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The Jeffrey Epstein case information is critically important for citizens to examine for understanding the human trafficking markets and how victims are procured into this widespread and concealed market. I have typed up relevant excerpts from TrafficKing by Conchita Sarnoff (The Executive Director of Alliance to Rescue Victims of Trafficking) as well as additional information and links that help to provide a more comprehensive picture of this widespread market impacting many communities around the world. Massive privatization and predatory loaning provides the fuel for child sex slave trafficking markets both within the United States and internationally. It is happening in the US and citizens need to understand it. I hope you will take the time to read the following information so you have a comprehensive understanding of how the ruling class and their political puppets are getting away with far more than robbery.
“TrafficKing.”
Jeffrey Epstein Level 3-sex offender. Epstein was not prosecuted under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), enacted in Florida in 2000. TVPA aims to protect victims and prosecute human traffickers by imposing a minimum mandatory sentence of 20 years in a federal prison…. In the end, Epstein served only 13 months in the Palm Beach county jail and was allowed to leave his private cell on an all day work release program. Following his release from Palm Beach county jail, he served 18 months house arrest in his Palm Beach estate. During that time period, he allegedly committed 11 parole violations according to Brad Edwards, a South Florida Victims Rights attorney representing several victims….
Epstein’s building, at East 66th Street in Manhattan managed by his younger brother, Mark Epstein, is the apartment complex on Second Avenue known to house some of the girls. The building presumably continues to provide a few accommodations for several foreign-born models that allegedly work for MC2. MC2 has offices in Tel Aviv, Miami, and a satellite office in New York. (page 38)
“Kellen used one of those cameras to take pictures of some girls. One nude was “Nadia Marcinkova, alias Nadia Marcinkov, Epstein’s underage girlfriend from Yugoslavia at that time… page 130
In fact, Nadia Marcinkova was allegedly 14 years old, in 2005, when Epstein brought her to the U.S. from Eastern Europe to live with him in Palm Beach. It is still a mystery how Epstein met the 14 year old and convinced her parents to allow their daughter to move with him to the United States. page 134
Another question that troubled me concerned Marcinkova. If indeed she was more a victim than a procurer, given her age at the time she met Epstein, and Epstein’s 14 year-old ‘girlfriend’ when the alleged crimes were committed, why was her visa status not investigated? Why did the United States Attorney’s Office abstain from moving forward with an investigation into the Marcinkova’s case? page 174
Re the two paragraphs following your paragraph 8: I will mention “co conspirators,” but I would prefer not to highlight for the judge all of the other crimes and all of the other persons that we could charge. Also, we do not have the power to bind Immigration and we make it a policy not to try to, however, I can tell you that, as far as I know, there is no plan to try to proceed on any immigration charges against either Ms. Ross (Adrianna Ross) or Ms. Marcinkova (Nadia Marcinkova). (e-mail sent from Ann Marie Villafana, former Assistant U.S. Attorney during the criminal investigation, to one of Epstein’s lawyers, Jay Lefkowitz. Strangely, Villafana sent the note using her personal e-mail account rather than the official DOJ account) page 175
“The Epstein-Brunel association apparently found the way to source and transport underage girls legally by employing them under false pretenses as models hired to work at MC2. This model corroborated the testimony given by a number of the victims in their depositions, that Epstein promised some of the underage girls modeling jobs at MC2 and Victoria’s Secret. It is also true, however, that some girls brought into the U.S. by MC2 are in fact working models. The question is: what percentage of those girls brought into the U.S. actually earn a living as MC2 models?” – page 35
“Documents filed during the lawsuit exposed that, “MC2 employees told the attorney, Brad Edwards, who at the time was representing several victims, that Epstein’s Manhattan condominium at 301 East 66th Street was used to house the young models.”
The Complaint also made public that, “MC2 brought underage girls from all over the world, promising them modeling contracts. Epstein and Brunel would obtain a visa for the girls and would charge the underage girls rent.”
