Epstein financiers facilitated forced marriages, says prosecutor


Epstein, in a 2019 photo after being arrested in New York Image: Reuters via BBC

Executors of Jeffrey Epsetin’s estate were accused by the US Virgin Islands attorney general, Denise George, of facilitating the enticement scheme for victims who were forced to marry to secure their immigration into the country under the sexual exploitation scheme. commanded by the millionaire.

Darren Indyke and Richard Kahn are called “captains” by the prosecutor for helping Epstein recruit teenagers and forcing them to marry other victims in order to have the situation legalized in the country. The information is from the “New York Post” newspaper.

Epstein was indicted in July 2019 in the United States for organizing a network that sexually exploited girls between 2002 and 2005. He committed suicide in prison in New York in 2019, about a month after he was arrested.

In a statement, the funders’ defense denied the charge. “Darren Indyke and Richard Kahn categorically reject allegations of misconduct made by the Attorney General of the Virgin Islands. The facts are clear: neither Mr. Indyke nor Mr. Kahn had any involvement in any misconduct by Mr. Epstein in any moment, “says the statement from Daniel Weiner, a lawyer for the co-executors.

According to the prosecutor, the duo was responsible for hiding Epstein’s business from banks and federal authorities. In the scheme, more than 140 bank accounts were identified, in which the two reportedly channeled millions of dollars to pay for apartments, visas, monthly fees and “massages”, which was a code for sex, according to the lawsuit.

The attorney general’s office also identified repeated transfers from an Indyke-controlled account to Epstein through small withdrawals. Over an eight-month period in 2018, 97 separate withdrawals of $ 1,000 each were made from an ATM “just a short walk” from Indyke’s law firm, according to the complaint.

In addition, Epstein’s consultancy Southern Trust Co. is cited in the complaint as the main source of funds for the trafficking scheme. Indyke and Kahn allegedly controlled the day-to-day activities of the Southern Trust.

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