• Private-equity guru Leon Black's family foundation is scrambling to distance itself from sex-offender Jeffrey Epstein, but it's raising more questions

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Apollo Global Management CEO Leon Black and his family foundation are disputing media reports linking the charity to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
    Yet their efforts are only raising more questions about the foundation's history with Epstein.
    Business Insider first reported Tuesday that tax filings showed Epstein was listed as the sole director of the Leon Black Family Foundation from 2001 to 2012, which encompasses time after Epstein pleaded guilty to soliciting prostitution in 2008.
    But Wednesday evening, the foundation issued a statement claiming the tax returns were filed in...
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  • Jeffrey Epstein's money helped create that creepy robot parodied on ‘Silicon Valley'

    Jeffrey Epstein's money helped create that creepy robot parodied on ‘Silicon Valley'

    3 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    Infuriatingly, scientists continued to take Epstein's money even after his arrest and conviction.
    One of the most infuriating aspects of the Jeffrey Epstein saga is that he continued to attend Hollywood premieres , make campaign contributions to political candidates, and invest in prestigious scientific research initiatives even after being accused of molesting dozens of girls, being arrested and jailed on prostitution charges, and registering as a sex offender. Harvard University, to which Epstein donated at least $6.5 million in 2006 to launch “a mathematical biology and evolutionary...
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  • Here's how the senators who voted to confirm Alexander Acosta are reacting to the labor secretary's role in Jeffrey Epstein's secret plea deal

    Here's how the senators who voted to confirm Alexander Acosta are reacting to the labor secretary's role in Jeffrey Epstein's secret plea deal

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    60 senators, including eight Democrats, voted to confirm Alexander Acosta as labor secretary in April 2017.
    INSIDER reached out to the 56 current senators who voted to confirm Acosta, to see how they are reacting to his involvement in a secret plea deal with Jeffrey Epstein during his tenure as a US attorney in Florida.
    While Republican senator Benjamin Sasse expressed criticism of the DOJ's handling of the Epstein case, he did not say whether he feels Acosta should resign.
    Democrats have been vocal in their calls for Acosta to resign from his position as labor secretary.
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  • Here are all the politicians Jeffrey Epstein, the money manager arrested on charges of sex trafficking, has donated to

    Here are all the politicians Jeffrey Epstein, the money manager arrested on charges of sex trafficking, has donated to

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Financier Jeffrey Epstein was an important political donor before he pleaded guilty to charges of felony sexual solicitation of underage girls in Florida in 2008.
    Epstein donated $184,276 to politicians on both sides of the aisle including Chuck Schumer, Bill Clinton , George H.W. Bush , and Bob Dole since 1990, according to the Center for Responsive Politics .
    Three of the public officials - Eliot Spitzer , Bob Packwood , and Bill Clinton - who received donations from Epstein have also faced allegations of sexual misconduct .
    Financier Jeffrey Epstein pleaded not guilty to new charges of...
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  • Sex trafficking hardly ever looks like 'Taken' - it's a subtle 'mental tether' that's shockingly common

    Sex trafficking hardly ever looks like 'Taken' - it's a subtle 'mental tether' that's shockingly common

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Prosecutors in New York recently charged Jeffrey Epstein, the multi-millionaire fund manager with ties to elites across politics, finance, and media, with sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking.
    Epstein had an elite set of friends across finance, politics, and entertainment, but nobody spoke up about his alleged crimes.
    Many believe sex trafficking doesn't occur in the US, but thousands of cases are reported each year .
    Traffickers are deftly able to keep their activities out of the spotlight by creating shadowy networks to transport victims from country to country.
    Some...
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  • The CEO of Victoria's Secret's parent company was one of Jeffrey Epstein's only known clients, and the two were 'close personal friends'

    The CEO of Victoria's Secret's parent company was one of Jeffrey Epstein's only known clients, and the two were 'close personal friends'

    3 monthes ago - By Chron

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    New York-based financier Jeffrey Epstein was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of sex trafficking minors. He pleaded not guilty on July 8.
    Epstein's life has been put under the microscope over the past few days. This has included his relationships with high-profile figures such as President Donald Trump, former President Bill Clinton, and Les Wexner, CEO and founder of Victoria's Secret owner L Brands.
    Wexner was reportedly one of Epstein's first clients and gave him the power of fiduciary over all of his private trusts and foundations. In this lawsuit filed in...
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