“Brunel admitted he, “Evaded depositions by Brad Edwards on behalf of several of Epstein’s victims and that his “Evasion was due to Epstein’s instructions.” In paragraph 33, Brunel disclosed that Epstein insisted he “leave Palm Beach in anticipation of a deposition linked to Epstein’s criminal case.” – page 36
“Two former underage survivors who don’t wish to be identified came forward in 2009 and 2010. The girls corroborated the information revealed in the Brunel Complaint and went a step further. They said that Epstein lured some victims by baiting them with potential modeling contracts if they “massaged” him. They mentioned MC2 and Victoria’s Secret. Victoria’s Secret is a lingerie chain owned by Epstein’s friend, Leslie Wexner.” – page 37
“And as Epstein first faced federal prosecution a few years later, one of his lawyers, Gerald B. Lefcourt, wrote to prosecutors to tout Epstein’s pedigree as “part of the original group that conceived of the Clinton Global Initiative,” according to a letter attached to Wednesday’s court filing…
On the day the deal was signed, an attorney for Epstein sent an e-mail to the federal prosecutor handling the case which read, “Please do whatever you can to keep this from becoming public,” according o an email exchange attached to Wednesday’s filing.” – page 182 Several years went by before I ran into Maxwell again. It was 2007, while attending the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York City. CGI, as it is commonly known, is a mammoth quasi-political/public relations fund-raising conference created by former President Clinton. According to a well-known global events executive who wishes to remain anonymous, the former president modeled CGI after Professor Klaus Schwab’s, World Economic Forum.
The World Economic Forum (WEF), which began in 1971, is the foremost global public policy conference in the world. It is held annually in Devos, Switzerland. A perennial high-octane platform for debate, it is committed to improving our world by catering to King’s, heads of state, world leaders, and CEO’s of multi-billion dollar corporations who influence our planet.
The source revealed that the Clinton Global Initiative was originally funded by a generous gift from Epstein for a sum of four million dollars. I have been unable to verify or refute the amount of this claim since the organization’s accounting records do not disclose the information and Clinton did not return my call. However, one media report claims that Epstein’s lawyer, Gerald Leftcourt confirmed in a media report that his client was among the founders of CGI. – page 88 TrafficKing
“Many are lured by promises of finding work in the West as waitresses or nannies. (And models) Once isolated from their families, the sex traffickers take their passports and sell the women to pimps for between $500 and $1,500. At some venues, like the nightclubs in Brcko, near the Bosnia-Serbia border, women are auctioned like cattle to brothel owners. The area is known locally as the “Arizona market” in recognition of American influence. It was established as a zone of separation following the partition of the republic into two entities and is policed by NATO troops. The US provided finance to establish it as a free trade zone and it has long been a centre for trade in illicit goods.”
Tel Aviv has been an important hub in sex slavery for a very long time. Recall that MC2, the modeling agency that procured young girls for Epstein has an office in Tel Aviv?
“After World War II and with the creation of the State of Israel, new immigrants, who were occasionally forced to prostitute themselves in order to survive, fueled Israel’s sex trade. As in countries all over the world, Israeli sex buyers readily exploited economically and socially disadvantaged populations. Yet, as Israel developed into a wealthy nation, it became economically viable to sustain a sex trafficking industry, and international organized crime quickly recognized a financial opportunity.
By the 1990’s Israel was established as a destination country for trafficking, and international sex trafficking victims had replaced the local market. Israel’s flesh trade was booming and making between half a billion to three quarters of a billion dollars a year. It was a particularly desirable market for traffickers because the purchase of sexual services was, and still is, legal in Israel. This protects traffickers because it makes it difficult to prosecute them and to identify their victims. Throughout the 1990’s traffickers acted with impunity….”
This document is a research report submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice.
“The sex industry in Israel has since grown into a US$450 million a year industry, which is dependent on trafficked women from Eastern Europe. Professor Menachem Amir of Hebrew University, an expert on organized crime in Israel, estimates that 70 percent of the women in prostitution in Tel Aviv are from the former Soviet republics.28 Moreover, according to Israel’s report to CEDAW (Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) Report, more than 95 percent of the women deported from Israel for illegal prostitution are repatriated to the former Soviet Union…. The women are enslaved and get to keep little, if any, of the money….
In Israel, a Russian or Ukrainian woman earns the pimp who controls her between US$50,000 and $100,000 per year. The women are enslaved and get to keep little, if any, of the money… Women are held in debt bondage in which they must repay their purchase price, travel expenses and all other expenses charged to them, which can be considerable, before they are allowed to leave. woman may be sold from one pimp to another at which time her debt to be repaid starts all over again.”
