The descriptions of Jeffrey Epstein ran from a multimillionaire man of mystery to convicted pedophile.
Two women who say they were sexually abused by multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein confronted him in Manhattan federal court Monday, arguing in the final moments of a two-hour hearing against granting him bail in a sex trafficking case because, as one put it, "he's a scary person to have walking the streets."
Federal prosecutors in New York accused Jeffrey Epstein, the multimillionaire charged with sex trafficking, of possible witness tampering, saying in a court filing Friday he made $350,000 in payments to two possible co-conspirators after a series of newspaper stories alleged he sexually abused dozens of girls.
Not long after a 14-year-old girl reported Jeffery Epstein to authorities in 2005, she says she received a warning from someone who claimed to be in contact with the well-connected financier.
One girl says she celebrated her 16th birthday with multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein during the time he was sexually abusing her.
A day after his labor secretary convened a news conference defending himself against accusations of prosecutorial malfeasance, President Donald Trump is questioning whether Alex Acosta's efforts were sufficient in quieting the uproar, people familiar with the matter said.
Lawyers for Jeffrey Epstein proposed a bail package on Thursday that would allow the multimillionaire alleged sex trafficker to remain out of jail pending trial and live instead in home detention at his Upper East Side mansion, one of the largest residences in Manhattan and valued at $77 million, according to court documents.
Labor Secretary Alex Acosta maintained Wednesday he secured the best deal he could when he helped prosecute financier Jeffrey Epstein for sex crimes a decade ago, but acknowledged the terms look lenient with the passage of time.
"I was terrified and I was telling him to stop, please stop."
House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings wants Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to testify at a hearing later in the month on his handling more than a decade ago of a plea deal for multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein who now faces new charges in New York for human trafficking.
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said Tuesday that his committee will "carefully" consider opening an investigation into the 2008 non-prosecution deal that Labor Secretary Alex Acosta -- then the US attorney in Miami -- struck with multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein.
As part of multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein's so-called "deal of a lifetime," he was required to register as a sex offender in states where he lived, including in New York.
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Labor Secretary Alex Acosta has been "excellent" and a "very good Secretary of Labor," but as for the labor secretary's future in light of charges filed against Jeffrey Epstein, Trump would only say that the White House would be looking at his role in the 2008 case "very closely."
Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, who as US Attorney in Miami oversaw a 2008 plea deal with Jeffrey Epstein, defended on Tuesday his handling of the case and tweeted he is pleased "prosecutors are moving forward."
Top congressional Democrats are calling for Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to resign over his handling more than a decade ago of a plea deal for multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein amid a debate on Capitol Hill over whether Congress should investigate the agreement.
The sex trafficking indictment against multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein dates to incidents between 2002 and 2005 and contains allegations that have been public for more than a decade.
A new state law in New York could give Jeffrey Epstein's alleged victims more opportunities to seek justice.
Former President Bill Clinton's spokesman said Monday that Clinton "knows nothing" about Jeffrey Epstein's "terrible crimes," after the multi-millionaire was accused by federal prosecutors of running a sex trafficking ring where he paid girls as young as 14 to have sex with him.
Federal prosecutors in New York unsealed a criminal indictment Monday charging multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein with having operated a sex trafficking ring in which he sexually abused dozens of underage girls, allegations that have circulated around the politically connected businessman for years.
Florida-based billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has been indicted on new charges related to alleged sex crimes involving minors, law enforcement sources told CNN on Saturday.
When he was a US attorney in Florida, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta gave accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein the "deal of a lifetime," the Miami Herald reported Wednesday.
Jewish groups from both parties slam 'offensive' decision to have Messianic Jewish minister at Pence
Jewish leaders from both political parties said Tuesday that it was "offensive" and "disappointing" to have a Messianic Jewish minister open a campaign event attended by Vice President Mike Pence on Monday.