Latest Jeffrey Epstein News

Epstein may have gamed the system from beyond the grave

Aug. 22, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The will that Jeffrey Epstein signed just two days before his jailhouse suicide puts more than $577 million in assets into a trust fund that could make it more difficult for his dozens of accusers to collect damages. Estate lawyers and other experts say prying open the trust...

2 top researchers quitting MIT Media Lab over Epstein ties

Aug. 21, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Two prominent researchers are quitting MIT's Media Lab over revelations that the famed technology research hub and its director took money from Jeffrey Epstein after he'd served time for sex offenses involving girls and young women. Ethan Zuckerman, director of the lab's Center for...

Judge tells jail to improve conditions for Epstein cellmate

Aug. 21, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A judge ordered a federal jail on Wednesday to improve housing conditions for one of Jeffrey Epstein's former cellmates, who wanted to be moved out of the lockup because he feared retaliation by guards. Nicholas Tartaglione, a former police officer awaiting trial in a quadruple...

Suspect in huge Capital One breach seeks release from jail

Aug. 20, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Lawyers for a transgender woman charged in a massive data breach at Capital One asked a judge Tuesday to release her from federal custody, saying that for her to remain jailed with men is a serious threat to her mental health. Paige Thompson, a talented computer programmer from Seattle who...

Coroner: Leader of large organic food scheme dies by suicide

Aug. 20, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Missouri farmer blamed for running the largest organic food fraud scheme in U.S. history has died by suicide, weeks before he was to report to federal prison to begin serving a 10-year term, a coroner said Tuesday. Police officers found Randy Constant dead in a vehicle in his...

3 women sue Epstein's estate, citing rape, other sex acts

Aug. 20, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three women filed lawsuits Tuesday accusing Jeffrey Epstein of raping them or subjecting them to other forced sex acts, including one case while he was serving a Florida jail sentence that allowed him out to work during the day. The lawsuits in Manhattan federal court were filed on behalf...

Records: Epstein signed will 2 days before jailhouse suicide

Aug. 20, 2019 7:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein signed a will just two days before he killed himself in jail, new court records show, opening a new legal front in what could be a long battle over the financier's fortune. Court papers filed last week in the U.S. Virgin Islands list no details of beneficiaries but valued...

US prisons chief removed from position after Epstein's death

Aug. 19, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr removed the acting director of the Bureau of Prisons from his position Monday, more than a week after millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life while in federal custody. Hugh Hurwitz's reassignment comes amid mounting evidence that guards at the...

Early Epstein accuser: Police could have stopped him in 1997

Aug. 19, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — More than two decades before Jeffrey Epstein took his own life, a woman went into a California police station and filed one of the earliest sex-crime complaints against him: that he groped her during what she thought was a modeling interview for the Victoria's Secret catalog....

Prince Andrew rejects involvement in Epstein sex scandal

Aug. 19, 2019 5:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince Andrew has rejected renewed suggestions he may have been involved in the alleged sex crimes of his one-time friend Jeffrey Epstein. Andrew says in a statement released by Buckingham Palace that he "has been appalled by the recent reports of Jeffrey Epstein's alleged crimes....