FRONTLINE follows Viorel on an extraordinary journey deep into the world of sex trafficking to try to find his wife, Katia, who was four months’ pregnant when she left home, and then free her from the violent pimp who now “owns” her. Along the way, the production team takes a rare, hidden-camera look at the various traffickers, pimps and middlemen who illegally buy and sell hundreds of thousands of women each year. Lured by traffickers who prey on their dreams of employment abroad, many of the women are then kidnapped and “exported” to Europe, the Middle East, the United States and elsewhere. During this process, they may be sold to pimps, locked in brothels, drugged, terrorized and raped repeatedly. In Eastern Europe, since the fall of communism, sex trafficking has become the fastest growing form of organized crime, with Moldova and Ukraine widely seen as major suppliers of women into the global sex trade.”
Many women and children are trafficked into janitorial service markets here in the states.
LOWELL BERGMAN:
Oksana traveled from her hometown in Ukraine to Philadelphia, where she met her new boss.
OKSANA:
When I came to the house, he came out. And first thing for welcome to America was, “About time you arrive, bitch.”
LOWELL BERGMAN:
On arrival, Oksana learned that her boss beat and sexually assaulted her fellow janitors. One was her sister-in-law.
OKSANA:
She got beat up, dragged down the stairs by her hair, got raped. That night, I did not sleep because I’m, like, “Well, I don’t know if there’s anybody else who’s coming. And what if he’s going to give me a welcome present, too, like she’d gotten one?” So I was terrified.
LOWELL BERGMAN:
Fear kept Oksana and others cleaning Targets, Walmarts and other big box stores throughout the Northeast for a gang of Ukrainian brothers led by their boss, Omelyan Botsvynyuk.
NED CONWAY, Special Agent, FBI:
The Botsvynyuk brothers were supplying laborers to, generally, subcontractors of companies that were cleaning stores. And if you did go in that store in the middle of the night, you might see a cleaning crew cleaning the floors, cleaning the bathrooms. That’s the type of work that the victims in this case were doing seven nights a week, every day of the year.
LOWELL BERGMAN:
FBI special agent Ned Conway spent years investigating the case.
NED CONWAY:
Unlike smuggling, where the debt is paid off once that person is smuggled in — you pay your fee to the service provider, if you will — traffickers force the individuals, the victims, to work off that debt, and that debt is never paid off and it essentially becomes slavery.
LOWELL BERGMAN:
[on camera] And the sexual assault on the women, that’s a form of coercion?
NED CONWAY:
Rape is a crime of violence. It’s about controlling. It’s making sure that those women understand that the Botsvynyuk brothers are in charge. It’s keeping every one of those workers in constant fear so that they stay there working every day.
LOWELL BERGMAN:
[voice-over] Four of the five Botsvynyuk brothers were charged and convicted. Omelyan, the ringleader and rapist, received a life sentence.
And Oksana? She escaped with the help of a Target employee…”
The story of Jane Doe #102 in the Jeffrey Epstein case is very important because she was a victim turned procurer for Jeffrey Epstein. Her deposition helped corroborate the testimonies of many of the underage victims and provide understanding about how young children are procured in child sex trafficking operations. She decided to disclose her identity after Ghislaine Maxwell launched a character assassination campaign against her. Virginia Louise Roberts is Jane Doe #102 in the court records and she sued both Ghislaine Maxwell and Prince Andrew. Both lawsuits were settled. Here’s Virginia’s deposition and some background into Ghislaine Maxwell and her family businesses.
Excerpts from TrafficKing.
In the summer of 1998, before her fifteenth birthday, Virginia Louise Roberts was working as a bathroom attendant at Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. Trump publicly admitted that Epstein’s membership to Mar-A-Largo was revoked after his arrest. Born August 9, 1983, Roberts was earning $9 an hour, the day she met Ghislaine Maxwell and Epstein. Her father, Sky Williams Roberts, a maintenance manager at Trump’s property, helped his daughter secure the job.
The fourteen-year old Roberts was working part-time when Maxwell made the proposition…
While reading a book about anatomy, Ghislaine Maxwell, met me at the spa, not having an education of anything behind me, I thought this was a great opportunity to work for her.. to make some extra money and learn about massage. So, I went to Jeffrey’s mansion about five or six that afternoon.
My dad drove me there. My dad worked at Mar-A-Lago with me and he met Ghislaine (the same afternoon) and she seemed (to him) like such a nice and proper English lady, and I mean, you know… She just seemed really nice and like someone who would like to help me out. So my dad dropped me off and I had no problem getting home that night. One of her drivers would take me back after my trial…
Not afraid or fearful for my life but unsure of how all this started and wanting to obtain a profession, I was so afraid of upsetting and disappointing them, I don’t know, it was a weird situation… and I was expected to lick his nipples and give him oral sex while he fondled me and then at the end I was told by Ghislaine to get on top and straddle Jeffrey sexually.
