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WorldFBI raids Jeffrey Epstein's private island in ongoing probe after his death

18:18  13 august  2019
18:18  13 august  2019 Source:   nydailynews.com

French ministers call for their own investigation into Jeffrey Epstein

French ministers call for their own investigation into Jeffrey Epstein Two French ministers called for an investigation into possible French victims of financier Jeffrey Epstein, saying that U.S. probes into his alleged sex trafficking have indicated links to France. Marlene Schiappa, minister for women’s affairs, and Adrien Taquet, a junior minister for the protection of children, said an investigation was necessary because Epstein’s death means his trial expected next year on charges of molesting teenage girls and sex trafficking will never take place. “The death of Mr. Epstein must not deprive his victims of justice,” the French ministers said in a joint statement.

More than a dozen FBI agents raided Jeffrey Epstein ’ s private island in the Caribbean Monday, proving federal investigators are still fishing for evidence in their sex trafficking probe of the dead degenerate. A local fishing and snorkeling guide said she unwittingly led a group of Texas tourists

Aerial images of Jeffrey Epstein ' s 70-acre private island in the Caribbean. Little St. James Island , one of the properties of financier Jeffrey Epstein , near Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands .

FBI raids Jeffrey Epstein's private island in ongoing probe after his death

More than a dozen FBI agents raided Jeffrey Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean on Monday, proving federal investigators are still fishing for evidence in their sex trafficking probe of the multimillionaire financier.

A local fishing and snorkeling guide said she unwittingly led a group of Texas tourists right to the edge of the dragnet at 10:24 a.m. and saw 15 to 20 agents scouring the convicted pedophile’s personal paradise.

“We were sailing directly into the FBI raid. Officers were everywhere. It was pretty nuts,” Capt. Kelly Quinn with Salty Dog Day Sails told the New York Daily News.

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Little St. James Island , where convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein took some of his victims. Photo: Reuters. Epstein died on Saturday from an apparent suicide in a New York detention centre while awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking charges.

FBI , DOJ and NYPD were seen raiding Jeffrey Epstein ' s US Virgin Island - Little St. James - on Monday morning The raid comes two days after the 66-year-old The home - dubbed 'pedophile island ' and 'orgy island ' - is at the center of an ongoing sex trafficking probe into the criminal financier.

FBI raids Jeffrey Epstein's private island in ongoing probe after his death© ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry shows Jeffrey Epstein. The retail titan behind Victoria's Secret says the financier Jeffrey Epstein misappropriated “vast sums” of his fortune while managing his personal finances. Ohio billionaire Leslie Wexner said in a letter Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 that he recovered “some of the funds” but severed ties with Epstein in 2007 as sexual abuse allegations first surfaced against him in Florida. (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)

She said her charter boat was alone in the cove near Epstein’s multimillion-dollar estate on Little St. James, south of St. Thomas, when she noticed the agents about 150 feet away on the dock.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation agents raided Jeffrey Epstein ’ s personal US Virgin Island on Monday — two days after the alleged child sex trafficker was found dead in his cell. “ FBI agents were seen raiding Jeffrey Epstein ’ s private US Virgin Island , which has been dubbed ‘pedophile island ’

“They had uniforms with FBI in big, bold yellow letters. They were combing the place, getting in golf carts, marching the perimeter, making their rounds, entering buildings,” she said.

Quinn said the agents arrived in Customs and Border Patrol boats and were on a bluff overlooking her curious crew and clients as they took a break from their snorkeling to watch.

“We were the only boat there today. We saw some beautiful fish, swam with turtles and witnessed an FBI raid,” she said. “Everyone was surprised it didn’t happen a lot sooner.”

The raid was a stark reminder that the federal criminal investigation of Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking is far from over, despite his shocking Saturday death by apparent suicide in federal custody.

New evidence recovered from the island compound could be used to charge others in the still unfolding case or as fodder for a civil forfeiture action aimed at seizing the property to provide restitution to his alleged victims.

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A dozen FBI agents raided Jeffrey Epstein ’ s “pedophile island ” on Monday morning, according to Agents arrived on speedboats at the deceased financier’ s private “orgy island ” residence and were On Saturday, Breitbart News reported that Epstein was found dead in his Manhattan jail cell after he

The FBI reportedly raided financier Jeffrey Epstein ' s private island off the coast of St. Thomas, days after FBI agents from New York raided the late financier Jeffrey Epstein ' s private island in the Read more: Why did Jeffrey Epstein build a temple on his private island ? "As we [were] rolling up

After Epstein’s death, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, the chief prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, said his probe of Epstein would continue and underscored the fact the indictment included a conspiracy charge.

Berman’s office had not charged anyone as a co-conspirator, but a highly controversial nonprosecution deal struck between Epstein and federal officials in Florida in 2007 included language saying the agreement extended to four women identified as “potential co-conspirators.”

