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Warden at New York jail where financier Epstein died is removed

Warden at New York jail where financier Epstein died is removedU.S. Attorney General William Barr ordered the removal of the warden at the federal jail where financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in an apparent suicide while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, the Justice Department said on Tuesday, after condemning “serious irregularities” at the facility. The New York Times, citing unnamed officials, reported late on Tuesday that the two guards on duty to watch Epstein and other prisoners were asleep for some or all of the three hours that Epstein is believed to have been left alone in his cell without checks. The staff shakeup at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in lower Manhattan announced by the department included temporarily reassigning the warden to another post within the federal Bureau of Prisons, appointing a temporary replacement and placing two corrections officers assigned to Epstein’s unit on administrative leave pending the outcome of investigations.



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The FBI reportedly raided financier Jeffrey Epstein's private island off the coast of St. Thomas, days after he died in an apparent suicide

The FBI reportedly raided financier Jeffrey Epstein's private island off the coast of St. Thomas, days after he died in an apparent suicideFBI agents reportedly raided the private island of the financier Jeffrey Epstein, located off the coast of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands.



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US financier Epstein 'commits suicide' in jail, FBI investigates

US financier Epstein 'commits suicide' in jail, FBI investigatesDisgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein has committed suicide in prison while awaiting trial on charges that he trafficked underage girls for sex, officials and media reported Saturday, sparking an FBI investigation. Epstein, a convicted pedophile who befriended numerous politicians and celebrities over the years, was found unresponsive in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center from “an apparent suicide”, the US Department of Justice said. “The FBI is investigating the incident,” the department said.



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UPDATE 2-Jeffrey Epstein accuser links powerful men to financier -civil court filing

UPDATE 2-Jeffrey Epstein accuser links powerful men to financier -civil court filingA woman who accused Jeffrey Epstein of keeping her as a sex slave said one of the financier’s associates had instructed her to have sex with at least a half-dozen prominent men, according to a court filing unsealed on Friday in a civil lawsuit. The claim by Virginia Giuffre came in a deposition that was included among roughly 2,000 pages of documents related to her defamation lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell, the associate whom Giuffre has said helped Epstein procure girls for sex. Lawyers for Maxwell did not respond to several phone and email requests for comment.



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US slaps Hezbollah financier with prison, $50 mn fine

US slaps Hezbollah financier with prison, $  50 mn fineA Lebanese businessman designated by US authorities as an important financial supporter of Hezbollah was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to forfeit $ 50 million, the Justice Department said Thursday. Kassim Tajideen, 63, pleaded guilty in December to one count of conspiracy to launder money as part of a scheme to evade US sanctions. “His sentencing and the $ 50 million forfeiture in this case are just the latest public examples of the Department of Justice’s ongoing efforts to disrupt and dismantle Hezbollah and its support networks,” said Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski.



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Inside Jeffrey Epstein's press machine: How the financier tried to rehab his image post-conviction with donations and pay-for-play journalism

Inside Jeffrey Epstein's press machine: How the financier tried to rehab his image post-conviction with donations and pay-for-play journalismEpstein spent 13 months in jail after being accused of sexually abusing girls as young as 14 in 2008, but he was able to preserve his reputation.



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Employees on Jeffrey Epstein's private island compound say they had to stay out of sight of the financier and were never allowed in his office

Employees on Jeffrey Epstein's private island compound say they had to stay out of sight of the financier and were never allowed in his officeJeffrey Epstein, who was charged with sex trafficking on Monday, bought Little St. James Island off of St. Thomas more than two decades ago.



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Financier Epstein arrested in U.S. sex trafficking case

Financier Epstein arrested in U.S. sex trafficking caseFinancier Jeffrey Epstein was arrested late on Saturday on suspicion of sex trafficking of underage girls and will appear in federal court in Manhattan on Monday, a source familiar with the matter said, meaning he will face charges similar to those he avoided in a 2007 plea deal. Epstein, 66, was being held in New York City’s Metropolitan Correctional Center, according to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons website.



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U.S. financier Epstein expected to be charged in sex trafficking case -source

U.S. financier Epstein expected to be charged in sex trafficking case -sourceFederal prosecutors in New York on Monday are expected to announce charges against financier Jeffrey Epstein related to sex trafficking of underage girls, a source familiar with the matter said, more than a decade after he avoided similar charges in Florida in a plea deal. Epstein, 66, was arrested www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-justice-epstein/financier-epstein-arrested-in-u-s-sex-trafficking-case-source-idUSKCN1U20IK on Saturday night and could appear in federal court later on Monday to hear the charges. The former hedge fund manager, who is known for socializing with politicians and royalty, first came under investigation in 2005 after police in Palm Beach, Florida received reports that he had sexually abused minors in his mansion there.



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US targets Hezbollah financier with sanctions

US targets Hezbollah financier with sanctionsThe United States levied sanctions Friday against six individuals and seven business with alleged links to Hezbollah financier Adham Tabaja, the White House said. It will be a “very bad day for” Tabaja, said a senior administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity. The Trump White House is keen to signal a tougher stance on Hezbollah and its Iranian backers.



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