It's all eyes on Jeffery Epstein as he faces wrath of the law

The last time this super-rich New York financier was caught preying on underaged girls he got off lightly, writes Nadine Dreyer. Now Jeffery Epstein, ex-friend of Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, faces the full wrath of the law

14 July 2019 - 00:00 By NADINE DREYER

If we were to compile a profile of the stereotypical billionaire with a limitless sense of entitlement, Jeffrey Epstein would be it. Last Saturday he was arrested for child-sex trafficking when returning from a trip to Paris. "Epstein is accustomed to having an entourage meet his private jet at the airport; he's just not used to it being made up of FBI agents," noted The Atlantic.

The 66-year-old Epstein is a former hedge-fund manager who started on Wall Street and amassed a vast fortune. An inventory of his possessions includes a seven-storey stone townhouse that is considered the largest private residence in Manhattan (apparently with heated sidewalks). He owns a ranch in New Mexico, an island called Little St James in the US Virgin Islands, a palatial home in Palm Beach, Florida, and a Gulfstream jet...

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