Tag: Miami Herald

Before Arrest, Jeffrey Epstein Was Seen With Girls Exiting His Jet

Before Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest in July on sex-trafficking charges, federal authorities were looking into an allegation that he was seen as recently as November exiting his private jet in the United States Virgin Islands with girls who appeared to be underage, newly released documents show. The documents also show that the United States Marshals Service […]

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Jeffrey Epstein Is Dead. His Victims Still Deserve Justice.

Editors’ note: Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself on Saturday in a Manhattan jail, according to corrections officials. This editorial was originally published in early July, and while Mr. Epstein will never face trial, the investigations into his crimes and those of others must continue. On Friday, thousands of pages of documents were released offering more details […]

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How the Case Against Jeffrey Epstein Unfolded Over More Than a Decade

The sex-trafficking charges filed against Jeffrey Epstein this week in Manhattan underscored the long scope of the investigation into accusations that he engaged in sexual acts with girls, some as young as 14, in both his Upper East Side townhouse and his residence in Palm Beach, Fla. The allegations against Mr. Epstein stretch back to […]

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Examining Acosta’s Claims on the Epstein Prosecution

At a news conference in Washington, R. Alexander Acosta, the labor secretary and a former United States attorney in Florida, on Wednesday gave his account of how federal prosecutors dealt with allegations that Jeffrey Epstein had abused young women and girls, a case first handled by state prosecutors. Here’s how his version of events stacks […]

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The Jeffrey Epstein Case Was Cold, Until a Miami Herald Reporter Got Accusers to Talk

Julie K. Brown, an investigative journalist for The Miami Herald, expected to spend the week on the same emotionally brutal endeavor she has pursued for more than two years: interviewing women who say that, as girls, they were part of a sex ring run by the wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein. Months ago, she published a […]

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Who Protected Jeffrey Epstein?

On Monday, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York unsealed a 14-page indictment against Jeffrey Epstein, charging the wealthy financier with operating and conspiring to operate a sex trafficking ring of girls out of his luxe homes on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and in Palm Beach, Fla., “among other locations.” […]

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As the World Heats Up, the Climate for News Is Changing, Too

As Europe heats up, Greenland melts and the Midwest floods, many news organizations are devoting more resources to climate change as they cover the topic with more urgency. In Florida, six newsrooms with different owners have taken the unusual step of pooling their resources and sharing their reporting on the issue. They plan to examine […]

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Jeffrey Epstein Is Accused of Luring Girls to His Manhattan Mansion and Abusing Them

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Federal prosecutors appear to have resurrected a federal sex crimes case against the billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein by focusing on accusations that he sexually assaulted girls at his mansion in Manhattan — more than a decade after a widely […]

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Why the Trump White House Is Caught Up in the Jeffrey Epstein Scandal

By the time Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire financier and felon, was arrested on Saturday and charged with sex trafficking, he had been repeatedly accused of pedophilia and sexual abuse for more than a decade. But Mr. Epstein — whose acquaintances include two presidents and multiple celebrities — had until then avoided federal prosecution. Now, Mr. Epstein […]

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A Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist Was ‘Swatted’ but Survived. Here’s What He Has to Say About That

Screenshot: Miami Herald Leonard Pitts Jr., a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Miami Herald, was laying in his bed in Bowie, Md., early on Sunday morning when he woke up to a phone call. It was the police. The police told him they received a 911 call that he had murdered his wife. They instructed […]

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