Jeffrey Epstein, Associates Forced Girls to Marry for Immigration Purposes: Filing

A newly filed court document reported that Epstein and associates organized at least three forced marriages to skirt immigration laws

Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex offender, and associates organized at least three forced marriages with the goal to avoid immigration laws, as said by a freshly filed court document.

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The federal government asserts that he was in charge of a criminal enterprise, referred to in court documents as the “Epstein Enterprise.”

According to a new filing from U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George, the syndicate “forced at least three separate arranged marriages, in each case requiring American female victims to marry foreign victims to avoid their deportation.”

“The victims were coerced into to [sic] participating in these arranged marriages, and understood that there would be consequences, including serious reputational and bodily harm if they refused to enter a marriage or attempted to end it.”

He also claimed that the main motive of arranging the marriages was so the women “could continue to be available to Epstein for his abuse—a doubly-deep assault on their will and dignity.”

In the filing, an amended lawsuit against Epstein’s estate, Darren Indyke and Richard Kahn, co-executors of the estate, are added as defendants.

As alleged by the authorities, the two of them assisted Epstein in pressuring sex trafficking victims. Kahn is accused of providing a letter of reference for at least one immigration application and tax services to the partners, while Indyke reportedly paid the immigration lawyer who applied for citizenship for the women and threatened at least one who indicated that she would seek a divorce.

“They used their professional skills and authority to carry out this abhorrent scheme,” the filing declares, describing the two as “the indispensable captains of Epstein’s criminal enterprise, roles for which they were richly rewarded.”

Epstein died in prison in 2019 while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges and other counts.

He possessed numerous homes, including residences in New York, Florida, and New Mexico.

Also, he was the owner of a whole island in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and George was given jurisdiction over his estate.

George explained that the estate continues to refuse to cooperate with discovery, documents, and information, but she acquired information in other places about the assumed crimes that Epstein and his charged partners committed. Last year, she first sued the estate.

A lawyer representing the estate, in a statement to news outlets, stated that Indyke and Kahn “categorically reject the allegations of misconduct made for the first time today by the Attorney General of the Virgin Islands regarding their purported roles in the so-called ‘Epstein Enterprise.’”

He added:

“The facts are clear: neither Mr. Indyke nor Mr. Kahn had any involvement in any misconduct by Mr. Epstein of any kind, at any time.”

In another case last week, related to this one, George asked a judge to freeze all of the assets and cash on hand for Epstein’s estate at once, proclaiming the estate violated its commitments to fund a compensation program for the deceased’s victims.

The estate “has failed to make its currently-owed payment to maintain funding of the Program, or even to commit to the timing of its next payment,” was noted in a court document.

“The Estate’s failure to make its required payment without any prior warning seems designed to precipitate a crisis, which it has in as much as the Program’s Administrator, Jordana Feldman, has announced that she is suspending claim awards from the Program.”

In a reaction from the lawyers of the co-executors, it is stated that the compensation program is continuing in the same manner, as always except with what it described as a “temporary ‘hold’ on issuing compensation determination offers.”

It said that the estate has funded the program with over $87 million so far. Out of that, close to $58 million has been paid out to applicants.

The filling said that Indyke and Kahn are concentrated on liquidating the estate’s assets, as lawyers claimed the court should overrule George’s motion.

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Source: Miami Herald 

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