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Surprise, Surprise: Alan Dershowitz Implicated In Unsealed Ghislaine Maxwell Documents

Arjun Walia
August 3rd, 2020

Well known attorney and political commentator Alan Dershowitz has been implicated in the latest news pertaining to the Ghislaine Maxwell case. She is currently being held in New York awaiting her trial next year. Dershowitz was mentioned, along with Bill Clinton and others in a set of unsealed documents that were part of now-settled civil litigation against Maxwell. She appealed the decision of the judge to unseal them, but to no avail.

Maxwell was Epstein’s right hand person, and the documents, along with testimony from many others over the past few years, show that Maxwell sexually abused children and also directed victim Virginia Roberts Giuffre to be sexually abused by others, using her and many others as sex slaves.

The NY Post explains:

The emeritus Harvard Law professor was accused of having sex with then-minor “Jane Doe #3” — identified in court documents as Virginia Roberts Giuffre — and witnessing Jeffrey Epstein and others sexually abusing girls and young women.

The allegations, lodged in a 2014 court filing, reemerged in more than 600 pages unsealed Thursday night in Giuffre’s 2015 defamation case against.

In 1997, Dershowitz wrote the following: “Reasonable People Can Disagree Over Whether It Should Be As Low As 14.” You can find that article and read more about that here.

He is currently denying the allegations made by Giuffre, calling her a liar. He also stands by that article he wrote in 1997.

Why This Is Important: Elite level trafficking and pedophilia are coming to light, and it’s a major step for humanity given that many implicated and accused people are those in positions of great power, and in some cases made out to be idolized by the general public, usually showered with fame and fortune.

Research indicates there are many children suffering and that do suffer as a result of this activity, and there are so many examples going beyond the Jeffrey Epstein showing that this is quite rampant among our political and financial elite, and among those who pull the strings that we never really see.

This type of activity also shines light onto the world of politics. For example, with regards to Epstein and Maxwell, there is evidence suggesting that both are actually high ranking intelligence officers, with the job of entrapping powerful politicians and people. You can read more about that here. Is this what goes on in the system we continue to hold up and empower by voting year after year? Why are we playing with a system that’s clearly created out of disconnection and separation, and that does not allow humanity to thrive?

Is it time for something new? Is the current state of our world a reflection of the ‘leadership’ we choose and agree to put into power?

If you want to see some more examples and dive through more evidence, you can refer to this article I published towards the end of last year.

You can also watch our interview with a survivor of these types of pedophile rings.

You can access the full interview and start your free trial HERE on CETV, a platform we created to help combat internet censorship and allow us to continue to do our work and get the word out about various issues and topics.

The interview is with Anneke Lucas, who is is an author, speaker, advocate for child sex trafficking victims, founder of the non-profit organization Liberation Prison Yoga, and creator of the Unconditional Model. Her work is based on personal experience of a 30-year healing journey after surviving being sold by her family as a child sex slave to a pedophile network.

The interview is deep, and goes into the consciousness aspect of her experience and why that aspect is so important.

The Takeaway: There are many events taking place that are causing people to really question what’s happening on our planet and why. Why do we think and live the way we are living, and why is there so much misinformation, deception, and examples of fraud and deceit that come from multiple governments? Is it really a surprise that many of these people may be involved in activities that represent such a disregard for human life? Isn’t that what geopolitics has resulted in? War is a great example.

More people are starting to realize that we’re not really living in a democracy, but in the illusion of democracy where our physical rights are slowly taken away by governments who are capitalizing on crisis after crisis, ones in which they themselves help create and prolong.  Elite level child trafficking simply shines a light on how our current level of unconsciousness is creating a world built on disconnection.  Now is a time where these truths are being made transparent.

At the end of the day, we can change things anytime we want. We are indeed that powerful as one human collective.

EXPLOSIVE: Documents Released in Epstein Case Last Night Contain Redactions – THAT CAN BE UNREDACTED WHEN COPYING TO NOTEPAD

(Stillness in the Storm Editor) One question: was this on purpose?

If the documents released by authorities were intended to be truly redacted, one would think they would have taken more precautions. But, apparently, the documents released were digitially redacted, and somehow, you can copy them into a program like Notepad and the redactions will be removed.

Was this intentional?

Given the unquestionably important nature of the Ghislaine Maxwell case, a woman who might have the evidence to expose the pedo-deep state; and finally make it clear to the people, once and for all, that there is a criminal syndicate that has infested every walk of life, you would think the powers that be would be very careful.

Unless someone wanted this to happen. Unless this someone was part of an alliance of whitehats that wanted this information to get “leaked” so more of the truth could be exposed faster.

Keep your eye on this story, as I think it will become a major aspect of the ongoing deep state takedown operation.

 – Justin

Joe Hoft,
July 31st, 2020

OMG!  The documents released last night by the DOJ were presented in a format that can be unredacted by copying to Notes.

It’s being reported that you can uncover the content behind the redactions, in at least one file released yesterday, related to the Epstein case:

This appears to be the case as of last night – however, due to incredibly high demand, trying to access the file can time you out:

Please let us know if you have a chance to do this and feel free to share any shocking unraveled redactions.  We know the FBI in the past was redacting items, to protect the FBI, and we assume this is still the case.

Federal Judge’s Son, 20, is Shot Dead and Husband is Critically Injured after Being Assigned a Case Linked to Jeffrey Epstein

  • The gunman shot and killed Judge Esther Salas’ son, Daniel, 20, and injured her husband Mark, 63 
  • The assailant opened fire after Daniel, a college student, opened the door to him at their home at around 5pm 
  • His father Mark was shot several times at the front door and is now in critical condition in the hospital 
  • Judge Salas is believed to have been in the basement during the shooting and was not harmed
  • Last week, the judge was assigned a civil financial fraud lawsuit against Deutsche Bank 
  • Investors say they were misled by the bank which continued to do business with Jeffrey Epstein after his 2008 conviction for soliciting child prostitutes 
  • Salas previously presided over the trial of former Real Housewife Teresa Giudice in a case regarding financial fraud  
  • Her husband is a prominent criminal defense attorney who has represented members of the Bloods 
  • He switched to private practice after serving as a prosecutor in New Jersey for more than 10 years 
  • Friends say Salas frequently made remarks about being a target because of her job and receiving threats 

By ANDREW SNELL and JAMES GORDON
20th of July 2020

The son of a federal judge has been shot dead and her husband critically wounded after they were attacked at their home by a gunman dressed as a FedEx driver.