When we were done, we all went and had a shower in the bathroom and Jeffrey told me to wash him up and down, you know with a bar of soap and make sure he was all cleaned up. And then he took me downstairs to meet two of his guards and told John to bring me home. John Alessi was the butler at the time…. – page 55
They both gave us instructions and it wasn’t just me, Jeffrey asked most girls to bring a friend to make extra money. They would use us young girls so that way it probably looked a lot safer to a girl that we were procuring younger girls that were already doing it. That was the way Jeffrey did it. Jeffrey and Ghislaine both taught me how to, depending on the circumstances, depending on the girl, how to procure a girl. You could offer them a job as a massage therapist or you could tell them you have a really rich friend with great contacts in the acting world or modeling world and he loves pretty girls, you should come back and meet him, make some money… We had a whole bunch of ways we were able to procure girls. There could have been a hundred girls, there could be more, honestly. I’m not sure how many girls, really. I wish I did know. Like I said there were so many girls over the course of 4 years, between 1998-2002, with Jeffrey… I would say definitely more than one hundred…
Jeffrey loved the latex outfits Ghislaine had for us girls. He had bondage outfits, he had all different kinds of outfits, but his favorite was the schoolgirl. Ghislaine would dress me up to surprise Jeffrey or Jeffrey would ask me to get dressed up. … Jeffrey would tell me to go give an erotic massage to (his) friends, he wouldn’t give me details, but he would say “treat them like you treat me.” So I would do what he wanted without having him say anything…. – page 61
There were about eight guys perhaps whom Virginia provided massages. Jeffrey always paid for those services, according to the telephone transcription. When asked to name the eight men, Virginia grew scared and refused to identify them.
“No, not at this stage, I just—some of these people are really influential and powerful and I don’t want to start another shit-storm with a few of them. I’ll tell you there were some erotic massages given to… I’m just afraid to say it to you. I’m really scared of where this is going.”
Scarola quickly changed the subject detecting Virginia’s distress and asked her about her travels with Epstein… – page 62
“The worst story I heard directly from his own mouth as about these pretty 12 year-old girls he had flown in, transported to Palm Beach by somebody else, for his birthday. It was a surprise birthday gift from one of his friends. They were from France. I did see them. I did meet them. Jeffrey bragged after he met them that they were 12 years-old and flown over from France because they are really poor over there, and their parents needed the money or whatever. That was the worst. He was constantly bragging about the girls’ ages or where he got them from or about their past and how terrible their past was and how good he is making it for them.”
Scarola circled back and asked Virginia more questions about what took place on Epstein’s jet…
“I remember asking Jeffrey what’s Bill Clinton doing here. He laughed and said, ‘Well he owes me a favor.’ He never told me what favors they were. I never knew. He told me a long time ago that everyone owes him favors. They’re all in each other’s pockets…”
“Virginia,” Scarola asked, when asked Epstein why is Bill Clinton here, where was here?” Virginia replied, “On the island.” Besides living in Palm Beach, Epstein owns a private island, Little St. John’s in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI). “When you were present with Jeffrey Epstein and Bill Clinton on the island, who else was there?” Scarola asked
“Ghislaine, Emmy (Taylor), and there were two young girls that I could identify. I never knew them well anyways. It was just 2 girls from New York.” Scarola asked, “And were all of you staying at Jeffrey’s house on the island including Bill Clinton?”
“That’s correct,” said Virginia. “Jeffrey’s house has about 4 or 5 different villas on the island separate from the main house and we all stayed in the villas.”… Scarola continued, “Were sexual orgies a regular occurrence on the island at Jeffrey’s house?”
“Yes,” responded Virginia. – portions from page 67 & 68
I walked away from it all… it hadn’t really ended… Jeffrey sent me to Thailand where I met my husband and escaped to Australia, never to return to the States. Six months prior to that, he came up with a proposition that I thought was really disgustingly sick. And it really showed me for the first time in four years, I had been with him, that nothing was going to change and that I was always just going to be used by him.
He offered me a mansion and some of his money every month. I forget what he called it. a monthly income, in order to bear his child.
