

Plourde said Epstein was never treated outside MCC after that incident, disputing reports.

“He was never taken to the hospital,” he said.

It is also unclear if Epstein was in a cell by himself or shared his cell.
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Jeffrey Epstein dead: Accusers angry he won’t have to face justice after apparent suicide
By Eileen AJ Connelly and Elizabeth Rosner
August 10, 2019 | 11:50am | Updated

Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers aren’t going to let his apparent suicide silence them.

“Epstein is gone, but justice must still be served,” said Jennifer Araoz after learning that the convicted pedophile died after he reportedly hanged himself in his cell at the Manhattan Correctional Center.

“I am angry Jeffrey Epstein won’t have to face his survivors of his abuse in court,” said Araoz, who claims she was 15 when she was recruited from her Manhattan school to be part of Epstein’s alleged harem of underage girls. She says the billionaire financier forcibly raped her in his Upper East Side mansion.

“We have to live with the scars of his actions for the rest of our lives, while he will never face the consequences of the crimes he committed the pain and trauma he caused so many people,” Araoz’s statement said. “Epstein is gone, but justice must still be served. I hope the authorities will pursue and prosecute his accomplices and enablers, and ensure redress for his victims.”

While no one else was charged in the criminal case that could have put Epstein, 66, behind bars for 45 years, there are several civil suits pending, including one brought by Araoz seeking to unmask the woman who recruited her.

Another suit was brought by self-identified victim Virginia Guiffre, who in court documents released Friday named multiple prominent men she claimed she was forced to perform sex acts with.

Her attorney, Brad Edwards, said in a statement posted online by Fox News that the suicide is “both unfortunate and predictable.”

“The victims deserved to see Epstein held accountable, and he owed it to everyone he hurt to accept responsibility for all the pain he caused,” Edwards said, adding a call for others to come forward with additional information. “We will continue to represent his victims and will not stop in their pursuit of finality and justice.”

Attorney Lisa Bloom said Epstein’s suicide showed “consciousness of guilt.”

“He knew he was guilty, and all his money would not prevent the inevitable conviction,” she tweeted. “He knew justice was coming and he could not face it.”

She called for the administrators of Epstein’s estate to freeze all of his assets and hold them for the victims filing civil cases. “Our civil cases can still proceed against his estate,” she tweeted. “Victims deserve to be made whole for the lifelong damage he caused. We’re just getting started.
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Jeffrey Epstein dead: William Barr reportedly ‘livid’ over pedophile’s apparent suicide
By Emily Saul


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US Attorney General William Barr is “livid” that Jeffrey Epstein was apparently able to kill himself in a high-security federal penitentiary in Manhattan, according to a report on Saturday.

Barr is “determined to get to the bottom of this,” a source told ABC 7, as the Bureau of Prisons announced that the FBI has launched an investigation into the apparent suicide of the convicted sex offender.

The stunning developments come a day after a trove of newly unsealed documents implicated a number of powerful people in Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking ring.

“The FBI is investigating the incident,” said the bureau.

The BOP statement said that the disgraced financier, who was charged last month with trafficking girls for sex, was found unresponsive in his cell around 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

The statement also called Epstein’s hanging death in the Metropolitan Correctional Center’s 9 South Wing “from apparent suicide.”

The BOP said its staff immediately began attempting life-saving measures. Epstein was rushed to New York Downtown Hospital around 7:30 a.m., where he was pronounced dead.

Newly unsealed documents in a civil case between an Epstein accuser and his longtime gal pal, Ghislaine Maxwell, accused a number of prominent men — including Prince Andrew, the late MIT professor Marvin Minsky, former Maine Sen. George Mitchell, ex-New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and money manager Glenn Dubin, and lawyer Alan Dershowitz — of using her for sex.

The men or their surviving spouses all denied the accusations.