The attack happened at the home of Esther Salas, 51, an Obama-appointed District Court judge, in North Brunswick, New Jersey, on Sunday evening.

The judge’s 20-year-old son Daniel Anderl was killed, and her defense attorney husband Mark Anderl, 63, was critically injured. 

Daniel, who was the couple’s only child, is believed to have opened the door to the gunman at around 5pm. He was shot ‘in the heart’ immediately, according to friends of the family. 

His father Mark was then shot several times when he went to the front door to see what had happened. The gunman fled.

 The attack happened at the home of Esther Salas, 51, an Obama-appointed District Court judge

Judge Esther Salas was in the basement of her home when the gunman arrived. Her 20-year-old son Daniel (far right) answered the door to the assailant, who was dressed as a FedEx driver, and was shot in the heart. His father Mark (center) went to the door to see what had happened and was shot multiple times. Mark is in the hospital in critical condition.

 The judge and her family were the targets of an assassination attempt on Sunday evening at their home in North Brunswick Township, New Jersey. The house is pictured on Monday morning

The judge and her family were the targets of an assassination attempt on Sunday evening at their home in North Brunswick Township, New Jersey. The house is pictured on Monday morning.

Judge Salas had recently been assigned to a civil financial fraud case tied to Jeffrey Epstein.  

It was brought by Deutsche Bank investors who claim the bank made false and misleading statements about its anti-money laundering policies and failed to monitor ‘high-risk’ customers including convicted sex offender billionaire Jeffrey Epstein. It remains unclear who the gunman was targeting. Daniel was the couple's only child+15

It remains unclear who the gunman was targeting. Daniel was the couple’s only child

Earlier this month the bank agreed to pay a $150million fine for continuing to work with Epstein after he was convicted of soliciting underage prostitutes in 2008.

Judge Salas also sent TV stars Teresa and Joe Giudice from the Real Housewives of New Jersey to jail for tax evasion and fraud. 

It’s unclear whether her husband is actively involved in any cases. 

Friends say she often made remarks about her job making her a target for attacks but that recently, she was not concerned.

‘As a judge, she had threats from time to time, but everyone is saying that recently there had not been any,’ Francis ‘Mac’ Womack, the mayor of North Brunswick, New Jersey, told The Washington Post.  

‘She had some high-profile cases, and she was always a little concerned,’ Marion Costanza, who lives three doors down from the family, said.  

Anderl was a prosecutor for 10 years before switching to private practice. 

During his time in the prosecutor’s office, he tried more than 100 cases including 33 murder trials.  , said that Daniel was ‘shot through the heart’.Mark is reportedly in critical but stable condition at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick.

Judge Salas is believed to have been in the basement of the home during the shooting and was unharmed in the attack.  

She and Daniel were close, neighbors said, and she was devastated when he moved away from home to go to college. 

‘I think she cried for a week and that’s just in D.C. He was her only child,’ Costanza added. 

She said Daniel was a good-natured boy who once brought her supplies during a snow storm. 

‘There’s no one like them. They’re extremely good-natured. They would do anything for anyone,’ she said. 

Police outside the family's home in New Jersey on Monday morning. No one has been arrested. Judge Salas is being guarded by the authoritiesPolice outside the family’s home in New Jersey on Monday morning. No one has been arrested. Judge Salas is being guarded by the authorities

The family home remained taped off on Monday morning. Neighbors were shocked and saddened by the attackThe family home remained taped off on Monday morning. Neighbors were shocked and saddened by the attack 

The FBI, U.S. Marshals, New Jersey State Police along with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General have all been on the scene of the shooting throughout Sunday eveningThe FBI, U.S. Marshals, New Jersey State Police along with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General have all been on the scene of the shooting throughout Sunday evening

FBI agents at the home of Esther Salas, 51, an Obama-appointed District Court judge, in North Brunswick, New Jersey, whose son was killed and husband was shot by an unknown shooterFBI agents at the home of Esther Salas, 51, an Obama-appointed District Court judge, in North Brunswick, New Jersey, whose son was killed and husband was shot by an unknown shooter.

The U.S. Marshals have also been called to provide the judge with a security detail, according to a law enforcement officialThe U.S. Marshals have also been called to provide the judge with a security detail, according to a law enforcement official.

Another said: You don’t expect anything like this around here. We all know our neighbors, we all greet each other and it’s a quiet area.’

Crime scene tape could be seen stretching around the perimeter of the family home located in the Hiddlen Lake section of North Brunswick. The street had been closed off to traffic.  

Salas staggered their sentences so that one of them could be available to take care of their four children. 

In 2017, she barred federal prosecutors from seeking the death penalty against an alleged gang leader charged in several Newark slayings, ruling the man’s intellectual disability made him ineligible for capital punishment. 

Salas later sentenced the man, the leader of the Newark Bloods street gang to 45 years in prison. 

She has also dealt with cases involving members of the Grape Street Crips according to NJ.com. The case was connection with a long-running drug-trafficking network that was taken down by the FBI in 2015. 

Judge Salas had received death threats in the past but as of Sunday night, authorities have not suggested the shootings are linked to any of her previous cases.

‘As a judge, she had threats from time to time, but everyone is saying that recently there had not been any,’ said Mayor Womack to ABC News, who is friends with the judge and her husband.   

‘No words can express the sadness and loss we share tonight as a community after senseless shootings of the husband and son of USDC Judge Esther Salas,’ she said. 

The mayor said investigators are now ‘trying to get a hard make on the vehicle’ to try and track the suspect. 

‘We commit to do all we can to support the family in this time, as well as all law enforcement agencies involved,’ Womack said. 

The mayor noted how close the family appeared to be  

‘He’s a very very exuberant, vibrant, one hundred percent pleasant person,’ Womack said to CNN. ‘He loves to talk about his wife, and he loves to brag about his son, and how his son would excel in baseball, and how he was doing down in college in Washington … I’m just very sorry to see him going through this.’ 

The U.S. Marshals have also been called to provide the judge with a security detail, according to a law enforcement official. 

Salas had sat a judge on the U.S. District Court for New Jersey in Newark, for nine years and was the first Hispanic woman to serve on the federal bench in the state. 

