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AP Exclusive: Feds plan to move Epstein warden to prison job

AP Exclusive: Feds plan to move Epstein warden to prison jobThe warden in charge when Jeffrey Epstein ended his life in his jail cell is being moved to a leadership position at another federal correctional facility, putting him back in the field with inmates despite an ongoing investigation into the financier’s death, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. The federal Bureau of Prisons is planning to move Lamine N’Diaye to the role at FCI Fort Dix, a low-security prison in Burlington County, New Jersey, the people said. The move comes months after Attorney General William Barr ordered N’Diaye be reassigned to a desk post at the Bureau of Prisons’ regional office in Pennsylvania after Epstein’s death as the FBI and the Justice Department’s inspector general investigated.



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Ghislaine Maxwell: Hackers 'breached' computer belonging to Jeffrey Epstein associate, attorney says

Ghislaine Maxwell: Hackers 'breached' computer belonging to Jeffrey Epstein associate, attorney saysLawyers for the woman accused of procuring underage girls to have sex with Jeffrey Epstein told a judge that hackers “breached” her computer after a court failed to redact her email address in filings it released last year.Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyer Ty Gee said in a December letter to Judge Loretta A Preska that, “despite the Second Circuit’s best efforts, it made serious mistakes” when redacting thousands of pages of records associated with a defamation lawsuit filed by one of Epstein’s accusers, Virginia Giuffre.



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Sealed Epstein Docs Name ‘Persons of Means’ in Sex Abuse Case

Sealed Epstein Docs Name ‘Persons of Means’ in Sex Abuse CaseA federal court in New York is preparing to release more sealed documents in a 2015 defamation suit filed by Virginia Giuffre, a victim of dead sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, against his alleged madam, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell.But first, the court will conduct an individualized review of the pleadings that would give attorneys for Maxwell, Giuffre, and mysterious parties identified as John Does 1 and 2, the opportunity to weigh countervailing factors, such as privacy, that would limit public access.As part of the review process, other secret “non-parties” to the case who are named in the documents—including other alleged victims, and people accused of having sex with Giuffre—will need to be notified ahead of the unsealing and have the option to object. After those objections are filed, legal teams for Maxwell and Giuffre will have a chance to file their own oppositions.Epstein Used Database to Track ‘Numerous’ Underage Girls ‘Held Captive’ at His Virgins Islands Hideaway: SuitOn Thursday, U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska suggested reviewing the sealed motions in the now-settled case on a rolling basis, in groups of five.Maxwell’s lawyer, Laura Menninger, told the court that some of the non-parties are “persons of means or otherwise have counsel,” while “others live outside of the country or don’t have means” to enlist counsel to file their objections under seal. Menninger asked for “alternatives” to submit their objections via letter.Meanwhile, Sigrid McCawley, Giuffre’s attorney, expressed concerns over a document dump that would portray Giuffre in a bad light. She said the only pleadings Maxwell has agreed to unseal are those that “would be negative to my client.”McCawley said it would be unfair to release those documents—which wouldn’t need review because there’s no countervailing interests—without other sealed court papers that would perhaps paint a fuller picture of the case. But Judge Preska disagreed, saying there would be “no justification to withholding the documents” from the public.After the proceeding, Menninger ducked into an elevator, avoiding questions from a Daily Beast reporter who asked whether she’d seen or heard from Maxwell. Since Epstein’s arrest in July 2019, Maxwell has disappeared from the public eye.“Virginia is very pleased that this process is starting and that the court is taking seriously the release of these documents,” McCawley told reporters outside the federal courthouse. “It’s always been her position that there should be public access to these documents as we’ve seen as recently as yesterday in the U.S. Virgin Islands. They filed a complaint outlining this over-20-year history of [Epstein’s] sexual abuse of young females.”As The Daily Beast reported, the attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands filed a lawsuit on Wednesday that accuses Epstein and his inner circle of trafficking girls as young as 11 years old, as recently as 2018.“It’s been Virginia’s mission to expose that abuse, and we’re hopeful that through the court’s review process that will occur and these documents will get released,” McCawley said, adding that the Virgin Islands case highlights that Epstein’s sexual abuse of girls “was going on all over the world, for many, many years.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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FBI Investigating Ghislaine Maxwell’s Links to Epstein, Says Report