The proposition was to have a child with him but sign my child over to him. Basically, the child would be his and Ghislaine’s and I would be looking after it as long as nothing happened between Jeffrey and me. So, I was kind of freaked out by all of that.
I was 19 (by then) and he likes females a lot younger, so I pushed Jeffrey to get me some more training since I was getting older and no longer of much interest to him. He sent me to Thailand in September 2002, where I was supposed to meet a girl and bring her back for him, but I never met up with her. Instead, I got a short course in Thai massage. Sending me there was his way of shutting me up about my training… so I went….
I called Jeffrey and told him I’m never coming back, I’m married. I’ve fallen in love. I thought he’d wish the best for me. He was rude and said, “Have a good life,” and hung up the phone. That was the last time I talked to him-ever- until all this started again. – page 52
Virginia’s telephone testimony substantiated many facts previously included in her earlier testimonies given under the alias Jane Doe No. 102. Her earlier Complaint described in detail how Maxwell apparently recruited underage girls turning the victims of sex trafficking into both procurers. – page 72
Scarola continued, “If we were to take sworn testimony from the people I am going to name, and if those people were to tell the truth about what they knew, do you believe that any of the following people would have relevant information about Jeffrey’s taking advantage of underage girls?”
“Yes,” confirmed Virginia
“So, I’ll just name a name, and you tell me ‘yes’ if they told the truth, I think they have relevant information of ‘no,’ I don’t think they would, or ‘I don’t know whether they would or not,’ Ok? You understand?”
“Yes,” responded Virginia
Scarola: Ok, Les Wexner?
Roberts: I think he has relevant information, but I don’t think he will tell you the truth.
Scarola: What about Alan Dershowitz?
Roberts: Yes…..
Scarola: Prince Andrew?
Roberts: Yes, he would know a lot of the truth. Again, I don’t know how much he would be able to help you, but seeing he’s in a lot of trouble himself these days, I think he might, so I think he may be valuable. – page 70
(Virginia Louise Roberts has since sued Prince Andrew. “Prince Andrew spared trial as underage ‘sex slave’ settles out of court.”
Virginia Louise Roberts was the underage ‘sex slave’ he settled out of court with. *Take note that this link is now no longer functional.)
Information regarding Ghislaine Maxwell and her family business activities and associations from “TrafficKing.”
Her professional activities are far narrower than her social life. Publicity for her foundation, The Terra Mar Project, started in 2012. According to one article, The Terra Mar Project was blessed if not partially funded by the Clintons since according to a Vanity Fair report, Maxwell “is passionate about Bill Clinton, with whom she is close friends.” – page 91
A few media reports attributed the elder Maxwell’s death to the Mossad while others maintained he was besieged by debt and consequently ended his life. During my investigation, a former Mossad agent, who wishes to be anonymous, suggested the Mossad killed Maxwell… – page 8
… less than one month after Maxwell’s death, the Serious Fraud Office in England began an investigation into Ian and Kevin Maxwell’s participation in Maxwell’s companies.
As a result of the investigation, both sons, Kevin and Ian, were arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit fraud; allegedly misusing pension funds; the use of pension funds to finance the Maxwell Group of companies; and use of fraud by the Maxwell’s to extend bank credits.
In 1996, after an eight months trial, Kevin and Ian Maxwell were acquitted on charges of fraud. Three financial institutions: Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs, and Coopers & Lybrand, interceded on their behalf in an effort to rescue them and their partner, the American financial advisor, Larry Trachtenberg.
Trachtenberg, 38 at the time of the indictment, “was a former compliance officer at London & Bishopsgate, the pension fund managing company at the center of the 400 million pound sterling black hole in Maxwell’s Mirror Group pension assets.”
The Los Angeles Times reported that, “Kevin Maxwell and Trachtenberg were charged with defrauding Swiss Bank Corp of $101 million by selling stock they did not own and stealing $13 million worth of stock belonging to Mirror Group Pension Trustees Ltd., one of Robert Maxwell’s company pension stocks.”
When Ian, Ghislaine’s older brother, “was charged with defrauding Swiss Volks Bank of $35.5 million by misrepresenting ownership of stock in Berlitz International after his father’s death, according to the fraud office documents,” Trachtenberg and Kevin were also charged with the same crime.
Ghislaine may not have been privy to her father’s business activities, although that was never proven. With the exception of Maxwell, no one will ever know with any certainty the professional relationship that existed between Ghislaine and her father. Except that Maxwell’s media empire was considerably overextended by the time he attempted to take over The New York Daily News and MacMillan Publishers where Ghislaine was to begin her apprenticeship.