Before that she spent five years as a magistrate judge, and nine years prior to that as a federal public defender before President Barack Obama nominated her to serve as a District Court Judge in 2010. 

The daughter of a Cuban mother and a Mexican father, Salas spent part of her childhood on welfare after a fire destroyed her Union City apartment, according to The Globe.  

Her husband, Mark Anderl also works in legal circles and served as an assistant prosecutor in Essex County, New Jersey for ten years before becoming a criminal defense attorney. 

Salas met her husband when he was working as a prosecutor and she was working as a law school intern. He spotted her ‘getting fingerprinted’ and came over to talk to her, she told New Jersey Monthly in February 2018. ‘We’ve been inseparable since 1992,’ she said.

All manner of state and local law enforcement agencies were gathered outside the home on Sunday nightAll manner of state and local law enforcement agencies were gathered outside the home on Sunday night.

Crime scene tape could be seen stretching around the perimeter of the family home located in the Hiddlen Lake section of North Brunswick. The street has been closed off to trafficCrime scene tape could be seen stretching around the perimeter of the family home located in the Hiddlen Lake section of North Brunswick. The street has been closed off to traffic.

Judge Esther Salas is pictured with students in an August 2019 photo posted to TwitterJudge Esther Salas is pictured with students in an August 2019 photo posted to Twitter.


New Jersey's politicians were quick to react including New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy
The daughter of a Cuban mother and a Mexican father, Judge Salas is well known in the community and often gives talks to school children and gives tours of the court

New Jersey’s politicians were quick to react. 

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said in a statement: ‘Judge Salas and her family are in our thoughts at this time as they cope with this senseless act. This tragedy is our latest reminder that gun violence remains a crisis in our country and that our work to make every community safer isn’t done.’ 

So far, police have not announced any arrests or named any suspects, however the FBI tweeted it was looking for 'one subject' in the shooting

So far, police have not announced any arrests or named any suspects, however the FBI tweeted it was looking for ‘one subject’ in the shooting

‘I know Judge Salas and her husband well, and was proud to recommend her to President Obama for nomination to New Jersey’s federal bench. 

‘My prayers are with Judge Salas and her family, and that those responsible for this horrendous act are swiftly apprehended and brought to justice,’ said Democratic New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez in a statement. 

The FBI, U.S. Marshals, New Jersey State Police along with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General have been on the scene of the shooting throughout Sunday evening.  

‘The FBI is investigating a shooting that took place at the home of Judge Esther Salas in North Brunswick Township, NJ early this evening July 19. We are working closely with our state and local partners and will provide additional updates when available,’ the bureau said in a statement. 

So far, police have not announced any arrests or named any suspects, however the FBI tweeted it was looking for ‘one subject’ in the shooting. 

Anyone who thinks they may have relevant information should call the FBI in Newark at 973-792-3001. 

Jeffrey Epstein’s Immaculate Zorro Ranch Seen in Eerie Footage as Evidence Sent to Feds after Ghislaine Maxwell

Katy Forrester,
July 7th, 2020

Aerial photographs and video, exclusively obtained by The Sun, show the infamous 10,000 acre New Mexico estate, where Epstein assaulted young girls, with the help of alleged ‘pimp’ Ghislaine Maxwell.

 Jeffrey Epstein's Zorro Ranch in New Mexico remains in immaculate condition almost one year after his suicide
Jeffrey Epstein’s Zorro Ranch in New Mexico remains in immaculate condition almost one year after his suicide. Credit: BACKGRID

A few employees are still working at the site in the New Mexico desert seen here from the skies, but the multi-room white mansion is believed to be unoccupied.

All of the curtains are drawn and the ‘Z’ logo is still visible on the side of the building.

Epstein reportedly had the warped idea of using the ranch for inseminating women with his sperm with the aim of creating a ‘master race’. (EDITORS NOTE: As far as I know this is unconfirmed, sounds a little sci-fi but in 2020 nothing is a surprise anymore.)

Creepy images of the idyllic ranch show all the gardens in seemingly perfect condition, with luscious green lawns, shrubs, and large trees.

Investigators are now believed to be probing claims made by a number of women, who say they were trafficked and abused at the ranch.

The infamous ranch stands idle as mystery surrounds its manager, who allegedly vanished after pedophile Epstein hanged himself while awaiting trial on child sex trafficking charges.

One source claimed Brice Gordon and his wife Karen, who have been listed at the Stanley address since the early 2000s, allegedly “disappeared” after Epstein’s death last year, with locals speculating they moved to New Zealand.

But another source told The Sun this week the couple could still be at the property, choosing to lay low since Ghislaine’s arrest this week.

“Brice and Karen are originally from New Zealand and many thought they had moved back, but they are believed to still be maintaining the ranch,” a source said.

“They also have a rental in Santa Fe which they lease to a friend, and appear to be keeping a very low profile.

 A red truck is seen parked on the property, with staff still working at the ranch, overseen by Epstein's estate
A red truck is seen parked on the property, with staff still working at the ranch, overseen by Epstein’s estate Credit: BACKGRID
 There are no animals left on the land, which was once a working ranch with cattle and horses
There are no animals left on the land, which was once a working ranch with cattle and horses. Credit: BACKGRID
 A giant greenhouse, still full of plants and equipment, is seen at the property surrounded by greenery
A giant greenhouse, still full of plants and equipment, is seen at the property surrounded by greenery. Credit: BACKGRID

“There used to be horses and cattle on the land, but there are no animals as the stables and fields remain empty.

“There is never any answer at the intercom and the large double gates are surrounded by an array of signs warning against trespass,” following a recent break-in.

Once a playground for Epstein and his alleged ‘madam’, Ghilslaine, who reportedly threw lavish dinner parties and frolicked in the indoor pool with famous visitors, it is now mostly deserted.

A red truck is the only vehicle seen parked near the garages in the entrance way to the hilltop mansion, while a row of colorful farm machinery is kept undercover close to the workers’ cottages, a mile from the main house.

A large greenhouse stands idle, and a beautiful fountain in the courtyard, once enjoyed by guests, has been shut off.

Locals are annoyed the ranch has not been raided, but investigators from the Attorney General’s Office have been working since last year to assist lead federal prosecutors – by interviewing those listed in Epstein’s infamous ‘Little Black Book’.

