Jeffrey Epstein was born on January 20, 1953, in Brooklyn, New York, and was raised by working-class parents. His father, Seymour Epstein, worked as a gardener and caretaker at a private school in New York City, while his mother was a homemaker. His elder brother, Mark, pursued a career as a psychiatrist. Jeffrey attended public schools in Brooklyn and demonstrated exceptional academic abilities, eventually graduating from Lafayette High School in 1969.
After high school, Epstein gained admission to the prestigious private college, Cooper Union, which was established in 1859 by industrialist Peter Cooper. Cooper Union is known for providing free education to talented and gifted students, with a strong emphasis on art, architecture, and engineering. Epstein’s intellect stood out, particularly in mathematics and physics, and he made an impression on the academic staff. However, he left Cooper Union without completing his degree. He later pursued studies at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences but also did not graduate. These early deviations in his education may offer insights into his future conduct.
Epstein embarked on his business career in 1976, starting at a low-level position as a gopher on the trading floor of the investment bank Bear Stearns on Wall Street. Despite exaggerating his qualifications on his job application, his direct supervisor overlooked it for some reason. Much later, the manager expressed regret, realising that granting Epstein an opportunity was an anomaly that could have exposed him.
In 1981, Epstein left Bear Stearns and established his own financial management firm, initially called J. Epstein & Co., later renamed Financial Trust Company. The firm catered to wealthy clients and presented itself as skilled asset managers and investment experts. One notable client was billionaire Leslie Wexner, the founder of Victoria’s Secret. Epstein quickly gained Wexner’s trust through a shrewd manipulation of the Streisand effect, covertly leveraging his association with Wexner to bolster his credibility. However, the relationship eventually soured, yet Epstein had already amassed significant wealth by that point.
As Epstein’s connections and wealth grew, he ascended the ranks of elite social circles, cultivating relationships with prominent individuals. He frequently hosted extravagant parties and gatherings at his opulent residences, including his luxurious townhouse in Manhattan, his mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, and his private island, Little St. James, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Although it remains unclear just how Epstein amassed such wealth he appears to have attracted little attention from the financial regulators.
Unbeknownst to his guests, Epstein installed secret cameras in his various properties to surreptitiously monitor them in their private moments. The household staff confirmed that Epstein supervised the surveillance equipment. While speculation, it is reasonable to assume that he used the recordings to blackmail his guests.
Epstein’s depravity extended to the solicitation of young girls, many of them underage, for his personal exploitation. Ghislaine Maxwell actively participated in these criminal activities by aiding in the grooming of young women for prostitution. Maxwell, the daughter of British media mogul Robert Maxwell, had her own involvement in Epstein’s illicit endeavors. Robert Maxwell, whose original Czechoslovak name was Jan Ludvik Hyman Binymin Hoch, died under mysterious circumstances at sea on November 5, 1991. There is reason to believe Maxwell was a Mossad man and may have fallen foul of them.
Among Epstein’s possessions was a luxurious Boeing 727-200 aircraft with the tail number N908JE. Dubbed the “Lolito Express,” the jet transported guests to Little St. James Island in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Epstein’s reputation unraveled in 2005 when the Palm Beach Police Department in Florida levied allegations of sexual abuse against him. Once the accusations became public, cracks began to form in the protective shield that had shielded Epstein for years, leading to legal battles and mounting pressure.
In 2008, Epstein pleaded guilty to state charges of soliciting prostitution involving a minor and, as part of a plea deal, served a mere 13 months of night detention. He was granted daily release from prison for work-related reasons. The public reacted with outrage at the evident corruption and injustice.
On July 6, 2019, Epstein was arrested once again, facing federal charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking. The charges alleged that Epstein operated an extensive network of underage girls, enticing them into sexual activities and trafficking them for the pleasure of wealthy and influential individuals.
Speculation arose that Epstein would never face trial as his testimony could potentially expose vested interests. Shortly thereafter, on August 10, 2019, it was announced that Epstein had committed suicide. Initially met with doubt and disbelief, this announcement fueled widespread skepticism regarding the subsequent inquiry’s findings, particularly the assertion that nobody was responsible for his death.
Epstein was held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, an elite facility in New York City. His cellmates included individuals like El Chapo, the leader of the Sinaloa Drug Cartel. Given the high-profile nature of Epstein’s case and his status as a crucial witness, one would expect the facility to be staffed with highly competent personnel from the Department of Corrections (DoC). However, in the early hours of the morning, Epstein’s guards purportedly fell asleep or neglected their duty to check on him every thirty minutes as required. Prison staff admitted to falsifying records for the unit, and the live electronic surveillance camera failed to capture any footage, as it was positioned incorrectly. In a seemingly miraculous turn of events, Epstein allegedly managed to take his own life by strangulation, resulting in neck fractures. His time of death was recorded as 6:30 am on August 10, 2019.
The author makes the cynical but amusing suggestion that the DoC conduct another set of DNA checks on El Chapo and his family, as there is a possibility that an El Chapo look-alike is enjoying great success while the real El Chapo is on day release running the Sinaloa Cartel.
Speculation also arises regarding individuals who may possess knowledge about Jeffrey Epstein, including his former associate, ex-POTUS William Jefferson Clinton. Bill Clinton, who served as President of the United States, had a reputation for engaging in salacious encounters with attractive young women. Clinton infamously stated, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman,” attempting to parse “fellatio” as not constituting sexual relations. The presence of his semen on the intern’s dress further complicated matters and ultimately led to his downfall.
By Will Keys