The multimillionaire financier had been jailed since early July, when he pleaded not guilty to charges by NY federal prosecutors after an indictment accused him of running a sex trafficking ring of underage girls, some as young as 14.
But Epstein was found unresponsive on August 10 and soon declared dead. Federal prosecutors in NY are pursuing a parallel investigation into whether any of his associates will face charges for assisting him in what authorities say was his rampant sexual abuse of girls as young as 14.
New York-born Epstein worked as a teacher before moving into finance. While the neither the press release nor Barr's statement mention Epstein by name, the shake-up comes after Barr vowed to address how a high-priority inmate like Epstein could have died in federal custody.
A Certus Insights poll found 35% believe Epstein was murdered and 37% believe his death two weeks ago was a suicide. It said Kahn has also worked for decades for Epstein.
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As Reason reported, the dysfunction that the Justice Department has reportedly uncovered at the Metropolitan Correctional Center-guards reportedly fell asleep when they were supposed to be monitoring Epstein and falsified logs to cover it up-is commonplace and has been reported on by news outlets and watchdogs for years. "And on behalf of the Epstein victims I represent, I intend to fight for it".
In a statement on behalf of the estate, William Blum, counsel for the will's executors, said that appropriate procedures would be implemented to ensure that assets are properly managed and that claims against the estate are "fairly administered". Bloomberg News reported that the move could make it more hard for Epstein's alleged victims to sue his estate.
"I look forward to. a formal deposition where he will be given the opportunity to tell us everything he knows".
Last week, Barr said that he was "appalled - indeed, the entire department was - and frankly angry, to learn of the [prison's] failure to adequately secure this prisoner". "The FBI and the Office of Inspector General are doing just that", Barr added. He also vowed that his team "will get to the bottom of what happened at the [prison] and we will hold people accountable for this failure". But let me assure you this case will continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein. "Jeffrey Epstein should still be in a padded cell and under constant surveillance, but the justice system has failed Epstein's victims at every turn".