Federal prosecutors say Epstein, 66, should be denied bail because there are no conditions under which a man with his money and worldwide connections could be prevented from fleeing the country if he was released.
He labelled the well-connected Epstein, 66, a flight risk and danger to the community, saying he should remain incarcerated until he is tried on charges that he recruited and abused dozens of underage girls in NY and Florida in the early 2000s.
OSU said it received a $1,000 gift from Epstein in 1990 to the Wexner Center for Arts Membership Fund. Epstein's reported private foundation, the COUQ Foundation, made a $2.5 million gift to support the Woody Hayes Athletics Center in 2007.
The hedge fund manager had a social circle that over the years included Donald Trump before he became USA president, former President Bill Clinton and Britain's Prince Andrew.
Judge Richard M. Berman said he'll rule Thursday whether Epstein can be freed with a strict bail package, but he noted at the outset of two-hour hearing there was a presumption in cases involving sexual abuse of children that a defendant will remain locked up.
More than a decade ago, Epstein signed a non-prosecution deal in Florida pleading guilty to state charges of soliciting a minor for prostitution. Those victims were also not notified of the plea deal Epstein received, a breach of federal law.
Epstein pleaded not guilty last week to federal sex trafficking charges in NY. Epstein has been a notoriously private person during his career in shady high finance, but a recent Business Insider story runs down his various real estate holdings that are a matter of public record - many of which are central to the charges against him.
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The Latest on the sex trafficking charges against wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex Rossmiller also revealed Monday that authorities found "piles of cash", "dozens of diamonds" and an expired passport with Epstein's picture and a fake name during a raid of his Manhattan mansion following his July 6 arrest. Rossmiller said that the bail proposal that Epstein's team is making would allow him to live in a "gilded cage".
Last week, prosecutors said in a court filing that Epstein made payments to potential witnesses a year ago in an apparent effort to influence them.
One deputy who often worked Epstein's detail said that his assignment was to stay in a front reception room of Epstein's office.
One of Epstein's lawyers, Martin Weinberg, told Berman on Monday that Epstein needed to be out of jail so he and his lawyers could prepare their defence. (Edwards acknowledged it's no longer constructive what extra or less work he turned into as soon as genuinely doing.) Throughout that time, Edwards acknowledged, Epstein turned into as soon as allowed to have guests.
That plea deal was overseen by the then-U.S. attorney in Miami, Alexander Acosta, who resigned as the Trump administration labor secretary on Friday amid growing criticism surrounding the way he handled the agreement, according to the AP.