Epstein’s address book, which featured 1,510 contacts, including staff, alleged victims, celebrities and politicians, some of which say they never met the pedophile, first emerged in court after Epstein’s former property manager, Alfredo Rodriguez, tried to sell it for $50,000. Gawker then published it in 2015.

In a statement, Matt Baca, Chief Counsel for the Attorney General’s Office, told The Sun this week: “Our office has provided investigative evidence to assist lead federal prosecutors, and the New Mexico Attorney General is asking that the Zorro Ranch be seized by federal authorities.”

 All curtains and blinds at the ranch are drawn and the gardens and in seemingly perfect condition
All curtains and blinds at the ranch are drawn and the gardens and in seemingly perfect condition. Credit: BACKGRID
 A number of colorful farming vehicles are seen neatly parked at the well-kept property
A number of colorful farming vehicles are seen neatly parked at the well-kept property. Credit: BACKGRID

It is not yet known who they have spoken to, or what evidence has been delivered to the Southern District of New York, which is continuing the investigation into the late financier’s alleged co-conspirators.

But an important legal hurdle has to be overcome as property can only be seized in criminal cases in New Mexico, which may explain the delay.

Zorro Ranch is also still being run by Cypress Inc, a company linked to Epstein.

Frank Fisher, public affairs specialist for the FBI’s office in Albuquerque, told The Sun there are “no announcements” yet regarding any investigation.

Angie Poss from the Land Office told The Sun she is worried the investigation is taking too long and any physical evidence may have been removed or even destroyed.

She is also concerned the information uncovered thus far may not be enough.

Poss, who was turned away at the gates when her agency attempted to inspect the site last year, says Brice and Karen never returned her calls.

Her office canceled a lease agreement for 1,200 acres, and Cypress Inc attempted to sue before reaching a non-monetary settlement.

 Hector Balderas, Attorney General of New Mexico, ordered his office to conduct an investigation into Zorro Ranch with evidence being handed over to federal prosecutors
Hector Balderas, Attorney General of New Mexico, ordered his office to conduct an investigation into Zorro Ranch with evidence being handed over to federal prosecutors. Credit: Brent Lewis/The Denver Post via Getty Images
 The workers' cottages are a mile from the main house, but appear empty after Epstein's death
The workers’ cottages are a mile from the main house, but appear empty after Epstein’s death. Credit: BACKGRID
 A no trespassing sign is seen at the wooden gate to the private road after a recent break-in
A no trespassing sign is seen at the wooden gate to the private road after a recent break-in. Credit: BACKGRID

“We’re still asking the same question the entire time, why is this the only property where the FBI hasn’t taken any action?” she said.

“I’m pretty frustrated that it wasn’t raided, and that was a feeling throughout our office, that nothing ever happened.

“I have been following it pretty closely, and there’s a little bit of renewed interest since Ghislaine was arrested, but I think documentary film crews have found out more about New Mexico than our State Attorney General has.”

She added: “Brice and Karen are nowhere to be found, and some folks were arrested for attempting to break-in, they stole something, I don’t know how they got in.”

According to The Santa Fe New Mexican, those arrested were relocating from California to Santa Fe when they decided to stop by and see what they could pick up.

Melanie Villegas, 25, and her husband Daryl Carson, 31, each face one charge of nonresidential burglary, criminal damage to property, possession of burglary tools, and larceny.

 Virginia Giuffre -center - is among victims who claim they were trafficked and abused at Zorro Ranch
Virginia Giuffre -center – is among victims who claim they were trafficked and abused at Zorro Ranch. Credit: Reuters
 Workers' cottages are also seen on the land, situated a mile down the hill from the main mansion once occupied by Epstein
Workers’ cottages are also seen on the land, situated a mile down the hill from the main mansion once occupied by Epstein. Credit: BACKGRID

Santa Fe County sheriffs busted the pair after they allegedly drove onto the land in a black Dodge truck.

They were accused of breaking into a storage container and taking a “radiator of a French antique Citroën car that was converted into a mirror with glass shelving,” worth about $500.

When quizzed by cops, Villegas admitted they stopped by the secluded estate after seeing it featured in the Netflix documentary, Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, about the pedophile’s twisted life.

The Santa Fe New Mexican names two members of staff who still work at Zorro Ranch – security guards Amber Chavez and Cynthia Cano.

Security guard Chavez first spotted the couple on the land, and as they attempted to drive away, she warned them: “Don’t do that, I have a gun and the police are on their way,” according to the police report.

The Sun can reveal both guards are also listed in Epstein’s ‘Little Black Book’ and are believed to have worked at the ranch for years.

The couple, who have been released on $2,500 unsecured appearance bonds, denied having any weapons in their truck, but a deputy found two firearms, along with a crowbar and bolt cutters.

They are expected to appear in Santa Fe County Magistrate Court on July 8.

The Sun has reached out to Chavez and Cano, along with Brice and Karen, who did not return our calls.

Maxwell’s Alleged Victims Expected to Speak at Bail Hearing

IVAN PENTCHOUKOV 
July 13, 2020

Alleged victims of the longtime associate of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein are expected to testify at the defendant’s arraignment and bail hearing, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Alison Moe.

One or more of the victims are expected to ask the court to keep Ghislaine Maxwell detained pending trial, Moe wrote in a memo (pdf) opposing Maxwell’s request to be released on bail.

Maxwell was charged on July 2 in connection with her alleged role in enticing, grooming, and sexually exploiting girls as young as 14. She has denied the charges and plans to defend herself in court.

Two of the alleged victims had not spoken to law enforcement until 2019. Their stories, according to the prosecutors, share remarkably similar details about Maxwell.

“The powerful testimony of these victims, who had strikingly similar experiences with Maxwell, together with documentary evidence and witness testimony, will conclusively establish that the defendant groomed the victims for sexual abuse by Jeffrey Epstein,” the prosecutors’ memo states.

A coroner ruled that Epstein committed suicide in 2019 while in federal custody awaiting trial for sexually trafficking minor girls.

Epoch Times Photo
Jeffrey Epstein in a March 28, 2017, file photo. (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP)

Maxwell’s attorneys had previously argued that their client’s wealth and citizenship in multiple countries are insufficient rationale for denying their client bail. The defense also rejected a claim by the prosecutors that Maxwell has been effectively hiding out at a New Hampshire estate.

The prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York doubled down on the allegation that Maxwell was hiding out. A guard who had been hired to protect Maxwell told the FBI that she had never left the property during his time on the job. Instead of venturing out, Maxwell provided her security guard with a credit card under the name of the same limited liability company used to purchase the estate and sent him to make purchases for the property, according to the prosecutors.

In arguing that Maxwell should not be granted bail, the prosecutors noted that during the FBI’s raid of the New Hampshire property, Maxwell could be seen through a window retreating further inside the house. After she was captured in one of the interior rooms, agents sweeping the house found a cellphone wrapped in aluminum foil, an apparent attempt to avoid detection by authorities, according to the court papers.

Maxwell, a former girlfriend of Epstein, came under the spotlight on the heels of Epstein’s reported suicide. She claims to not have been in contact with him in more than a decade.

Maxwell is charged with enticing and conspiring to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, transporting minors with the same purpose, and perjury. Given her age, she faces the prospect of spending most of the rest of her life in prison.

Maxwell’s attorneys had argued that she’s not a flight risk because she has significant emotional ties to the children of her siblings who reside in the United States. The prosecution countered in the July 13 memo that her extended stay at the New Hampshire property means she was capable of maintaining the relationships remotely. 

Another factor adding to Maxwell’s flight risk, the government noted, is that France, one of the countries where Maxwell has citizenship, doesn’t extradite its citizens. Maxwell’s attorney had also listed a property outside the United States as a guarantee of her bail, which prosecutors say would be difficult to recover and sell if the defendant flees. The prosecutors also say Maxwell’s list of six unnamed guarantors with unknown financial means is insufficient.

“Instead of attempting to address the risks of releasing a defendant with apparent access to extraordinary financial resources, who has the ability to live beyond the reach of extradition in France, and who has already demonstrated a willingness and ability to live in hiding, the defendant instead proposes a bail package that amounts to little more than an unsecured bond,” the government memo states.Follow Ivan on Twitter: @ivanpentchoukov

Ex-Reddit CEO Ellen Pao Admits ‘We Knew’ About Ghislaine Maxwell Sex Trafficking Underage Girls

Paul Joseph Watson
6 July, 2020

Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao admitted in a tweet “we knew” about Ghislaine Maxwell sex trafficking underage girls but attended a party where Maxwell was present anyway.

“Pao, a former partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, said Maxwell was at the firm’s holiday party in 2011, more than two years after Epstein was first convicted of soliciting sex from a 14 year old,” reports Business Insider.

“[Maxwell] was at the Kleiner holiday party in 2011, but I had no desire to meet her much less have a photo taken with her,” Pao tweeted last night.

“We knew about her supplying underage girls for sex, but I guess that was fine with the ‘cool’ people who managed the tightly controlled guest list.”

Ex Reddit Ceo Ellen Pao Admits 'we Knew' About Ghislaine Maxwell Sex Trafficking Underage Girls

As Mike Cernovich notes, Al Gore was also at the event where no spouses were allowed.

After Pao was asked to elaborate on her tweet, she placed her Twitter account on lockdown.

After her tweet garnered media attention, Pao tried to clarify it by noting that Maxwell had been accused by victims of taking part in the abuse as early as March 2011.

“To be clear, the press had described her as supplying underage girls for sex, but she had not been charged so I guess it would be more accurate to say we ‘suspected’ v ‘knew,’” said Pao in a follow up tweet.

Ellen K. Pao

When another Twitter user accused Pao of appearing to be “fine” with it, Pao responded, “What I said made no difference here.”

Ellen K. Pao

During that period, Jeffrey Epstein had been keen on pursuing relationships with Big Tech leaders and dined with the likes of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Google cofounder Sergey Brin in March 2011.

Epstein also met with Microsoft founder Bill Gates multiple times following Epstein’s first conviction for sex crimes in 2008.

Maxwell is currently in prison after being arrested by federal agents on Thursday at her secretive New Hampshire home.

According to reports, she may be willing to give up information on big names who were complicit in Epstein’s activities in exchange for a plea deal, although Epstein was reportedly willing to do the same and was found dead less than a month later.

SOURCE: https://summit.news/2020/07/06/former-reddit-ceo-ellen-pao-admits-we-knew-about-ghislaine-maxwell-sex-trafficking-underage-girls/

Jeffrey Epstein & Ghislaine Maxwell Are Just The Beginning: This Goes Much Deeper

Arjun Walia
July 3, 2020

Jeffrey Epstein’s confidant, Ghislaine Maxwell, has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to persuade minors to travel and engage in sex acts as well as enticing and transporting a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts. Many of Epstein’s victims have mentioned Maxwell a number of times as Epstein’s right hand person. They have also stated that Maxwell has been involved in these sexual acts with minors along with Epstein.

She, as well as Epstein, attracted young girls by promising them money, fame, careers and more. In some cases they became very close with their victims, which has been seen as a form of brainwashing that has resulted in extreme trauma for many of their victims.

According to the BBC, Maxwell “assisted, facilitated, and contributed to Jeffrey Epstein’s abuse of minor girls by, among other things, helping Epstein to recruit, groom and ultimately abuse victims known to Maxwell and Epstein to be under the age of 18”.

How Deep This Really Goes

Epstein’s case goes beyond just the dealings involving Maxwell and himself, and the issue of trafficking very young children, and teenaged children, is much more widespread than Epstein. Epstein is being made out to simply be a rich billionaire with connections that allowed him to entice young women into his home to be sexually abused, but we really need to talk about just how widespread this type of abuse is among people who are made out to be idols, like multiple Vatican officials, politicians and celebrities.

There is reason to believe that Epstein’s his job was actually to entice powerful people within politics to have sex with young women and then ultimately entrap them, whether it’s with photographs or hidden cameras or thorugh other methods. For example, in an interview with Zev Shalev, former CBS News executive producer and award-winning investigative journalist for Narativ, the former senior executive for Israel’s Directorate of Military Intelligence, Ari Ben-Menashe, claimed not only to have met Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged madame Ghislaine Maxwell, back in the 1980s, but that both Epstein and Maxwell were already working with Israeli intelligence during that time period.

There are multiple allegations that Epstein was not only a pedophile involved in the trafficking of children, but actually an intelligence agent as well. This isn’t the only time “Defense” organizations have been implicated in this type of activity. In the recent past, multiple military personnel have been arrested, hundreds of Pentagon employees were found to be involved with child porn.

