BREAKING: Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein Arrested on Sex Trafficking-Related Charges
Jeffrey Epstein, a wealthy, politically connected Florida financier, was arrested in New York on Saturday evening on sex trafficking-related charges, sources tell NBC 4 New York.
Epstein is expected to appear in federal court in Manhattan on Monday, two law enforcement officials said on a condition of anonymity.
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A 2008 deal ended a federal investigation that could have landed Epstein, now 66, in prison for life. Instead, he was allowed to plead guilty to lesser state charges that resulted in a 13-month jail sentence and required financial settlements to dozens of his victims. He also had to register as a sex offender.
According to court documents, at least 40 underage girls were taken to Epstein’s Palm Beach home for sexual encounters. Some of the minors were local while others came from other parts of the world. Female fixers helped find suitable girls.