Had the deal materialized, it was reported that Maxwell would have moved to a position of power. One can assume that if that was going to be her role, then during the negotiations, Ghislaine might have also been privy to some of the financial details of the deal.
What is known is that, “at the time of her father’s death, auditors discovered that about $670 million was missing from the Maxwell companies’ pension funds. All but some $50 million were recovered, mostly through settlements among the funds and Maxwell companies, their auditors and financial advisers, including Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs, and Coopers & Lebrun, “the very same financial institutions that later came to the brother’s rescue.” – page 81
Unlike her father, Ghislaine was known as a “fixer.” She has to this day an impressive list of friends from around the globe including presidents, heads of state, and a bouquet of British aristocrats. For years, she was known as the go between former President Clinton and Epstein. – page 8
As it stands, Maxwell, 54, must comply with Judge Sweet’s order instructing her to disclose “documents and records of conversations (emails) she had with Epstein and others related to the sex trafficking operation between 1999 and 2016,” if Roberts Guiffre is specific in her pretrial discovery questions and identifies the individuals who communicated with Maxwell about the alleged sex trafficking of girls.
As of April 11, 2016 the case is pending and Maxwell has yet to be deposed.
– page 266
(“Virginia Roberts, the woman who claims she was an underage sex slave for perverted financier Jeffrey Epstein, has settled her lawsuit against the woman she claims recruited her, Ghislaine Maxwell.”)
The extent of Jeffrey’s crimes is well documented in TrafficKing and his background is important.
Irrespective of his formal education, Epstein was good with numbers and found work teaching calculus and piano at the Dalton School in Manhattan. Dalton is a private, co-educational day school on the Upper East Side between Park and Madison Avenues at 96th Street. His tenure there was short lived.
Thanks to the tutorial sessions he gave after school, his life took a sharp turn, more about that later. By the late nineteen eighties and throughout the nineties, Epstein turned into a jet setting financial advisor to Leslie H. Wexner. Wexner, founder and CEO of The Limited, recently re-named L Brands, became his longtime client and close friend. – page 2
On the same day, September 24, 2009, L.M. another victim, revealed in her deposition, “The way in which Epstein abused her beginning when she was 13 years old. According to L.M. Epstein touched her vagina with his fingers and vibrator.” She “was personally molested by Epstein more than 50 times and was paid $200 per underage girl she brought Epstein. She brought him more than seventy (70) underage girls.” L.M. told Epstein, “She did not want to bring him any more girls and he insisted she continue to bring him underage girls.”
A victim identified as E.W. was deposed May 6, 2010, E.W. explained that, “Beginning at age 14, Epstein paid me for touching my vagina. He inserted his fingers and used a vibrator. He also paid me $200 for each other underage female I brought him to molest.” E.W. claims she brought him between twenty (20) to thirty (30) underage females.” – page 44
In light of the number of testimonies, Brad Edwards determined that, “Epstein was able to access a large number of underage girls through a pyramid scheme in which he paid underage victims $200-$300 cash for every underage victim brought to him.” – 45
A Complaint filed on April 14, 2010 stated, “There is overwhelming proof that the number of underage girls molested by Epstein through his scheme was in the hundreds.” During his depositions taken to assess the accuracy of the claims, Epstein “Invoked the Fifth Amendment on questions about his daily abuse and molestation of children.”
Edwards and most of the attorneys representing the victims believed, “Epstein and his attorneys knew the seriousness of the criminal investigation against him and corresponded constantly with the United States Attorney’s Office in an attempt to avoid the filing of numerous federal felony offenses. In retrospect, it seems their efforts were successful. – page 46
In fact, one of Epstein’s better-known friends, Larry Summers, who traveled with Epstein, according to pilot logs, on his private jet between 1997 – 2005, was a very respected man in the United States.
Summers, former Treasury Secretary and Harvard University President around the same time of Epstein’s indictment had been reporting about the impending crisis. On September 23, 2007, just weeks before Epstein finalized the Non Prosecution Agreement, Summers reported to the Financial Times that, “Central to every policy discussion in response to a financial crisis or the prospect of a crisis is the connect of moral hazard.”