It’s also important to acknowledge that this isn’t the only example. Another great example would be the  NXIVM case, where multiple members were implicated in some shady activity. Billionaire Clare Bronfman was indicted on racketeering charges. These charges were connected to her role as “Operations Director” for NXIVM. Clare Bronfman is the daughter of Charles Bronfman, a Canadian/American businessman and philanthropist. A very powerful person.

Just like with the Epstein case, the Clinton’s are mentioned with regards to NXIVM as well.

The Rolling Stone reported:

“There are strange political connections as well. Mark Vicente, a documentary filmmaker and former high-ranking member of the group, testified at the trial of NXIVM head Keith Raniere that Clare Bronfman, the billionaire Seagram’s heiress and alleged benefactor of the organization, approached him and a few other members of the group to help her make a contribution to a Clinton campaign.” (source)

This kind of stuff is all over the place, and the theme involves high ranking people. As a paper published in European Psychiatry details:

Research eventually led to the Franklin scandal that broke in 1989 when hundreds of children were apparently flown around the US to be abused by high ranking ‘Establishment’ members. Former state senator John W DeCamp, cited as one of the most effective legislators in Nebraska history, is today attorney for two of the abuse victims. A 15 year old girl disclosed that she had been abused since the age of 9 and was exposed since the age of 9 and was exposed to ‘ritual murder’ of a new born girl, a small boy (who was subsequently fried and eaten) and three others.

There are many more examples that implicate the Royal Families of multiple countries, and many other shocking examples of elite level pedophile rings.

If you want to dive in a bit deeper into more research, I published an article a few months ago that goes a lot deeper.

To go down the rabbit hole even deeper on this, we have conducted an interview with a survivor of elite child sex trafficking/slavery. You can access the full interview and start your free trial HERE on CETV, a platform we created to help combat internet censorship and allow us to continue to do our work and get the word out about various issues and topics.

The Takeaway

There is so much evidence showing that the global financial elite (various members of upper tier politics, corporations, Hollywood, Royal Families, and people in positions of great power, the Vatican, etc.) are engaged in such behaviour, and quite a significant amount of them. This article doesn’t even represent the tip of the iceberg and the countless amounts of examples that are out there. This activity has been able to sustain itself because of the power people involved hold.

We are talking about people who have not only experienced a tremendous amount of trauma themselves most likely. So we have to ask ourselves, are you really surprised that our world economic and political systems are plagued with corruption? If these powerful people wanted to, they could come together, pool their resources and help the citizenry create a human experience where everybody thrives. Yet instead, we have a different experience, why? Why is their desire abuse and control? Why do we do the same in our individual lives at times?

Why do we keep participating?

If you watch our interview with Anneke Lucas, you will see how there is a very expansive and uplifting message that comes out of all of this, despite the disheartening subject matter. Human trafficking and child abuse represent the most untold stories of our generation, as they affect hundreds of thousands of people every year, many of them children. We are slowly coming to terms with the fact that this happens at elite levels, done by some of the most ‘prominent’ and powerful people. It’s time to talk about it, and it’s time to ask more questions. Let’s keep disclosure coming and continue to ask ourselves why were hand over our thoughts and power to people who are lacking morality, empathy, and have no desire to see the human race thrive.

The Silent War Continues: Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested, Virginia Giuffre Ordered to Destroy Evidence

Ryan DeLarme
July 2, 2020

Almost exactly one year ago the Underground Newswire published a piece entitled “Bombshell Epstein Disclosures Expose Human Trafficking in High Places” it was one of the more thorough investigative pieces on the man that the internet had to offer at the time, willing to go into darker territory than most, even venturing into murky but important areas of informed speculation. The piece easily ended up in the top three most viewed articles on our modest little site’s history and contained more than a little information on one Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffery’s confidant and partner in crime, who was finally arrested Thursday morning on a six-count indictment charging her with grooming young girls for sex.

After Epstein’s arrest, Maxwell went into hiding (though I suspect the NSA was aware of her location the entire time), only to emerge for a spontaneous photo op at an In and Out Burger back in August amidst the buzz of Jeffery’s sensational “Suicide”. The first picture of Ghislaine Maxwell in more than three years was staged by her close friend and attorney, Leah Saffian. Maxwell is reading a book in the picture but the title is not visible. The New York Post named the book as, The Book of Honor: The Secret Lives and Deaths of CIA Operatives.

For awhile we knew she was hiding out with boyfriend Scot Borgerson, 43, but other than that the details were scarce, until now.

The British socialite, 58, was arrested by the FBI in New Hampshire around 8:30 a.m., sources told The Post.

The just-unsealed indictment charges stem from Maxwell’s role “in the sexual exploitation and abuse of multiple minor girls by Jeffrey Epstein” as early as 1994, court papers say.

“The victims were as young as 14 years old when they were groomed and abused by Maxwell and Epstein, both of whom knew that certain victims were in fact under the age of 18,” the indictment says.

She is specifically accused of grooming three underage victims for sex with Epstein in places including his Upper East Side townhouse, Florida, New Mexico and London.

Maxwell is charged with six counts — conspiracy to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, enticement of a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and two counts of perjury.

Prosecutors also accuse Maxwell — a one-time girlfriend of Epstein’s — of repeatedly lying about her involvement in the financier’s sex trafficking ring during a 2016 deposition.

The US Attorney’s Office in Manhattan is expected to announce the charges at a noon press conference.

Epstein committed suicide in August while locked up in Manhattan on federal sex trafficking charges.

Prosecutors continued investigating his alleged crimes, leaving open the possibility that his associates could be arrested.

Maxwell went into hiding after the convicted pedophile’s death. Sources told The Post she was arrested in a house in the woods that she bought under an LLC in December. She’s worked to keep her whereabouts secret, hopping from place to place within the US, sources added.

Maxwell, the daughter of media mogul Robert Maxwell who also has an address in London, has long been accused of grooming young girls to have sex with Epstein and his inner circle of powerful pals.

One of the most vocal Epstein victims, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, accused Maxwell of recruiting her as a teen in a 2015 defamation suit that has since been settled.

Maxwell allegedly perjured herself during a deposition in Giuffre’s suit by claiming she knew nothing about Epstein having sex with underage girls.

Giuffre claims she was forced to have sex with Epstein and his close friend Prince Andrew.

Maxwell and Andrew have vehemently denied the claims.


