Jeffrey Epstein

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(businessman)
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Born Jeffrey Edward Epstein
1953-01-20
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Residence US Virgin Islands
Nationality American
Citizenship United States

Jeffrey Epstein is a US billionaire businessman with links to many establishment figures including Bill Clinton, Donald Trump. In 2008 he was convicted of soliciting an underage girl for prostitution.[1]

Career

Jeffrey Epstein taught calculus to students including a son of Alan C. Greenberg, chairman of Bear Stearns. In 1976, he started work as an options trader at Bear Stearns.

Connections

Flight logs show that Bill Clinton took at least 26 trips on Epstein’s infamous private sex plane, dubbed the "Lolita Express".[2]

Donald Trump told New York Magazine for a 2002 profile of Epstein "I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy. He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life."[3]

Conviction

In 2008, Epstein was convicted of soliciting an underage girl for prostitution, for which he served 13 months in prison.[1] A document filed in court alleges that Epstein ran a "sexual abuse ring", and lent underage girls to "prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known prime minister, and other world leaders".[4]

Many subsequent lawsuits were settled by Epstein out of court.[5] Epstein has made many out-of-court settlements with alleged victims and, as of January 2015, some cases remain open.[6]



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