Epstein, 66, died from his apparent suicide while awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking charges that were outside the scope of his earlier agreement.

His death likely will set the stage for a messy battle over his vast, multimillion-dollar web of international real estate, financial holdings and shadowy shell accounts.

Epstein never married and had no known children. With both parents deceased, his younger brother Mark “Puggy” Epstein, 64, a New York real estate developer, appears to be his most obvious heir.

A man who identified himself as Mark abruptly hung up on the Daily News without commenting Monday.

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Epstein is dead , but prosecutors likely have other targets. According to the U.K. Daily Mail, a large group of FBI agents was spotted disembarking from speed boats during a raid of Epstein ’ s private island The raid comes two days after Epstein was found dead in his jail cell at the Metropolitan

FBI agents were seen raiding Jeffrey Epstein ’ s private US Virgin Island , which has been dubbed ‘pedophile island ’, as the sex trafficking probe around the now deceased billionaire intensifies, as exclusive DailyMailTV footage shows the search being carried out. A large group of FBI officers were

Epstein’s furtive fortune includes a $77 million mansion on New York’s Upper East Side where he allegedly abused girls between 2002 and 2005, many of them in a massage room, federal officials said as they sought to seize the posh pad following his arrest.

He also owned Little St. James in the U.S. Virgin Islands, complete with a deluxe compound, and recently acquired an adjacent island known as Greater St. James.

And Epstein reportedly controlled a New Mexico property named Zorro Ranch previously valued at $12 million, a plush pad in Paris just steps from the Arc de Triomphe and a gated mansion in Palm Beach, Fla.

No wills were immediately filed Monday in either New York, Florida or the Virgin Islands, court clerks told the Daily News.

If prosecutors decide to file lawsuits to seize Epstein’s luxury properties through civil forfeiture proceedings, it’s possible they could acquire the holdings through a judge’s order or a trial and liquidate the property to form a victims’ restitution fund, Sharon Cohen Levin, a former federal prosecutor with the Southern District of New York, told the Daily News.

“I can’t imagine a scenario where prosecutors are not considering the prospect of using forfeiture as a means of providing victim compensation,” Levin said.

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FBI agents descended on Jeffrey Epstein ’ s private Virgin Island on Monday, searching the expansive property as part of the investigation into the financier and convicted pedophile who just committed suicide in his jail cell. Multiple outlets reported Monday that FBI and CBP agents, as well as members

There are photos galore of the raid in progress over at the Daily Mail, although It’s not like there’s a criminal trial to prepare for anymore, after all. Just give the island the “Al Capone’s But seriously, what's up with this weird temple thing on Jeffrey Epstein ' s private island ? pic.twitter.com/njxfg2HahN.

To succeed, prosecutors would have to file a complaint against each targeted asset, provide notice to anyone with legal interest in the property and ultimately prove it was somehow used in furtherance of a crime, she said.

For example, federal prosecutors could bring a civil forfeiture action against Epstein’s mansion on East 71st Street and lay out in the complaint what crimes they believe were committed at the seven-story mansion and their basis for believing it was used to facilitate the illegal activity, she told the Daily News.

Likely evidence would be the trove of nude photographs depicting underage girls that FBI agents allegedly recovered from a safe in the mansion.

“If there’s a strong criminal case, these cases are generally easy to prove. It’s the same evidence that the government was going to present at trial,” she said.

“So we still might get a trial. The difference now is that instead of having to prove beyond a reasonable doubt, the government has to prove a preponderance,” a lower threshold that finds something is more likely to have occurred than not, she said.

She said prosecutors could go after Epstein’s properties in Paris and the U.S. Virgin Islands if they have the evidence to back up their claims.

“Those are jurisdictions with strong diplomatic ties. The U.S. Virgin Islands would not be problematic,” she said.

At least one lawyer for several alleged victims has called for an immediate freezing of Epstein’s assets.

“Jeffrey Epstein hurt dozens if not hundreds of girls and women. His estate now has the chance to do the right thing and provide for his victims by freezing his assets, allowing all of them to come forward and present claims, and compensate them for the devastation this predator caused to their lives,” lawyer Lisa Bloom told the Daily News on Monday.

“If the estate does not choose to do so, we will fight for our clients’ right for respect,” she said.

“I am in favor of any and all efforts to get justice for the victims. But normally a civil lawsuit results in far larger amounts than restitution in criminal cases. And the victim has complete control of her own civil case,” Bloom added.

Beyond civil claims, it’s also possible the estate will face dueling probate claims involving upstart heirs seeking a cut of the depraved financier’s fortune.

With that in mind, a company called Morse Genealogical Services posted a website, EpsteinHeirs.com, to solicit possible blood relatives.

“If you believe you may have given birth to a child fathered by the late Jeffrey Epstein who recently committed suicide, or that he may have been your biological father, please contact us immediately, without delay!!” the website reads.


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