Attorneys for alleged Jeffrey Epstein “sex slave” Virginia Roberts Giuffre were ordered Wednesday to destroy evidence from her case against Ghislaine Maxwell — as lawyer Alan Dershowitz was also denied access to the potentially explosive information.

Manhattan federal Judge Loretta Preska said she was “troubled” to learn during oral arguments last week that Giuffre’s lawyers, from the firm of Cooper & Kirk, had been given sealed records from her since-settled suit against Maxwell, who Giuffre claims recruited her to have sex with Epstein and his pals while she was underage.

The other men allegedly include Dershowitz, whom Giuffre is suing for defamation over his public denials of her accusations, including calling her a “certified, complete, total liar,” and who is counter-suing Giuffre for causing “serious harm … to his reputation, his business and his health.”

“As a practical matter, the Court would be surprised — shocked, even — if Cooper & Kirk was not in some sense ‘using’ the Maxwell discovery in its representation of Ms. Giuffre in her action against Mr. Dershowitz,” the judge wrote.

Preska also rejected claims by Giuffre’s lawyers that they were entitled to the evidence, obtained from her former attorneys at Boies Schiller Flexner, because they’d been hired to represent her in the Maxwell case.

The 13-page ruling said Cooper & Kirk “has not, from what the Court can tell, been actively working on the case.”

Preska directed the Cooper & Kirk lawyers to destroy the evidence, along with “any material, including work product, derived from” it, and to submit an affidavit afterward.

Preska also rejected a request by Dershowitz for access to “all filings and discovery materials, including third-party discovery” from the Maxwell case, saying that “it is not a targeted strike that Mr. Dershowitz proposes, but a carpet bombing.”

Although both cases are related, she said, “they are not coextensive” because Giuffre’s suit against the famed Harvard law professor “involves a much narrower range of conduct than what was at issue in her action against Ms. Maxwell.”

“The Court is thus skeptical that judicial economy would be served by handing Mr. Dershowitz a mountain of discovery from a separate case that may not even be relevant to his defense or to his counterclaims against Ms. Giuffre,” Preska wrote.

In a footnote, the judge also said that although she didn’t think Dershowitz would be “brazen” enough to release the evidence, she was concerned that he might be tempted “to be more cavalier with the sealed materials” to help defend his reputation.

“As a general matter, Mr. Dershowitz’s battle with Ms. Giuffre has proceeded in very public — and frequently toxic — fashion,” Preska noted.

Neither side returned requests for comment.

Ghislaine Maxwell STAGED In-N-Out Photo in Los Angeles with Her Close Friend and Attorney

By LOUISE BOYLE
August 19th, 2019

The first picture of Ghislaine Maxwell in more than three years was staged by her close friend and attorney, Leah Saffian, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively.

A photo of Maxwell, 57, was published last week at an In-N-Out Burger joint in Los Angeles, the day after DailyMail.com broke the world exclusive that Epstein’s alleged madam had been living under the radar at a Massachusetts mansion with her boyfriend Scott Borgerson for the past three years.  

The In-N-Out burger joint picture was published by the New York Post on Thursday after they obtained it from Saffian, 60.

In the picture, Maxwell is seen staring at the camera with a tray of food and two drinks. A dog, which is understood to be Saffian’s dog named Dexter, is at her feet. 

Maxwell is reading a book in the picture but the title is not visible. The New York Post named the book as, The Book of Honor: The Secret Lives and Deaths of CIA Operatives.

According to the photograph’s metadata, reviewed by DailyMail.com, the photograph is tagged with ‘Meadowgate’. Metadata provides information about the rights of the photograph to users. 

Saffian is president of Meadowgate Media Investments Inc, according to public records.  

The first picture of Ghislaine Maxwell in more than three years was staged by her close friend and attorney, Leah Saffian, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively. In the picture, Maxwell is seen staring at the camera with a tray of food and two drinks. A dog, which is understood to be Saffian's dog named Dexter, is at her feet
The first picture of Ghislaine Maxwell in more than three years was staged by her close friend and attorney, Leah Saffian, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively. In the picture, Maxwell is seen staring at the camera with a tray of food and two drinks. A dog, which is understood to be Saffian’s dog named Dexter, is at her feet
According to the photograph's metadata, reviewed by DailyMail.com, the photograph is tagged with 'Meadowgate'. Metadata provides information about the rights of the photograph to users
Saffian is president of Meadowgate Media Investments Inc, according to public records. According to the photograph’s metadata, reviewed by DailyMail.com, the photograph is tagged with ‘Meadowgate’. Metadata provides information about the rights of the photograph to users

DailyMail.com has reached out to Saffian for comment. 

According to the New York Post, the person taking the photo had surprised Maxwell, who has not spoken publicly on Epstein’s arrest or suicide. Maxwell apparently told an ‘onlooker’ at the In-N-Out Burger, ‘Well, I guess this is the last time I’ll be eating here!’ 

The New York Post’s original story reported that Maxwell had been spotted at the burger joint by a ‘regular’ diner who claimed to have recognized her from television, and asked: ‘Are you who I think you are?’

Rather than denying it or fleeing, Maxwell reportedly responded: ‘Yes, I am.’

Numerous media outlets, following up on the story, quoted the mystery diner from the pages of the Post. But in later editions online, the Post inexplicably dropped all mention of the diner’s serendipitous discovery, instead saying that Maxwell was merely surprised to have been found.

The release of the photo has been plagued with questions surrounding apparent inconsistencies.

The Mail on Sunday reported this weekend that one of America’s biggest outdoor advertising companies alleged that at least one photo of Maxwell had been altered.

Behind Maxwell can be seen a bus shelter displaying an ad for the movie ‘Good Boys’ which opened in the U.S. this past Friday.

There’s only one problem: That particular bus shelter has displayed a poster advertising the Providence St Joseph’s Medical Centre since July 28 – and continues to do so, according to Outfront Media spokeswoman Carly Zipp.

‘We think it was Photoshopped,’ says Zipp, in New York. ‘We do not have any records of this [‘Good Boys’ poster] being posted there.’

Outfront keeps meticulous records of exactly which posters are displayed at bus shelter locations across the US, but Zipp insists that at the bus shelter outside In-N-Out burger where Maxwell dined: ‘We have no record of ‘Good Boys’ ever being posted.

‘We had our installers check logs, and they even went out . . to check. There’s no evidence ”Good Boys” was ever posted.’  

