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CrimeJailed financier Epstein seeks to be released under house arrest

19:35  11 july  2019
19:35  11 july  2019 Source:   reuters.com

U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein charged with sex trafficking

U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein charged with sex trafficking PEOPLE-JEFFREY EPSTEIN/ (UPDATE 1, PIX):UPDATE 1-U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein charged with sex trafficking

Epstein 's arrest , first reported by The Daily Beast, comes amid renewed scrutiny of a once-secret plea deal that Averting a possible life sentence, Epstein was instead sentenced to 13 months in jail . Ben Sasse released a statement Saturday calling for Epstein to be held without bail pending trial.

Epstein 's arrest , first reported by The Daily Beast, comes amid renewed scrutiny of a Acosta has defended the plea deal as appropriate under the circumstances, though the White House said in U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse released a statement Saturday calling for Epstein to be held without bail

Jailed financier Epstein seeks to be released under house arrest © Elizabeth Williams via AP In this courtroom artist's sketch, defendant Jeffrey Epstein, center, listens as Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex Rossmiller, right, addresses the court during Epstein's arraignment, Monday, July 8, 2019 in New York.

July 11 (Reuters) - American financier Jeffrey Epstein on Thursday asked a federal judge to let him out of jail and allow him to remain under house arrest as he awaits trial on charges of sex trafficking underage girls.

In a filing in federal court in Manhattan, Epstein's lawyers argued that home confinement, along with electronic monitoring, surveillance and a bond secured by a mortgage on his $77 million Manhattan mansion would be enough to ensure that he does not flee the country.

(Reporting By Brendan Pierson in New York)

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Financier Jeffrey Epstein to remain jailed until sex trafficking trial.
American financier Jeffrey Epstein will remain behind bars while he awaits trial on charges of sex trafficking dozens of underage girls, a U.S. judge ruled on Thursday. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman announced his decision at a hearing in federal court in Manhattan, rejecting Epstein's request to stay under house arrest in his New York mansion valued at $77 million. Epstein has pleaded not guilty. The money manager's social circle over the years has included Donald Trump before he became U.S. president, former President Bill Clinton and Britain's Prince Andrew.

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