FBI Investigating Epstein's Death in Manhattan Jail Cell

Bessie Dean
August 11, 2019

The officials told NBC News he was found at 7:30 E.T. Saturday and that he hanged himself.

Epstein was transported by EMS to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

Federal authorities say the FBI is investigating the "apparent suicide" of the financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Under a 2008 non-prosecution agreement, Epstein pleaded guilty to state charges in Florida of solicitation of prostitution involving a minor and another similar prostitution charge.

'President Clinton knows nothing about the awful crimes Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he has been recently charged in NY, ' a statement released by his office read. He had pleaded not guilty to the charges against him and was not expected to face trial until June of next year.

"Mr. Epstein's death raises serious questions that must be answered", Attorney General William Barr said in a statement.

Barr has ordered the inspector general to open an investigation into the death.

The unsealed documents, among the largest collection to be released in the 13 years since Epstein's case began, offered details of how Epstein trafficked teenage girls as young as 14-years-old, as well as the key role Maxwell had in helping him, the Miami Herald reported.

Lawyer Alan Dershowitz and Britain's Prince Andrew were among those whose names officially surfaced Friday after a trove of documents were released in a case with strong ties to disgraced financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

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Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier also called for an investigation into Epstein's death on Saturday.

But Epstein also enjoyed surrounding himself with women much younger than he, including Russian models who attended his cocktail parties and attractive women he flew aboard his plane, according to the Vanity Fair profile. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta resigned last month after coming under fire for overseeing that deal when he was USA attorney in Miami.

Other politicians have also weighed in on Epstein's death, including Sen. "They'll now be converted into an action against the estate of Jeffrey Epstein".

"Epstein intentionally sought out minors and knew that many of his victims were in fact under the age of eighteen", prosecutors alleged.

Geoffrey S. Berman, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY, said the investigation into Epstein's sec trafficking case will continue.

Another accuser, Jennifer Araoz, who came forward after the new charges were filed, said she was angered by Epstein's suicide.

"His money, his power and his connections can shield him no longer", the editorial concluded, imploring federal prosecutors to continue investigating the case and to "(f) ind the truth, all of it".

"The victims deserved to see Epstein held accountable, and he owed it to everyone he hurt to accept responsibility for all of the pain he caused", Edwards said. "We're just getting started", she wrote.

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