Skip to comments.Did Jeffrey Epstein get rich on the back of Robert Maxwell's stolen pension pot millions? EDWARD JAY EPSTEIN investigates the seemingly unsolvable mystery of how Prince Andrew's paedophile friend made his fortune
Posted on 07/19/2020 5:00:53 AM PDT by Libloather
Ghislaine Maxwell may be the last person alive who knows the answers to one of the decades great mysteries: how did Jeffrey Epstein amass his fortune and where is it now?
For one of the theories is that Maxwells father Robert bankrolled him.
When Epstein died a year ago, his visible assets added up to an extraordinary £467 million. But that was only the tip of the iceberg, according to the head of a multi-billion-dollar hedge fund who I first met at Epsteins mansion in New York.
The question this financier could not answer was how Epstein, who he had never known to actually conclude a successful business deal, had accumulated such a tremendous fortune. Nor could any of Wall Streets so-called masters of the universe.
I remember being impressed when Epstein introduced me to Hoffenberg because he had an armed bodyguard.
It emerged about a year later, in 1988, that he was running a £380 million Ponzi scheme [a scam promising high rates of return with little risk to investors] for which he served 18 years in prison.
The cloud around Epstein darkened further when, to show off his power, he gave me a program which allowed me to remotely access his computer via my telephone modem, which seemed technically advanced for the time.
He said I could use it to get real-time quotes on the stock market, but it also revealed that he had a cashflow problem. Not only were there letters from people demanding the return of their money, but one New York financier reported that a cheque from Epstein for $83,000 had bounced a second time.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
illicit money from rape and murderer
also went to Team Romney and Team Soros, too.
Blackmail.....apparently he had the tapes for the blackmail of all who visited his estates.
It's like being a broker of dirty money. The cut/commission of the broker is MUCH greater than it is for legal transactions.
Take Soros, for example. He donates to nefarious operations all over the world and does so in ways that cannot link him to the recipient of his generosity. Someone has to provide that service...someone that gets paid handsomely for taking the risk that Soros doesn't want to take.
Money flows to and from illegal activities and from the wealthy to their causes that might be better hidden.
There are brokers who specialize in those kinds of transactions.
That’s a well-written piece. Makes sense, too, that tax evasion cleverness would be at the root of it.
He most likely kept videos and tapes for protection instead of blackmail. If any of his "friends" decided to turn on him...he had something to make them think twice about it.
If he was in the business I think he was in (brokering dirty money), it was the kind of business you don't retire from...and you need a lot of protection to make sure your associates don't think of retiring either.
I think Epstein was funded by one or more state actors.
If so, that involvement would also explain why so many countries, their LE, financial regulators, and tax agencies turned a blind eye for so long.
Intel agencies, too...
Might have been getting money from intelligence agencies. The question is : which country
Oh damn, I just realized Robert Maxwell was the utter slimebag who use to own the NY Daily news who use to abuse the living hell out of all the people who use to work for him. He would humiliate employees in front of other people and if they talked back he would immediately fire them. She is the daughter of that slimebag?
Since you mention it, anyone else wondering how MI5 and MI6 could be clueless about what Randy Andy was getting up to...?
It is very possible that his client list might have extended to such. But he had to start with individuals or non-state actors I think. Best I can tell, he didn't have the contacts or the organization to start at the state level (that would take someone at the George H. W. Bush level).
The girls procured by Maxwell for Epstein were heavily debriefed, according to them, as to any dirt about the prominent men they were servicing. They said they were told to ask certain types of questions of the men to elicit anything that could (and would) be used against them.
Epstein used blackmail and apparently had videos that he’d taped secretly to back it all up.
Blackmail is a very powerful tool.
In May 1997, Alicia Arden, a model in California, was introduced to a man who identified himself as a talent scout for Victorias Secret. He invited her to his Santa Monica hotel room to audition for the brands catalog. When she arrived, Ms. Arden said, the man grabbed her, tried to undress her and said he wanted to manhandle her. Ms. Arden, then 27, fled in tears.
(New York Times article)
Leslie Wexner, the billionaire founder of the L Brands retail empire, who in 2019 accused disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein of misappropriating vast sums of his personal fortune more than a decade earlier, has so far refused to reveal the full scope of that alleged multimillion-dollar theft.
Looks like Bob was big into just about anything -
If it was mainly blackmail why didn’t word get out so that new victims avoided him? I think tapes were for insurance not for financing expenses.
Not too sure I care, and this looks like a diversionary move to me.
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