Published: Wed, August 14, 2019
Global Media | By Garry Long

Who was Jeffrey Epstein, and what's the impact of his death?

Who was Jeffrey Epstein, and what's the impact of his death?

"I was appalled and frankly angry to learn of the ( Metropolitan Correctional Centre's) failure to adequately secure this prisoner", Barr said in a speech in New Orleans.

In this file photo taken on May 1, 2019, US Attorney General William Barr testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on "The Justice Department's Investigation of Russian Interference with the 2016 Presidential Election" on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. They sought reassurances that authorities would continue investigations into others who might have been involved in a trafficking ring that targeted young girls for sexual abuse.

Barr added, "We will get to the bottom of what happened, and there will be accountability".

"We have to live with the scars of his actions for the rest of our lives, while he will never face the consequences of the crimes he committed, the pain and trauma he caused so many people", she said.

In the criminal case, authorities are seemingly turning their attention to those who knew about Epstein's penchant for underage girls.

In 2008, Epstein pleaded guilty to a felony charge of solicitation of prostitution involving a minor, and served 13 months in prison.

Epstein, 66, was found dead in his cell on Saturday morning and U.S. authorities have pledged to conduct a full investigation into his death, which has been classified as an apparent suicide.

ABC News on the afternoon of August 11 broadcast a video showing federal agents, including FBI and Customs and Border Protection, investigating on the grounds of Little Saint James, Jeffrey Epstein's island home in the U.S. Virgin Islands. But investigators have learned those checks weren't done for several hours before Epstein was found unresponsive, according to a person familiar with the episode.

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Federal prosecutors said when they charged Epstein that the Florida deal doesn't apply to prosecutors in NY.

Epstein, whose suicide in jail over the weekend has outraged his alleged victims, owned an apartment near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and had been in the city just before his arrest in NY last month.

Epstein, 66, was discovered unconscious in his cell early Saturday morning, and had passed away due to an apparent suicide.

The discovery came a day after a court released documents in which one of Epstein's alleged victims said she was forced to have sex with well-known American political and business personalities.

That agreement also gave immunity to potential co-conspirators of Epstein. But he was taken off the watch at the end of July and therefore wasn't on it at the time of his death, the person said.

Multiple news outlets have reported that Epstein was left unmonitored for "several" hours before he was found dead of an apparent hanging on Saturday.

A French NGO defending children rights, Innocence Endangered, said France is concerned since several French citizen appear in the US case and some alleged victims are French, in a letter addressed to Paris prosecutors published Monday by French magazine L'Obs.

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