Jeffrey Epstein: the billionaire paedophile with links to Bill Clinton, Kevin Spacey, Robert Maxwell and Prince Andrew

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A list of people who have associated with Jeffrey Epstein over the years would take in the world of celebrity, science, politics - and royalty. Over the years, the casually-dressed, globe-trotting financier, who was said to log more than 600 flying hours a year, has been linked with Bill Clinton, Kevin Spacey, Chris Tucker and Manhattan-London society figure Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of the late media titan Robert Maxwell. [...]

In 2008, he pleaded guilty to a single charge of soliciting [an underage girl for] prostitution and was handed a 18-month jail sentence. He served 13 months in jail and was obliged to register as a sex offender. A 2011 report in the New York Post said that he celebrated his release from jail and his return to a property he maintains in New York - a 45,000-sq-foot eight-storey mansion on East 71st Street - with Prince Andrew. [...]

"I'm not a sexual predator, I'm an 'offender'," he told the newspaper at the time. "It's the difference between a murderer and a person who steals a bagel."

source: Article 'Jeffrey Epstein: the billionaire paedophile with links to Bill Clinton, Kevin Spacey, Robert Maxwell - and Prince Andrew' by Andrew Buncombe; www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/who-is-jeffrey-epstein-a-study-of-the-man-linked-to-worlds-of-celebrity-politics-and-royalty-9954397.html; The Independant; 2 January 2015