Wealthy sex offender Jeffrey Epstein will have to wait out a sex trafficking trial from a jail cell after a federal judge in NY ruled Thursday against his request for release on bail. "I doubt that any bail package can overcome a danger to the community".
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Unusual details about the personal life and habits of Jeffrey Epstein have emerged, as he remains jailed without bond facing federal sex trafficking charges.
Mr Trump said he had not spoken to Mr Epstein for 15 years.
The footage was recorded more than ten years before Epstein would plead guilty to felony prostitution charges in Florida.
Prosecutors labeled Epstein an "extraordinary" flight risk ― he owns several properties and a private plane ― as they urged the judge on Monday to keep him behind bars. All of those developments, prosecutors have argued over the course of two bail hearings and multiple court filings, make Epstein unfit for release.
U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman announced the decision at a hearing, siding with prosecutors after they and defense attorneys traded arguments for more than a week about whether Epstein could be released to some sort of home confinement.
The judge also noted what was found in a locked safe inside Epstein's Upper East Side Manhattan mansion: $70,000 in cash, an assortment of diamonds, and an expired Austrian passport with Epstein's photo but not his name.
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And finally, Epstein's attorneys have argued that because he traveled overseas and voluntarily returned to the country during a period in recent months when he was under public scrutiny - he was arrested on his private jet after arriving in Teterboro, New Jersey, from Paris, France - he shouldn't be presumed to be a flight risk.
Speaking to reporters last week, the president distanced himself from Epstein, noting that he "knew him like everybody in Palm Beach knew him". The case drew significant attention because in 2008, the jet-setting financier was able to resolve similar allegations by pleading guilty to just two state charges.
In his 1992 appearance on A Closer Look, Daniels also questions the recently divorced Trump on how he would explain the party in which he was seen groping National Football League cheerleaders to his oldest son, Donald Trump Jr.
"Nobody who was around Epstein a lot is going to have an easy time now", said David Boies, Miss Giuffre's lawyer.
"The passport was for personal protection in the event of travel to risky areas, only to be presented to potential kidnapers, hijackers or terrorists should violent episodes occur", they said.
Prior to Thursday's bail hearing, defence lawyers told the judge that Epstein was given the passport by a friend after some Jewish-Americans were informally advised to carry identification bearing a non-Jewish name when travelling internationally during a period when hijackings were more common.
In 2007, Esptein and the Miami US attorney's office, at the time helmed by Alexander Acosta, entered into an agreement that closed a federal investigation into accusations involving a least 40 teenage girls.