Saffian and fellow barrister, Alun Jones QC, represented Maxwell's brother Kevin in the English courts
Saffian and fellow barrister, Alun Jones QC, represented Maxwell’s brother Kevin in the English courts
Kevin pictured shortly after being made bankrupt in 2007
Kevin Maxwell, is the brother of Ghislaine and the chosen successor of their late father, Robert Maxwell. Along with another brother, Ian Maxwell, the pair were charged with fraud in the mid-Nineties after allegedly plundering millions from the pension funds of Maxwell’s newspaper employees to prop up their indebted family business empire. He was acquitted in the case.

Maxwell, and other alleged co-conspirators, are now the focus for federal investigators following Epstein’s suicide in Manhattan jail cell last week.

Attorney General Bill Barr issued a stark warning to Epstein’s cronies. ‘Let me assure you that this case will continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein. Any co-conspirators should not rest easy,’ Barr said. ‘The victims deserve justice and they will get it.

Epstein, 66, was accused of arranging for girls, some as young as 14, to perform nude ‘massages’ and other sex acts, and of paying some of those girls to recruit others, between 2002 and 2005.

Epstein had employees who helped bring him girls, prosecutors have said, though none have been criminally charged.

Maxwell, 57, described as the ‘madam of the house’ by a former housekeeper at Epstein’s mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, has strenuously denied any wrongdoing.

Saffian’s social media accounts included pictures of her dog Dexter, who also has his own Facebook page and Instagram account. She owns properties in Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles, and San Diego.

The 60-year-old is a California native, according to a newsletter, titled ‘A Week in Legal London’ in 2017. She was admitted to the California State Bar in 1985.

‘She holds degrees from Amherst College (BA), Pepperdine Law School (JD) and Kings College (LLM). She was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1991 at Gray’s Inn. While in London she worked as a California lawyer, a Barrister in employment at Peters and Peters Solicitors and then was a Barrister/Tenant in chambers. During this time, she prosecuted and defended complex fraud trials and defended in extradition. She presently practices in California dividing her time between San Diego and Los Angeles representing dual nationals in the US; US companies establishing foreign trade and offices; and advising/appearing as an expert in US/UK legal issues,’ according to the newsletter

Saffian and fellow barrister, Alun Jones QC represented Kevin Maxwell for the firm Peters & Peters in the British courts, according to the Independent.  

Maxwell, has been living with her tech CEO boyfriend Scott Borgerson, 43, (pictured) at his secluded oceanfront property at the end of a long private road
Maxwell, has been living with her tech CEO boyfriend Scott Borgerson, 43, (pictured) at his secluded oceanfront property at the end of a long private road 
'She's become a real homebody, rarely ventures out. She's the antithesis of the woman who traveled extensively and partied constantly with Epstein,' said a source familiar with Maxwell's new life
‘She’s become a real homebody, rarely ventures out. She’s the antithesis of the woman who traveled extensively and partied constantly with Epstein,’ said a source familiar with Maxwell’s new life 

Kevin Maxwell, is the brother of Ghislaine and the chosen successor of their late father, Robert Maxwell. Along with another brother, Ian Maxwell, the pair were charged with fraud in the mid-Nineties after allegedly plundering millions from the pension funds of Robert Maxwell’s newspaper employees to prop up their indebted family business empire. Kevin and Ian Maxwell were acquitted in the case.

Robert Maxwell died in 1991 in mysterious circumstances after being presumed to have fallen overboard from his yacht, the Lady Ghislaine, in the Atlantic Ocean off the Canary Islands. 

This weekend, Maxwell’s sister, Christine Maxwell, was seen by the Daily Telegraph, checking out of a hotel in Beverly, Massachusetts, near to where her sister had been living in Manchester-by-the-Sea.

Maxwell, has been living with Scott Borgerson, 43, at his secluded oceanfront property at the end of a long private road.

Borgerson has continued to deny the relationship or that Maxwell had been living at the home.

Borgenson did not respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment when first contacted, but following publication he claimed: ‘I’m traveling abroad for business. Ghislaine Maxwell is not at my home and I don’t know where she is.’

A worker, who was involved in work on the extensive remodelling at the Manchester property, told DailyMail.com today that he had met Maxwell at the home around 2016. ‘I had limited dealings with her, it seems like he wanted to keep her in the background,’ the man, who declined to be named, said.

‘She’s become a real homebody, rarely ventures out. She’s the antithesis of the woman who traveled extensively and partied constantly with Epstein,’ another source familiar with Maxwell’s new life exclusively told DailyMail.com. 

A source close to the family also confirmed to DailyMail.com to having met Maxwell in the Cape Ann area on at least three occasions in busy locations that are popular with the local community.  

Jeffrey Epstein’s Body Claimed by Unidentified ‘Associate’

By Jonathan Dienst, Tom Winter and Pete Williams
Originally published @ NBCNEWS, Aug. 14, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein’s body has been claimed from the New York City medical examiner’s office, a source close to the investigation told NBC News on Wednesday.

Epstein, 66, was found dead by apparent suicide Saturday morning in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan. The center’s warden has been temporarily reassigned, and the two guards assigned to watch Epstein have been placed on leave.

Epstein wasn’t on suicide watch at the time of his death, multiple people familiar with the investigation have told NBC News. Attorney General William Barr has said that he was “appalled” by the development and that he has consulted with the Justice Department’s inspector general, who is also investigating.

The person who claimed Epstein’s body was described only as an “Epstein associate.”

After Epstein was arrested last month on charges of sex trafficking of minors and conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors, his attorneys asked U.S. District Judge Richard Berman to allow Epstein to post bond secured by a mortgage on his home in Manhattan.

According to court documents, they said the bond would have been co-secured by his brother, Mark Epstein, and a friend identified as David Mitchell.

Berman denied bond on July 18. About a week later, Epstein was found injured and in a fetal position in his cell, raising questions at the time of whether he had tried to kill himself.

On Monday, Berman complained in a letter to the warden, Lamine N’Diaye, that the federal Bureau of Prisons still hasn’t explained what he called the July “incident.” In a response later Monday, N’Diaye said that an internal investigation was completed on July 23 but that she couldn’t reveal any information because of the investigations into Epstein’s death on Saturday.

On Tuesday, Justice Department officials confirmed that N’Diaye had been reassigned.