Lawyers for Epstein did not respond Saturday to requests for comment.
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Photos show Jeffrey Epstein as he’s wheeled into Downtown Hospital
By Larry Celona, Eileen AJ Connelly and Emily Saul
August 10, 2019 | 9:49am | Updated August 10, 2019 | 12:49pm



Paramedics frantically tried to revive convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein early Saturday morning after he was found unresponsive in his cell in downtown Manhattan, exclusive photos shot by The Post reveal.

The 66-year-old disgraced financier hanged himself in his cell in 9 South at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, according to multiple sources.

A call was placed to first responders around 6:30 a.m. as MCC staff tried to revive him, said the FDNY and Bureau of Prisons.

Photos of Epstein taken around 7:30 a.m. show the convicted pedophile still wearing his orange prison jumpsuit as he’s wheeled on a gurney into York Downtown Hospital.

The images show a drawn, ashen face with closed eyes, and EMTs using a breathing apparatus in an attempt to revive the multi-millionaire convicted pedophile.

Epstein was later declared dead at the hospital.

The accused sex trafficker was on suicide watch two weeks ago after he was found nearly unconscious in his cell with injuries to his neck, though he was no longer under surveillance at the time he took his own life.

The multimillionaire was being held without bail pending a new trial on child sex-trafficking charges.

His lawyers did not respond to requests for comment.
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Former MCC inmate: There’s ‘no way’ Jeffrey Epstein killed himself
By Brad Hamilton and Bruce Golding
August 10, 2019 | 6:17pm | Updated

The following account is from a former inmate of the Metropolitan Correction Center in lower Manhattan, where Jeffrey Epstein was found unresponsive Saturday, and declared dead at a hospital of an apparent suicide. The ex-convict, who spoke to The Post’s Brad Hamilton and Bruce Golding on the condition of anonymity, spent several months in the 9 South special housing unit for high-profile prisoners awaiting trial — like Epstein.


There’s no way that man could have killed himself. I’ve done too much time in those units. It’s an impossibility.

Between the floor and the ceiling is like eight or nine feet. There’s no way for you to connect to anything.

You have sheets, but they’re paper level, not strong enough. He was 200 pounds — it would never happen.

When you’re on suicide watch, they put you in this white smock, a straight jacket. They know a person cannot be injurious to themselves.

The clothing they give you is a jump-in uniform. Everything is a dark brown color.

Could he have done it from the bed? No sir. There’s a steel frame, but you can’t move it. There’s no light fixture. There’s no bars.

They don’t give you enough in there that could successfully create an instrument of death. You want to write a letter, they give you rubber pens and maybe once a week a piece of paper.

Nothing hard or made of metal.

There’s up to 80 people there. They could put two in cell. It’s one or two, but I’ll never believe this guy had a cellmate. He was too blown up.

The damage that unit can do to someone.

It’s like you’re an animal and you’ve been brought into a kennel. A guy like Jeffrey, it’s like, “Holy sh-t.”

I told my parents not to come there. God wasn’t in the building.

I’ve had some heavy incidents in the building. What happened is permanent.

Some of the guards are on a major power trip. They know guys there are suffering. They know something the rest of the world hasn’t seen, that a place like this exists in this country, and they get off on it.

If the guards see that the guy is breaking, they’re going to help you break.

But it’s my firm belief that Jeffrey Epstein did not commit suicide. It just didn’t happen.
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Internet floods with conspiracy theories after Jeffrey Epstein’s death
By Eileen AJ Connelly
August 10, 2019 | 10:35pm | Updated

Jeffrey Epstein’s death brought a raft of conspiracy theories to life.

A day after 2,000 pages of documents were unsealed in Manhattan federal court — alleging new, repugnant details of sex abuses claims against Epstein and his wealthy and powerful associates — the money manager was suddenly dead of an “apparent suicide,” authorities said.

But the official explanation didn’t satisfy many on social media.

Suggestions that Epstein’s death had something more nefarious behind it began popping up almost immediately after news of his death was reported, with blame assigned to both current and former officials on the left and the right.

Lynne Patton, the New York and New Jersey administrator for Housing and Urban Development, was among many who pointed the finger at the Clintons. Bill Clinton flew on Epstein’s plane multiple times, and Patton picked up on a popular theme that many friends and acquaintances of the former president and his wife have died prematurely.