Given the high level conversations that took place behind closed doors in October 2007, I doubt the financial climate did not play a role during negotiations that led to Epstein’s final sweetheart Non Prosecution Agreement (NPA), signed October 27, 2007. – page 116
Conceivably, it was not just Epstein’s high-level banking and political connections that prevented him from a stiff federal prosecution. Perhaps, his generous donations to several Democratic Party leaders furthered his successful defense. Donations to Democrats included: Bill and Hillary Clinton, even after his indictment, Governor Bill Richardson, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, and several others. According to media reports The Clinton Foundation received a $25,000 donation in 2006, after Epstein was charged with solicitation of prostitution with a minor. – page 118
The same scandal involving the Virgin islands Economic Development Corporation program was published by The Daily Caller: ”The (USVI) Governor, his attorney general and a number of USVI legislators also accepted bribes. The former U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder, was aware that prosecutors and the elected officials were bribed and compromised but did not hold anyone accountable.”
Which brings me back to the Department of Justice and why it was possibly influenced by Epstein’s lawyers to allow testimony of only a few victims even though countless underage girls came forward against him. The court files made available to the public also showed how more than 100 minor girls courageously testified. Of these sworn statements, no more than two-dozen or so were allowed by the prosecutor’s office to come forward. – page 170
Several police reports confirmed that a number of underage girls who testified were transported across State borders. One victim in particular was instructed to give “massages” to Epstein’s influential friends. That one victim claims she met global leaders such as politicians, aristocrats, and businessmen. That story comes later.
It seems that in most criminal cases involving similar charges and a sizable number of victims, the allegations would have met, at the very least, the federal stipulations for a federal rather than a state prosecution.
The seemingly overwhelming evidence cannot explain why Epstein’s case did not qualify for prosecution under the federal law Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA). By any prosecutorial standard, a case of this magnitude should have been prosecuted under the federal bill, TVPA, enacted in Florida in 2000.
Over the years, I have sought out the opinion of many criminal attorneys, law enforcement officials, and immigration lawyers working on this subject. In the final analysis, by perhaps failing to protect the victims under TVPA, most attorneys agreed the Non Prosecution Agreement did a great disservice to the victims and all future of at-risk girls, including those living in or nearby Epstein’s communities. – page 177
Exhibit C, document #1603-3 filed on 4/8/11 titled the Undisputed Statement of Facts in the Epstein vs. Edwards Case pages 1 and 2 stated, “Defendant, Epstein, has a sexual preference for young girls… He repeatedly assaulted more than 40 young girls on numerous occasions between 2002 – 2005 in his mansion in Palm Beach, Florida.”…
“At the end of each massage the victims were paid between two hundred and one thousand dollars.” Several depositions revealed the assaults included vaginal penetration. Epstein abused dozens if not hundreds of girls over a period of several years.
During a sworn taped interview, recorded in Sarah Kellen’s Probable Cause Affidavit, the Arresting Officer, Joe Recarey, said that when he executed the search warrant at Epstein’s home he, “Located various phone message books. First names of girls, dates, and telephone numbers were on the copy of messages.”
Officer Recarey recognized some of the names and numbers of the girls since they had been interviewed at the station. “The messages included the time of day they called and Kellen’s signature at the bottom of the messages.” – page 31
Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking directly ties into the international trafficking operations through Nadia Marcinkova so it’s very important to examine Bosnia and a whistleblower’s testimony.
“Human trafficking was really not a term that was widely used in 1999 and 2001. I think that most UN officers considered these girls to be simply prostitutes. But they were trafficked into Bosnia from other countries and coerced to perform sexual acts. Many knew they might end up in these conditions, but most had no real choice based on the economic conditions in their home countries and the desperation to survive.
Did the higher UN officials know about that?
They certainly did, because I turned my reports over to them along with internal affairs. This was well documented. Many high-level UN officials knew about this, right up to Jacques Klein, the head of the UN mission in Bosnia.
Was there any charge or trial against the replaced UN officers?
No. None. Charges were never brought because the investigations were never allowed to be completed. That was the reason I was terminated and fired from my job, because I was trying to investigate these cases. After that, I took DynCorp to court in the United Kingdom, and I won my case for wrongful termination.”
