Apparently, you can’t buy your way out of jail every time.
Courtesy of NYT:
The judge, Richard M. Berman of Federal District Court in Manhattan, said Mr. Epstein, who owns property in Paris and has a private plane, would be detained in jail until his trial on charges that he sexually abused and trafficked dozens of underage girls in the early 2000s.
Judge Berman emphasized Mr. Epstein’s danger to others, particularly his accusers and “prospective victims as well.” The judge cited what he called “compelling testimony” by two of the accusers — Annie Farmer and Courtney Wild — who said at a hearing on Monday that they feared for their safety and the safety of others if Mr. Epstein were to be released.
Mr. Epstein’s lawyers had proposed allowing him to post a substantial bond and remain in his mansion guarded around the clock by private security guards, whom he would pay. Prosecutors vigorously opposed that proposal, saying he was seeking “special treatment” and trying to build his own private jail — a “gilded cage.”
Judge Berman said that Mr. Epstein’s proposed bail package was “irretrievably inadequate,” and that he would not entertain any other bail proposals from the financier’s legal team.
“I doubt that any bail package can overcome danger to the community,” the judge said.
Here is more courtesy of the NewYork Post:
A judge’s decision to deny Jeffrey Epstein bail will encourage more women to come forward with allegations of sexual abuse when they were underage girls, a lawyer for several accusers said Thursday.
Manhattan federal Judge Richard Berman’s ruling made it “safer for everyone” to come forward against the multimillionaire financier and convicted pedophile, lawyer Sigrid McCawley said.
McCawley predicted that the number of current Epstein accusers was “just the tip of the iceberg,” and said that she had signed up four new clients following Epstein’s July 6 arrest.
“They’ve been living in this cage of fear and intimidation ever since he committed these horrible crimes against them,” she said.
Now that he is the one who is caged up perhaps they will feel free to not only talk about his crimes against them, but any accomplices he may have had as well.
Gee, I wonder who might be among that number?
My question: Have you ever been to a social function with Jeff Epstein and underage girls. He pointed at the sky, said it was going to rain and walked off. @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/AcPd3RFREV
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) July 17, 2019
Yeah, I wonder.