“Hillary’d!!” Patton posted on Instagram with a screenshot of an article about Epstein’s suicide.

“P.S. Let me know when I’m supposed to feel badly about this … #VinceFosterPartTwo,” she added. The hashtag refers to Vince Foster, a White House lawyer and friend of the couple who died by suicide in 1993. Several hashtags related to the Clintons were trending Saturday.

Former Congressman and MSNBC host Joe Scarborough suggested in a series of tweets that Epstein’s death was a “sigh of relief” to powerful Democratic and Republican figures, and even found a way to draw Russia into the conversation.

Democratic Congressman Al Green of Texas tweeted that suicide was “an impossibility.”

Not lost in the social media was that Prince Andrew was among the men named in various Epstein-related documents.

Some even suggested that Epstein’s death was faked. Using an exclusive Post photo of Epstein taken as he was wheeled into New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital, conspiracy theorists suggested that it didn’t look like Epstein.

On the sidewalk outside Epstein’s opulent townhouse on East 71st Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side on Saturday afternoon, some wag with a blue piece of chalk scrawled “XOXO HILLARY + BILL.”

The cheeky graffiti had been washed away by Saturday night.
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‘Brave young women’ who outed Jeffrey Epstein can still expect justice: feds
By Emily Saul
August 10, 2019 | 10:00pm


Alleged Jeffrey Epstein victims Courtney Wild (left) and Annie Farmer (right)
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Jeffrey Epstein’s death of an apparent suicide resolves, however frustratingly, his child sex trafficking case, in which he was named as sole defendant — but the feds have vowed to continue their probe into potential accomplices.

The “brave young women” who are Epstein’s victims can still expect justice, Manhattan US Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said Saturday.

“To those brave young women who have already come forward and to the many others who have yet to do so, let me reiterate that we remain committed to standing for you,” Berman said in his statement.

“And our investigation of the conduct charged in the Indictment — which included a conspiracy count — remains ongoing.”

Epstein’s many accusers remained determined to pursue those they say helped him.

Among those still on the hook are Epstein’s longtime girlfriend, Ghislanie Maxwell and former employee Nadia Marcinkova, both of whom have been named in civil suits as accomplices.

“Epstein is gone, but justice must still be served,” said Jennifer Araoz, who accused Epstein of raping her in his opulent E. 71st Street mansion when she was only 15.

“There’s a whole network that enabled him and allowed this to happen,” Araoz’s lawyer, Kimberly Lerner, told The Washington Post.

“And it’s time that everyone who was a part of this be held accountable.”

Epstein’s death also clears the way for civil cases to proceed against his estate.

Civil lawyers for Epstein’s accusers wasted no time in proceeding.

“I am calling today for the administrators of Jeffrey Epstein’s estate to freeze all his assets and hold them for his victims who are filing civil cases,” tweeted Lisa Bloom, attorney for two Epstein accusers.

“Their lives have been shattered by his sexual assaults, their careers derailed. They deserve full and fair compensation NOW,” she tweeted.
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‘Heads must roll’: Outrage at how high-security jail could let Jeffrey Epstein die
By Larry Celona, Eileen AJ Connelly and Laura Italiano
August 10, 2019 | 9:04pm | Updated

Millionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein died in an apparent suicide while in federal custody in Manhattan early Saturday, a stunning end that both infuriated and baffled his victims, and the federal officials responsible for his safety.

For reasons still unclear, the jet-setting 66-year-old financier, who had faced up to 45 years in prison on charges of sex-trafficking dozens of teenage girls — accusers who have also implicated many in his circle of powerful, wealthy pals — had recently been taken off suicide watch, officials said.

He was found unresponsive in his single-inmate cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center at about 6:30 a.m. and was dead on arrival at nearby NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, sources told The Post.

The disgraced money manager was found hanging by his neck, a source told The Post.

US Attorney General William Barr said he was “appalled” by the apparent suicide at the ultra-secure lockup, which has held some of the world’s worst terrorists and drug lords. Suicides there are nearly unheard of.

