Epstein tried to pay off potential witnesses, U.S. prosecutors say

U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein appears in a photograph taken for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services’ sex offender registry March 28, 2017 and obtained by Reuters July 10, 2019. New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services/Handout via REUTERS(Reuters) – Jailed American financier Jeffrey Epstein tried to pay off two potential witnesses in the child sex trafficking case against him late last year, prosecutors said late on Friday. In a filing in Manhattan federal court, prosecutors said Epstein wired a total of $350,000 to the two individuals, who were not named. The accusation came as part of the prosecutors’ motion to keep Epstein in jail as he awaits trial. Reporting by Brendan Pierson in New York, editing by G CrosseOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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