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

05:25  13 august  2019
05:25  13 august  2019 Source:   nydailynews.com

FBI agents swarm Jeffrey Epstein's private Caribbean island

FBI agents swarm Jeffrey Epstein's private Caribbean island "We were just trying to look at pretty fish and here we are in the middle of an FBI raid," Kelly Quinn, the owner of Salty Dog Day Sails, said.

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

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NEW YORK — 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.

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Even in death , Jeffrey Epstein continues to confound the authorities. According to the Daily Mail, FBI agents were spotted raiding the deceased pedophile/financier' s private island in the US Virgin Islands , Little St. James - or "Pedophile Island ", as it' s become known. The Daily Mail captured

Epstein was found unresponsive in his cell Saturday morning. Before his legal troubles, Epstein led a life of extraordinary luxury that drew powerful people into his orbit. He socialized with princes and presidents and lived on a 100-acre private island in the Caribbean and one of the biggest mansions

“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.

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.

“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.

FBI raids Jeffrey Epstein's private island in ongoing probe after his death© Emily Michot/Miami Herald/TNS Jeffrey Epstein's home sits on the island of Little St. James in the U.S. Virgin Islands. More than a dozen FBI agents raided Epstein's island Monday after his death. 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.

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FBI agents have raided the island of Little St. James, property of the financier Jeffrey Epstein , two days after his death inside a New York jail. Epstein bought the 71.5-acre island in 1998 for .95 million, and allegedly used it for sex parties involving underage girls and rich and powerful guests for

FBI agents have raided the home of billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein in the US Virgin Islands , dubbed 'pedophile island ,' as the sex trafficking probe intensifies following his apparent suicide in a Manhattan prison facility.

“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.

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.”

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Investigations into Epstein ’ s death to ask why he was taken off suicide watch as autopsy is carried out. Epstein was found dead about 24 hours after court documents in a related case shed new light on his Epstein , who owned a Caribbean island , a private jet and who traveled abroad frequently

Multi-millionaire pedophile and convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his jail cell after being taken off suicide watch. This followed an assault as well as Epstein telling guards that he believed someone was trying to kill him.

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.

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.

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Prosecutors Now Turning Attention To Jeffrey Epstein’s Alleged Co-Conspirators Shock is giving way to anger following the death of Jeffrey Epstein. © Provided by CBS Local, a division of CBS Radio IncThe accused pedophile apparently committed suicide inside his jail cell in New York. Prosecutors say they will continue to investigate the Palm Beach financier’s alleged crimes despite his death. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Epstein, 66, had been in federal custody since he was arrested July 6th on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges.

US federal investigators have launched a probe into the death of financier Jeffrey Epstein , following his apparent suicide in his prison cell. Epstein , who was accused of orchestrating a sex trafficking ring and sexually abusing dozens of underage girls

FBI Agents Raid Jeffrey Epstein ’ s ‘Pedophile Island ’. (TMU) — Accused child sex trafficker and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein ’ s private island was the subject of a Epstein ’ s death came barely two weeks after he was discovered in a fetal position with marks around his neck in his cell

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.

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.

Broken Bones Found In Autopsy Raises New Questions In Epstein Death

Broken Bones Found In Autopsy Raises New Questions In Epstein Death NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- An autopsy found that Jeffrey Epstein "sustained multiple breaks in his neck bones", the Washington Post reports, raising more questions surrounding the circumstances of his death. The hyoid bone was among the bones broken in found in Epstein's neck, which in men, is located near the Adam's apple. Experts told the Post that this sort of break is more common in victims of homicide by strangulation. Epstein, 66, was found dead in his cell in the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center on Saturday. Attorney General William P. Barr, described his death as an "apparent suicide.

(Zero Hedge) Update: The FBI is opening an investigation into Epstein ' s death according to media reports. Jeffrey Epstein ’ s victims deserved to see him found guilty in a court of law & deserved for his case to be While prosecutors claimed that Epstein owns two private jets, the registered sex

Dozens of FBI agents swarmed billionaire Jeffrey Epstein ’ s private “Pedophile Island ” just days after he was found dead in his jail cell under suspicious circumstances. FBI officers were seen riding boats and driving golf carts around Epstein ’ s Little St. James on Monday, one of his private estates in the

“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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(Shant Shahrigian contributed to this story.)

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Trump defends sharing Clinton-Epstein conspiracy theory.
President Trump been criticized for promulgating the unfounded theory that the Clintons had a hand in Epstein’s death. Trump said Tuesday he had “no idea” whether the couple played a role in the high-profile prisoner’s demise and accused Bill Clinton of lying about the extent of his air travel on Epstein’s planes. “I know he was on his plane 27 times, and he said he was on the plane four times,” Trump said. “But when they checked the plane logs, Bill Clinton — who was a very good friend of Epstein — he was on the plane about 27 or 28 times.

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