Who is the mysterious buyer who paid $ 51 million to buy Jeffrey Epstein’s former mansion in New York? The property, which is one of the largest in Manhattan (5,000 m² over nine floors), was acquired by an anonymous investor, said Thursday a lawyer for the company managing the estate of the ex-financier indicted for sex trafficking. of minors, who committed suicide in his cell in August 2019. This sale should feed the compensation fund for victims, after a standoff between the justice of the Virgin Islands and theestate d’Epstein.
“The prosecutor’s office is satisfied with the resumption of funding for the victims’ compensation fund,” said Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George. According to her, theestate d’Epstein had interrupted his payments without justification.
150 claims received
Last February, the compensation fund said it had received “150 claims” from victims, and had already paid “more than $ 50 million” to eligible people after carrying out the usual checks. Victims should provide as much evidence as possible, which includes medical documents, police reports or “written correspondence” (letters, emails) exchanged with relatives at the time of the alleged crime or shortly thereafter.
The heritage of Jeffrey Epstein, which includes cash, properties in New York, Palm Beach, Paris and New Mexico, had been estimated by the courts at $ 540 million. Last month theestate, which is accused by the justice of undervaluing assets, quantified, the remaining value at 240 million dollars.
>> The victims, whatever their nationality, have until March 25, 2021 to come forward here