A lawyer for Jeffrey Epstein’s estate claimed in a hearing on Tuesday that the attorney general of the US Virgin Islands is blocking the multi-millionaire perv’s estate from paying his victims.
Bennet Moskowitz, who is representing Epstein’s estate, said Attorney General Denise George’s lawsuit and liens she’s filed against the estate have left him unable to release money to a victim’s compensation fund.
“The attorney general for the Virgin Islands has decided for whatever reason to impede the program,” Moskowitz said at the hearing in Manhattan federal court.
Moskowitz added that the estate needs access to the money “to pay lawyers, housemen … people to cut the grass. Time is of the essence with the program.”
The fund would distribute Epstein’s money to his victims confidentially — but George has blocked it, in part, because other victims may miss out on payments, she said in a statement Tuesday.
“The Attorney General’s Office has opposed the approval of the fund as currently proposed because it lacks fairness, accountability, impartiality and sensitivity to victims at a level they deserve,” George said in the statement.
“Further, victims who have not yet come forward or who may not wish to use the fund must be supported and protected, with funds for counseling and for their claims, too. Pursuant to my responsibility to the laws of the Virgin Islands, there must be full accountability, not only of the Estate, but those who participated in, facilitated, and covered up Epstein’s crimes,” she added.
Epstein hanged himself from his Manhattan prison bed in August while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
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