Jeffrey Epstein is not temperamentally suited to chilling in a 6’x 8′ jail cell. He’s got sock drawers that are bigger than that in his $56 million Manhattan mansion, which he offered to put up for collateral, yesterday, along with his private jet, in an effort to be released on bail. Epstein also begged the court to let him wear an ankle bracelet and offered to surrender his passport. So, he’s quite desperate. Be that as it may, prosecutors revealed on Friday that Epstein wired a total of $350,000 to two people who might testify against him at trial. New York Times:
Mr. Epstein sent the money to the potential witnesses in late November and early December, 2018, shortly after the Miami Herald began publishing an investigative report about a secret deal he had reached with the authorities in Florida to avoid federal prosecution, prosecutors said.
The United States attorney’s office in Manhattan made the new allegations in a court filing asking that Mr. Epstein be denied bail while he awaits trial, saying the payments were evidence that he might try to influence witnesses if he were not detained.
Two days after the Herald published its expose, Mr. Epstein wired $100,000 to a person who had been named as a possible co-conspirator in his deal with Florida prosecutors a decade ago.
Three days later, Mr. Epstein sent $250,000 to a person who not only had been named as a co-conspirator in the Florida agreement, but was also identified in the New York indictment as an employee who helped Mr. Epstein in his sex-trafficking scheme.
There are undoubtedly plenty of co-conspirators in Epstein’s world, considering how long his sex-trafficking ring was up and running; and, to Epstein a six-figure payment isn’t problematic, so prosecutors are not being overzealous in their desire to keep Epstein in jail until he goes to trial.
Three things would be very nice: 1. A list of possible or known co-conspirators and Epstein’s financial relationship with each of them; 2. If Epstein festers in jail until trial, then is convicted, and sentenced to life in prison; 3. If the big prosecutor in the sky decrees that he burns in Hell. I rarely wax religious, but the vileness of Epstein’s crimes, and the lives he has so cavalierly destroyed, with less concern than you or I would toss aside a candy bar wrapper, scream out to nature itself for vengeance. The man is evil at the molecular level and it looks like he’s finally going to get his comeuppance.