They call it the “Island of Sin.”
Courtesy of The Guardian:
The FBI has raided Jeffrey Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean, in a further sign the death of the financier will not halt scrutiny of his alleged sex trafficking crimes.
Mobile phone footage broadcast by NBC news showed agents arriving on Little Saint James, in the US Virgin Islands, on Monday morning.
Two senior law enforcement officials confirmed to NBC the FBI had begun a search directed by the Epstein taskforce, which is led by the US attorney’s office for the southern district of New York.
David Weinstein, a white collar criminal defence lawyer with Hinshaw & Culbertson and former federal prosecutor in Miami, previously told the Guardian Epstein’s death could reduce potential issues with evidence. This could explain the timing of the raid.
“The evidence that they’ve seized from him directly, the only person who can contest the seizure [as unlawful] could be Epstein or somebody who lived with him,” Weinstein said. “Now that he’s dead, he can’t challenge that. All of that becomes fair game.”
Epstein bragged about having evidence that he could use to control powerful people, and there are rumors of tapes, so the FBI could be finding a treasure trove of evidence that would shock the public and terrify certain very influential people.
The real question to consider is whether BIll Barr will allow any evidence against his boss to see the light of day?
I somehow doubt it.
We also learned that Epstein’s legal team is preparing for a court battle and have hired lawyers of their own.
So apparently this whole Epstein thing is far from over.