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Epstein's accusers urge U.S. judge to keep him jailed until sex trafficking trial

Jul 15 2019

NEW YORK Two women who say they are victims of sexual misconduct by American financier Jeffrey Epstein on Monday urged a U.S. judge to keep him in jail while he awaits trial on charges of sex trafficking dozens of underage girls. | Video

Epstein sought to pay off potential witnesses, U.S. prosecutors say

Jul 12 2019

NEW YORK Jailed American financier Jeffrey Epstein made payments to two potential witnesses seeking to influence them in the child sex trafficking case against him late last year, prosecutors said late on Friday.

Jailed financier Epstein seeks house arrest in Manhattan mansion

Jul 11 2019

NEW YORK American financier Jeffrey Epstein on Thursday asked a federal judge to let him out of jail and allow him to remain under house arrest in his Manhattan mansion while he awaits trial on charges of sex trafficking underage girls.

U.S. wants 'El Chapo' in prison for life, after he hears from murder plot victim

Jul 11 2019

NEW YORK U.S. prosecutors said they want the Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to spend the rest of his life - plus 30 years - in prison, after he hears from a victim who survived one of his murder plots.

Ex-Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein gets approval for new lawyers in rape case

Jul 11 2019

NEW YORK Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein got approval from a New York judge to hire a new legal team two months before his scheduled rape trial. | Video

Financier Epstein goes from luxury life to confined jail cell after sex trafficking charges

Jul 10 2019

NEW YORK Wealthy American financier Jeffrey Epstein, charged with sex trafficking in underage girls, is now confined to a cell in a fortress-like concrete tower jail that has been criticized by inmates and lawyers for harsh conditions. | Video

Jury finds Platinum Partners founder guilty in fraud trial

Jul 09 2019

NEW YORK Mark Nordlicht, the founder of defunct hedge fund firm Platinum Partners, was found guilty on Tuesday of defrauding bondholders of an oil exploration company Platinum controlled, but cleared of charges he defrauded investors in Platinum's hedge funds.

Jury finds Platinum Partners founder guilty in fraud trial

Jul 09 2019

NEW YORK, July 9 Mark Nordlicht, the founder of defunct hedge fund firm Platinum Partners, was found guilty on Tuesday of defrauding bondholders of an oil exploration company Platinum controlled, but cleared of charges that he defrauded investors in Platinum's hedge funds.

Financier Epstein pleads not guilty to sex trafficking charges involving girls

Jul 09 2019

NEW YORK American financier Jeffrey Epstein pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of sex trafficking as prosecutors accused him of luring dozens of girls as young as 14 to his luxury homes in New York and Florida and paying them for sex acts. | Video

Financier Epstein arrested in U.S. sex trafficking case

Jul 07 2019

NEW YORK Financier Jeffrey Epstein was arrested late on Saturday on suspicion of sex trafficking of underage girls and will appear in federal court in Manhattan on Monday, a source familiar with the matter said, meaning he will face charges similar to those he avoided in a 2007 plea deal. | Video

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