DynCorp…. (What our State Department didn’t want you to know either since they have numerous contracts with them)
“The first of several nasty shocks came before she’d even left: among the recruits at DynCorp’s training week in Texas was a man from Mississippi. He’d been to Bosnia before and had had such a good time he was going again. He told them all how scenic it was, adding, ‘and I know where you can get really nice 12- to 15-year-olds’. Bolkovac was baffled, believing she’d misheard…
“But I ended up working as much with women who were being trafficked and raped by soldiers and police officers sent to keep the peace.” Bolkovac uncovered a network of brothels and bars at which kidnapped women were enslaved to “service” peacekeepers. “This was a difficult time in my life,” said Bolkovac. “Not being able to know who to trust when you are working with police officers and UN officials … It was clear that the protection of the ‘good old boys’ club’ was a first priority.” – Kathryn Bolkovac (a police officer from Nebraska who went to work for Dyncorp of Virginia, to which peacekeeping police work in Bosnia had been outsourced)
The Whistleblower
State Department Predatory loaning in Bosnia explained…
Nor a Lender Be
Hillary Clinton, liberal virtue, and the cult of the microloan”
By Thomas Frank
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“Hillary herself proudly recalls in her memoirs how the State Department rebuilt Afghanistan by handing out “more than 100,000 small personal loans” to the women of that country.
These are fine, sterling sentiments. They suffer, however, from one big problem: microlending doesn’t work. As strategies for ending poverty go, micro­lending appears to be among the worst that has ever been tried, just one step up from doing nothing at all to help the poor. In a carefully researched 2010 book called Why Doesn’t Micro­finance Work? the development consultant Milford Bateman debunks virtually every aspect of the microloan gospel. Microlending doesn’t empower women, Bateman writes—instead, it makes them into debtors. It encourages people to take up small, futile enterprises that have no chance of growing or employing others. Sometimes micro­borrowers don’t even start businesses at all; they just spend the loan on whatever. Even worse: the expert studies that originally sparked the micro­lending boom turn out, upon reexamination, to have been badly flawed.
Nearly every country where microlending has been an important development strategy for the past few decades, Bateman writes, is now a disaster zone of indebtedness and economic backwardness. When he tells us that “the increasing dominance of the microfinance model in developing countries is causally associated with their progressive deindustrialization and infantilization,” he is being polite. The terrible implication of the facts he has uncovered is that microlending achieves the opposite of development. Even Soviet-style Communism, with its frequently mocked Five Year Plans, worked better than this strategy does, as Bateman shows in a tragic look at microloan-saturated Bosnia.
No matter. The liberal class is unlikely to abandon its romance with micro­finance, for yet another reason: it is profitable. Lending to the poor, as every subprime-mortgage originator knows, can be a lucrative business. Mixed with international feminist self-righteousness, it is also a bulletproof business, immune to criticism. Naturally the international goodness community discovered that empowering poor women by lending to them at usurious interest rates was a fine thing all around.”
Microloaning/Predatory Loaning in Haiti has produced the same results and once again, UN peacekeeping forces are implicated in child sex trafficking operations again. This will continue until those responsible are held accountable and I’ll leave it with this last information from TrafficKing.
I spoke with Ralph Cioffi on a number of occasions about his case. On November 17, 2014, Cioffi said, “ I do not [know why Epstein was fired from Bear Stearns] and doubt Matt would. I never knew him at Bear. Never met him while he was an employee or even as an investor in the fund.” By early January of the following year, Cioffi warned me, “Epstein is an evil person. Makes the ‘root of all evils money phrase ring true. There were always rumors about what went on, on his jet when flying back and forth from Europe, Cioffi said. – page 114
An example of how his generous political donations might have worked in his favor, in the 2016 presidential election year, Epstein’s case exposed the dangerous challenges confronting campaign finance reform. Epstein’s campaign contributions to Democratic candidates from 1990-2012, excluding universities and other organizations with possible ties to a handful of politicians, exceeded hundreds of thousands of dollars.
His contributions between 1990-2012 included upwards of two thousand dollar donations to: Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee ($34,00), DCSS?Non-Fed Unincorp Association ($25, 00), Democratic National Committee ($20,00), Independence Party Federal Committee ($5,000), Liberal Party of New York ($5,000), Utah State Democratic Committee ($5,000), DNC Non-Federal Individual ($5,000), Campaign America Inc. ($4,000), Democratic Party of New Mexico ($1,000), Freedom Project ($1,000), Hillary Clinton ($21,000), Chuck Schumer ($22,000), Jeff Bingaman ($8,000) Daniel Robert Glickman ($4,000), John Kerry ($4,000), John Glen ($3,000), Joe Liberman ($3,000), Tom McMillan ($3,000), Daniel Patrick Moynihan ($2,000). – page 156

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