Court Denies Epstein Bail [Updated]

Jeffrey Epstein’s effort to be released pending trial took a major hit before a court ruled against bail. It was reported earlier that Epstein’s safe in his New York mansion was found with a huge amount of cash, diamonds, and a false passport. Now prosecutors have disclosed that Epstein actually used the passport to travel internationally. This follows a disclosure that Epstein was accused of “improper sexual contact” during his prior criminal sentence. That makes for a bad bail case that is steady getting far worse.

The foreign passport with a fake name was defended by his lawyers as a precaution during foreign travel to hide his Jewish roots and his name from possible terrorists and kidnappers. Yet prosecutors told the court that the passport shows entry and exit stamps.

The passport with the $70,000 in cash and 48 loose diamonds in the safe can easily be construed as an escape package for someone who could spend the rest of his days in jail.

That could easily satisfy a court that Epstein is a flight risk. Most people do not even know how to get a false passport and both the acquisition and use of such a passport for travel would be a crime.

We have also not heard about the pornography found in Epstein’s safe, including pictures thought to be child pornography. Such a find would simplify matters for prosecutors who could face objections tied to the earlier plea bargain. A safe with child porn would offer an easy criminal case unburdened by questions of the statute of limitations or other complications.

Update: Judge Richard Berman specifically noted the statements of two women who alleged that Epstein abused them and that they “feared for their safety.” According, the the 66-year-old Epstein will remain in jail until a verdict and a possible sentence of up to 45 years in prison. That is just on the pending counts. More counts are likely to come.

17 thoughts on “Court Denies Epstein Bail [Updated]”

  1. How about a two and a half year investigation into Trumps relationship to Epstein. Spend another 25 million dollars on this witch hunt.

  2. Looks like the Mossad is sacrificing one of its own to protect the Clintons and other deep state perps. Maybe it’s also taking Ehud Barack out for Bono.

  3. His cell is about 100 sqft. I’m guessing his guest room closets are bigger than that.
    Maybe he will be motivated to urge his lawyers not to dally around for several years while he rots in solitary confinement.

  4. Just an aside. Looks like the Muslims are less anti-semetic than the DNC when it comes to money.

  5. It would be just worth to note, that another risk factor, has been presented to the court ( see link , letter to the judge ). Here I quote ( from the letter ):

    Payments to Potential Witnesses

    In a July 12, 2019 letter, the Government informed the Court that the Government had recently obtained records from a financial institution (“Institution-1”) that appeared to show the defendant had made suspicious payments shortly after the Miami Herald began publishing, on approximately November 28, 2018, a series of articles relating to the defendant, his alleged sexual misconduct, and the circumstances under which he entered into a non-prosecution agreement (“NPA”) with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida in 2007. The same series highlighted the involvement of several of Epstein’s former employees and associates in the alleged sexual abuse. At the Detention Hearing, the Court asked the Government to provide additional information about the individuals to whom these payments appear to have been made.

    To the letter:

    https://www.courthousenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/EpsteinGovtBrief07162019.pdf

    Thanks

  6. Epstein coming down the tracks at him is the motivation behinds this week’s display of distracting Trumpian disgusting demagoguery.

    1. Epstein was a friend of Bill Clinton’s and only tangentially associated with Trump, but partisan Democrats have persuaded themselves that Epstein is a danger to Trump. The constant wishcasting reminds you that the culture of the Democratic Party is completely degenerate.

      1. This is absurd x X says: July 18, 2019 at 1:28 PM

        “…the culture of the Democratic Party is completely degenerate.”

        Untrue and utterly ridiculous.

        1. Oh Really? OK I’ll give your five percent and go along with 95%. Since that’s the number of votes Clinton claimed to have. No way that leftist mind set is any lower as the others are ‘taking a walk’ or already have done so,

  7. Magistrates typically handle bail hearings. A district judge did in this case. Expedites an appeal.

  8. JT: “That could easily satisfy a court that Epstein is a flight risk. Most people do not even know how to get a false passport and both the acquisition and use of such a passport for travel would be a crime.”

    There have been reports that the guy is a spook.

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