Accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein is looking to be granted bail in a New York courtroom this week and prosecutors are looking to make sure he doesn't get it.
Prosecutor's revealed that Epstein kept an expired passport issued by a foreign country in the name of another person in a safe, along with piles of cash and dozens of diamonds during a hearing on whether the sex offender should be granted bail.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex Rossmiller said the feds had learned of the contents of the safe in Epstein’s Upper East Side mansion hours before the hearing in Manhattan Federal Court. Rossmiller cited the passport issued in the 1980s, which listed a residence in Saudi Arabia and featured Epstein’s photo along with a different name, as another example of why he should remain locked up while awaiting trial for alleged sex trafficking of underage girls.
Two women who said Mr. Epstein had abused them bolstered the government’s argument, urging the judge to deny him bail.
Judge Richard Berman will rule Thursday whether to grant Epstein bail. The judge noted during the two-hour hearing that studies have shown sex offenders are particularly prone to re-offend.
Source: New York Times
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