“I was appalled to learn that Jeffrey *Epstein was found dead early this morning from an apparent suicide while in federal custody,” Barr said in a statement.

“Mr. Epstein’s death raises serious questions that must be answered. In addition to the FBI’s investigation, I have consulted with the inspector general, who is opening an investigation into the circumstances of Mr. Epstein’s death,” Barr said.

Upon finding Epstein unresponsive in his cell, jail staff immediately attempted to revive him, officials said.

EMS responded to the hospital after a 6:39 a.m. emergency call, sources told The Post.

Epstein’s body remained at the hospital until Saturday afternoon, when Medical Examiner’s staffers in a black van took it to the ME’s Office downtown.

A second, white medical examiner’s van was parked at a separate door as an apparent decoy for the crowd of press and photographers gathered at the hospital.

“We are enormously sorry to learn of today’s news,” his defense team said in a joint statement. “No one should die in jail.”

Epstein had inexplicably been taken off suicide watch despite an incident three weeks ago when he was found sprawled on the floor of his cell, nearly unconscious, and with injuries to his neck.

Investigators were still probing whether the July 23 incident was a suicide attempt or an assault by a fellow inmate.

He was being housed in the jail’s high-security Special Housing Unit, in which high-profile or dangerous detainees are kept separate from the general population.

Until recently, the jail had housed Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, who is now at a supermax prison in Colorado.

At MCC, two jail guards are required to make separate checks on all prisoners every 30 minutes — but overnight, that procedure was not followed, a source told Reuters. Prisoners on suicide watch get checked every 15 minutes.

Former US Attorney Preet Bharara tweeted that he was “dumbfounded” by Epstein’s death.

“There should be — and almost certainly is — video of Epstein’s suicide at MCC,” he said. “One hopes it is complete, conclusive, and secured.”

Epstein’s death comes just a day after a Manhattan federal judge unsealed a trove of shocking and repulsive civil-court depositions by the financier’s former employees, friends and victims.

The new documents, numbering 2,000 pages, portrayed Epstein as an insatiable pervert who demanded a daily diet of three orgasms and who left scores of teenage girls — some as young as 14 — sexually assaulted and emotionally shattered.

One alleged victim, Virginia Giuffre, claimed Epstein forced her to sleep with Britain’s Prince Andrew, Democratic former Sen. George Mitchell of Maine, Democratic New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, investment banker Glenn Dubin and late longtime MIT professor Marvin Minsky.

Minsky’s family and the other men have denied her accusations.

The documents also include the transcript of a 2016 deposition in which Epstein repeatedly refused to answer questions in order to avoid incriminating himself.

“Heads must roll,” Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, a Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, wrote to Barr in a scathing letter Saturday.

“Every single person in the Justice Department — from your Main Justice headquarters staff all the way to the night-shift jailer — knew that this man was a suicide risk, and that his dark secrets couldn’t be allowed to die with him,” Sasse wrote.

There’s no question Epstein should have been under continual watch, said Cameron Lindsay, a former warden who ran three federal jails and who called the death a “shocking failure.”

“Unequivocally, he should have been on active suicide watch and therefore under direct and constant supervision,” Lindsay said.

“It’s embarrassing,” one federal law-enforcement source told The Post of Epstein.

“This is the highest-profile inmate in that facility, and considering that he may have attempted suicide two weeks ago — how could they let this happen?”

Mayor de Blasio tweeted, “Some of wealthiest people in the world committed a horrible crime. If they think for a second that they got away with it because Jeffrey Epstein is dead, they’re dead WRONG.”

The convicted pedophile had wiggled out of a 53-page 2007 federal indictment on similar sex-trafficking charges from Miami, ultimately pleading guilty to a state charge of soliciting prostitution from a minor.

He was allowed to serve most of his yearlong sentence on work release — during which he allegedly continued to have sex with young women.

But in this latest case, Epstein had been ordered held without bail since his arrest July 6 at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey.