FBI Investigating Ghislaine Maxwell’s Links to Epstein, Says ReportGhislaine Maxwell’s disappearance in the wake of Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide has been one of the most mysterious elements of the entire scandal. Now the FBI has reportedly launched a search for answers.Reuters news agency reported Friday that Maxwell is the main focus of an investigation into people who may have helped facilitate Epstein’s alleged sex-trafficking operation. Maxwell, 58, was once Epstein’s girlfriend and became a key member of his inner circle, with the dead sex offender describing her in 2003 as his “best friend.”Maxwell has rarely been seen in public since 2016, and hasn’t been spotted at all since Epstein was charged with sex trafficking in July. Her whereabouts have been a matter of intense speculation since Epstein killed himself inside his jail cell in August. The Washington Post reported that she may have been living in a mansion Massachusetts, whereas British tabloid The Sun is offering a $ 13,000 reward for information.Jeffrey Epstein ‘Friend’ Ghislaine Maxwell Has More Skeletons in Her Family Closet Than a House of HorrorsTwo law-enforcement officials told Reuters that Maxwell is the principal focus of the FBI’s investigation, but it’s also seeking information on a wider range of “people who facilitated” Epstein’s actions. The sources are said to have told Reuters that the FBI is following up on leads received from women who contacted a hotline set up after Epstein’s arrest.Reuters reports the sources refused to identify any other people the FBI is investigating, but they did say that there are no current plans to interview Britain’s Prince Andrew. The prince was a friend of Epstein’s who was forced to step down from his public duties in November because of what he admitted was an “ill-judged” relationship. The sources said Andrew is not considered to have facilitated Epstein, but they didn’t rule out the possibility that the FBI would ask to interview Andrew at a later date.Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Madam’ Ghislaine Maxwell Spotted at In-N-Out BurgerThe FBI and Maxwell refused to comment on the Reuters story, while a spokesperson for the British royal family said that whether the agency interviewed Andrew was “a matter for the FBI.”Virginia Roberts Giuffre, one of Epstein’s alleged victims who was infamously pictured with Andrew, has said in court filings that Maxwell was responsible for bringing her into Epstein’s proximity, after which she claims he forced her to have sex with him and his friends, including Andrew. A number of Epstein’s alleged victims have said Maxwell lured them into his world to be sexually abused by him and connections.Giuffre told Dateline NBC earlier this year: “I get approached by this beautiful, well-spoken, well-mannered woman with an English accent… She told me her name was Ghislaine Maxwell, and she said ‘I know this older gentleman who’s looking for a traveling masseuse. He’s super rich, he flies around everywhere. If you want, you can come by for an interview.’”Giuffre said even after Maxwell ordered her to perform sex acts on Epstein during their first meeting, she went back again because they’d promised they could help her become a professional masseuse.Maxwell has denied Giuffre’s allegations, and the FBI hasn’t accused Maxwell of any form of wrongdoing.Prince Andrew denies ever meeting Giuffre.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein Associate, under FBI Investigation

Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein Associate, under FBI InvestigationReuters reports that the FBI has opened an investigation into several associates of late billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, including his longtime friend Ghislaine Maxwell, who is accused of being complicit in the financier's underage-sex trafficking ring.Maxwell, 58, is a former girlfriend of the wealthy financier who remained in his circle and is accused by multiple women of helping Epstein find underage girls to have sex with. The British socialite has not been criminally charged, and she has denied all allegations.One of Epstein's accusers, Virginia Giuffre, has alleged in a civil lawsuit that Maxwell lured her to the billionaire financier and forced her to have sex with Epstein as well as British Prince Andrew.The British royal family said any interview with Prince Andrew would be “a matter for the FBI.”Epstein, 66, was found dead by apparent suicide in his Manhattan jail cell in August, shortly after he was arrested and charged with sex trafficking underage girls as young as 14 from 2002 to 2005. His death sparked a Justice Department investigation and came a day after court documents were unsealed detailing the allegations against billionaire. Epstein had pleaded not guilty to the charges against him before his death.“Any co-conspirators should not rest easy,” Attorney General William Barr said in August of the ongoing investigation.Maxwell, the daughter of late British media heavyweight Robert Maxwell, has been spotted in various locations since Epstein's death, including a Los Angeles shopping mall.



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House asks for documents in Epstein probe from DOJ

House asks for documents in Epstein probe from DOJHouse Democrats asked for documents from federal prosecutors and Florida law enforcement officials on Friday as part of a probe into how financier Jeffrey Epstein received a secret plea deal more than a decade ago after he was accused of molesting underage girls. The House Committee on Oversight and Reform sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, asking for all emails about the plea deal and how victims should have been notified. Earlier this year, a federal judge ruled Epstein’s victims should have been consulted under federal law about the deal.



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Jeffrey Epstein death memes and conspiracy theories are everywhere. This is why they're so popular.

Jeffrey Epstein death memes and conspiracy theories are everywhere. This is why they're so popular.The theory that Jeffrey Epstein was murdered is widespread and pervasive. Its popularity illustrates our growing distrust in public institutions.



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Bill Gates addressed his multiple meetings with Jeffrey Epstein: 'I made a mistake in judgment'

Bill Gates addressed his multiple meetings with Jeffrey Epstein: 'I made a mistake in judgment'Bill Gates addressed his ties to Jeffrey Epstein Wednesday, saying that he "made a mistake in judgement" by associating with the convicted sex offender.



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An ABC News anchor was caught on a hot mic saying that the network killed her Epstein exposé in 2015 and that she thinks the sex offender was '100%' murdered

An ABC News anchor was caught on a hot mic saying that the network killed her Epstein exposé in 2015 and that she thinks the sex offender was '100%' murderedThe video, which seemed to be shot between news segments in August, was leaked to the right-wing organization Project Veritas and published Tuesday.



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Anchor says Buckingham Palace pressure killed ABC's story on Epstein

Anchor says Buckingham Palace pressure killed ABC's story on EpsteinIn a leaked video released Tuesday, ABC News anchor Amy Robach said the network killed her story on wealthy pedophile Jeffrey Epstein under pressure from the British royal family.



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