Americans are likely to be coveted to their seats in the coming months, as the sordid and salacious saga surrounding Jeffrey Epstein plays out in the mainstream media.
For years internet conspiracy theorists have been attempting to raise the alarm about Epstein, but, given their fringe tactics and lack of credential, the rest of us merely looked on, a bit bemused by the whole thing. After all, these are some of the same people who believe that JFK’s driver turned around and shot the President on that fateful day in Texas, or believe that no planes crashed on 9/11.
Today, however, the curtain has been pulled back, at least a small amount, and the average American news junky is beginning to learn way more than they ever hoped to learn about Jeffrey Epstein.
As the wealthy financier sits in jail awaiting a bail hearing, police are combing through his personal residences, and what they are finding has many scratching their heads.
Federal prosecutors revealed in court on Monday that authorities found “piles of cash,” “dozens of diamonds,” and an expired passport with Jeffrey Epstein’s picture and a fake name during a raid of his Manhattan mansion earlier this month.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex Rossmiller revealed at a bail hearing that the bogus passport, issued in the 1980s, listed a Saudi Arabia residence and has a photo of Epstein but a different name, CBS News’ Cassandra Gauthier reported from the courtroom. Prosecutors also cited a mysterious lack of financial records.
Epstein is currently being charged with child sex trafficking crimes and related conspiracy charges.
The politically-connected power player was convicted of “solicitation” in 2008, and served 13 months of mostly work release – a sweetheart deal that inexcusably understated the severity of his crimes.
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