Prosecutors said that between 2002 and 2005, he ran a sex-trafficking ring in which he abused dozens of underage girls in his mansion on East 71st Street in Manhattan and his waterfront compound in Palm Beach, Fla.

His lawyers had repeatedly asked a Manhattan federal judge to let him be released to electronically monitored house arrest.

Epstein had access to a private plane, a Caribbean island estate and a fortune estimated by prosecutors at over $500 million. Prosecutors also said they found a fake passport among his belongings.

His lawyers were still appealing the bail ruling when he died.
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Meet Jeffrey Epstein’s gang of accused slave ‘recruiters’
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August 10, 2019 | 8:43pm


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Jeffrey Epstein maintained his financial empire — and his perverted sideline of preying on underage girls for sex — with the aid of an army of alleged enablers, many of whom he kept in one Upper East Side building and lavished with perks.

The convicted pedophile, 66, who died Saturday of an apparent suicide after being found unresponsive in his Manhattan prison cell, frequently took his assistants shopping to designer boutiques in Paris on his private jet.

He paid for unlimited salon services at tony Frederic Fekkai in Manhattan and gourmet take-out meals from Le Cirque.

One assistant received a Mercedes and a nanny for her newborn to make her commute easier.

A battalion of lawyers, pilots and models who worked for Epstein stayed at a doorman highrise in Manhattan — the epicenter of the Epstein empire — in apartments controlled by him and his real estate investor brother Mark, public records show.

Many of the units at 301 East 66th St. were owned by a New York shell company registered in Columbus, Ohio, the home base of Victoria’s Secret owner and Epstein’s billionaire benefactor Leslie Wexner, according to records.

The white-brick post-war building was also the gilded cage where the billionaire trapped and preyed on many of his under-aged victims — sometimes with the aid of his army of enablers.

Girls recruited as models from around the world were brought to the US and the building by MC2, a modeling company run by Epstein pal Jean-Luc Brunel. The company was financed by Epstein beginning in 2003, court papers show.

The girls passed through various apartments in the building where assistants arranged for their work visas, booked travel and modeling jobs. Some were also dispatched for other duties to Epstein’s nearby mansion on East 71st Street, court papers say.

Epstein “was the one who said who stays in what apartment,” said Maritza Vasquez, who worked as a bookkeeper for MC2, in a 2010 deposition made public last month.

“Epstein and Brunel would then obtain a visa for these girls, then would charge the underage girls rent,” court documents say.

According to a cache of more than 2,000 documents unsealed Friday in a defamation case against British socialite and former Epstein gal pal Ghislaine Maxwell, Brunel had more than catwalk appearances planned for some of the girls. He offered up girls as young as 16 for “massages” with Epstein that often wound up as sexual-abuse sessions, according to documents filed in the lawsuit.

In 2005, Brunel called Epstein and left a message that “he is sending him a 16-year-old Russian girl for purposes of sex,” the court papers say.

The message, filed as an exhibit in the case, was written on an office message pad, partly in code, and read: “He [Brunel] has a teacher for you to teach you how to speak Russian. She is 2×8 years old not blonde. Lessons are free and you can have your 1st today if you call.”

Another message from Brunel to Epstein discusses how he had sex with an 18-year-old who had also been with Epstein. “He just did a good one – 18 years – she spoke to me and said ‘I love Jeffrey,’” according to court papers.

Juan Alessi, a former house manager for Epstein, told the court that over a 10-year period, Maxwell brought more than 100 young women that she called “massage therapists” to Epstein’s home. He said that when he cleaned up after them, he found vibrators and sex toys on the massage table.


Virginia Giuffre with Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell


Virginia Roberts Giuffre, a self-described Epstein sex slave, who sued Maxwell and claims that she procured her for sex with Britain’s Prince Andrew, said she was also “forced” to have sex with Brunel as well as Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, “and many other powerful men, including numerous prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known prime minister, and other world leaders,” the documents say.

Among the other girls in Epstein’s harem was Nada Marcinkova, who had been allegedly bought from her parents in Eastern Europe by Epstein when she was 15, according to one of Epstein’s alleged victims.

