Friday, 19 July, 2019

Epstein investigation expands into private island and New Mexico

Alex Acosta resigns from U.S. government after furor over Jeffrey Epstein plea deal Acosta Resigns as Labor Secretary
Steven Clarke | 14 July, 2019, 14:39

Acosta, the US secretary of Labor did resign on Friday - two days after he tried to make a logical case for the lenient deal he gave Epstein - which he didn't; six days after Epstein's arrest in New Jersey; six months after the Herald Editorial Board said Acosta should resign; and 11 years after Acosta did little to land Epstein - alleged to have sexually molested or raped dozens of young girls, some barely in their teens, at his mansion in Palm Beach County - in prison for a long time.

Prosecutors said in Friday's filing that they had learned of the payments to potential witnesses from financial records obtained from an unnamed financial institution.

The person who was wired the $250,000 was identified as "one of the defendant's employees".

"Neither of these payments appears to be habitual or repeating sooner or later of the approximately 5 years of bank records at the 2nd readily accessible to the authorities", they acknowledged.

"This course of action, and in particular its timing, suggests the defendant was attempting to further influence co-conspirators who might provide information against him in light of the recently re-emerging allegations", the prosecutors said.

WASHINGTON, July 13 ― Jeffrey Epstein, the financier charged with sexually abusing young girls in a case that led to the resignation of the U.S. labour secretary, was accused yesterday of paying off possible co-conspirators to "influence" them, United States media reported.

The indictment alleges Epstein "enticed and recruited" underage girls to his properties in Manhattan and in Palm Beach, Fla.

The Epstein associate told the girl, "Those who help him will be compensated and those who hurt him will be dealt with", according to the police report.

Epstein has pleaded no longer responsible.

He is now at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan - three cell doors down from drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman - awaiting another bail hearing next week.

Wimbledon: Haelp beats Serena Williams for 2nd Grand Slam title
As for Williams, she surely has to try and reduce the noise and whole circus around her if she is to win another Grand Slam . I love coming out here, playing in front of you guys. "I'm desperate to win Wimbledon more than to stop her", she said .

In addition to confirming his office had interviewed possible victims of Epstein who visited his ranch south of Santa Fe, Balderas' spokesman also said Friday that the attorney general would renew his push for legislation requiring anyone with a sex trafficking conviction to register as a sex offender in New Mexico. The St. Thomas Baseball Explorers in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where Epstein has a tightly secured island home, runs several teams for players 10 to 18.

"It's our dark corner", he added.

It's unclear when or if Epstein will ever return to the island.

Details emerged of a freakish temple structure with a gold dome.

Jeffrey Epstein's connections to Democrats are hardly secret, and even Nancy Pelosi's daughter Christine warned that some of the left's favorites may be implicated in the future.

One of the former workers told Bloomberg that he remembered two closely-guarded security boxes in the main residence.

He is scheduled to demit office in one week.

Epstein has been accused of not only abusing the underage girls himself but also of pimping them out to other wealthy and powerful men.

Authorities said in a press conference that nude photographs of underage girls were found in Epstein's NY mansion, with one prosecutor saying "the alleged behavior shocks the conscience".

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