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Jeffrey Epstein’s attorneys filed a very brief financial disclosure with the court that was made public Monday afternoon, revealing that Epstein claims to be worth $559 million, with nearly $57 million in cash available and over $14 million in fixed yearly income.
Epstein’s scant financial filing also stated that Epstein’s equities are valued at nearly $113 million and his hedge funds are valued at nearly $195 million.
Additionally, Epstein claimed today that his mansion in Manhattan is worth nearly $56 million. That’s a far cry from the “roughly $77 million” valuation that Epstein’s attorney’s had placed on the New York City home when they were offering its mortgage as bond security last week when trying to convince the judge to allow Epstein out of jail on house arrest.
Epstein also provided valuations on his other various properties across the country and the world, claiming that his ranch in New Mexico is worth over $17 million, that his Palm Beach estate is worth over $12 million, and that his apartment in Paris is worth nearly $9 million.
Epstein also claims that his two properties in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Great St. James and Little St. James, are worth over $22 million and nearly $64 million, respectively.
The financial disclosure form did not specifically list the value of Epstein’s jet, dubbed the “Lolita Express,” which he used to fly all over the world, nor the value of his other means of transportation.
Investigators also revealed this morning that the raid of the accused child sex trafficker’s palatial New York City home uncovered a now-expired passport issued in the 1980s by a foreign country with Epstein’s picture, but with a different name on it and with Saudi Arabia listed as his residence.
Prosecutors said during Epstein’s bail hearing on Monday that the passport was in a locked safe that was also filled with “piles of cash” and “dozens of diamonds.”
Epstein is a flight risk and poses an “ongoing and forward-looking danger,” prosecutors claimed, pointing to the “substantial collection of photographic trophies of his victims and other young females in his mansion” uncovered during the search.
Prosecutors said in court filings that they had recovered discs from Epstein’s abode that included hand-written labels, including “Young [Name] + [Name],” “Misc nudes 1,” and “Girl pics nude.”
“Not surprisingly, the government has found that such discs contain sexually suggestive photographs of fully- or partially- nude females appearing to be underage,” prosecutors said.
Investigators also allege that Epstein attempted to pay off possible witnesses against him with hundreds of thousands of dollars when media scrutiny began to ramp up in late 2018.
The source of Jeffrey Epstein’s wealth, which prosecutors recently pegged at north of $500 million during bail proceedings, has long been a mystery and the subject of rampant speculation. But perhaps the oddest claim about where some of Epstein’s vast fortune came from actually originated with Epstein himself, who reportedly bragged to friends back in the 1980s that he was acting as a global bounty hunter for unspecified governments.
The allegedly falsified foreign passport that prosecutors recovered a week ago does match this time frame.
Prosecutors continue to suggest that Epstein’s sources of wealth remain a partial mystery to them.
The federal judge will likely decide on Epstein’s bail on Thursday.