Marcinkova, who now goes by the name Nadia Marcinko, was one of Epstein’s alleged “sex slaves” and allegedly participated in trysts with underage girls, according to court papers.

Marcinko is now a commercial pilot, and registered her Delaware aviation company Aviloop in 2011 while she was living at the East 66th St. complex.

Another Epstein enabler, Sarah Kellen, allegedly kept lists of young women to recruit as “massage therapists” for her boss, according to court papers. Along with his other assistants, she booked travel for them, and Kellen was a frequent passenger on Epstein’s private jet, flight records show.

Many victims allegedly told police that they were taken to Epstein’s massage room at his Palm Beach mansion by a woman named Sarah. According to authorities, the court papers say, both Kellen and Maxwell warned the girls not to speak about their encounters with Epstein.

After her employment with Epstein came to an end, Kellen started an interior design company — SLK Designs — at the East 66th Street address. She has since married NASCAR driver Brian Vickers and briefly changed her name to Sarah Kensington.

Neither Kellen nor Marcinko has been charged with a crime and both invoked the Fifth Amendment when questioned by authorities about their dealings with Epstein in the defamation case against Maxwell.

In 2007, Epstein sought to protect his closest aides, including Maxwell, when he negotiated his non-prosecution agreement for himself and “potential co-conspirators.” The agreement ensured that none of the women who worked as his enablers would be criminally charged. The federal immunity was negotiated with former Miami federal prosecutor Alexander Acosta, who became President Trump’s Secretary of Labor. He recently resigned over the Epstein agreement.


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Lesley Groff, another former assistant protected under the agreement, allegedly coordinated travel arrangements with young girls and scheduled massage sessions for her boss. Groff was paid $200,000 a year, received a Mercedes E320 and the services of a nanny after the birth of her child, the New York Times reported.

“They are an extension of my brain,” Epstein told the Times in 2005 of his assistants. “Their intuition is something that I don’t have.”

In addition to his secretaries, Epstein worked with his longtime lawyer Darren Indyke, who occupied a two-bedroom apartment at the East 66th Street building between May 2000 and February 2009, public records show.

Indyke’s apartment was owned by Ossa Properties, a firm controlled by Mark Epstein.

From an eighth-floor apartment and an office on Madison Avenue, Indyke, 54, registered a dizzying number of limited liability companies that owned Epstein’s $77-million Upper East Side townhouse and a nearby property used by Maxwell, a daughter of press baron Robert Maxwell, and an alleged key recruiter of girls to feed Epstein’s seemingly insatiable sex drive.

With her connections to British royalty and New York society, Ghislaine was also an important companion. She was a former girlfriend who introduced Epstein at elite soirees in London and New York.

Maxwell was accused by three women of procuring girls to work as sex slaves for Epstein in court filings. Two of the women said both Maxwell and Epstein sexually assaulted them. She has not been charged with a crime, and has not been spotted in public since Epstein’s arrest last month. A source told The Post that Maxwell is cooperating with federal authorities.

Epstein was sentenced to 18 months after his attorneys secured a 2008 sweetheart deal in Florida to avoid federal charges that could have resulted in a possible life sentence. He was released on probation after 13 months, during which he was able to go on “work release” to his Palm Beach office for 12 hours a day, six days a week.

Epstein’s millions also gave him entree to important financial institutions. For years, he was the personal financial advisor to Wexner, whose L. Brands empire owns Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works.

When JP Morgan Chase Bank wanted to get rid of him as a client after he pleaded guilty to soliciting a prostitute in 2008, Mary Erdoes, one of the bank’s high-level executives intervened to keep him on, the Times reported last week. JP Morgan denied the charge.

Multiple emails and calls to Maxwell’s lawyers were not returned. Mark Epstein, a Wexner spokesman, and Dershowitz refused comment when contacted by The Post. Brunel, Kellen, Marcinko and Indyke could not be reached for comment.

Epstein was arrested in New Jersey last month, and had pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking charges.
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