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Disgraced American billionaire and political insider Jeffrey Epstein was reported dead on Saturday morning from an apparent suicide in a New York City jail.
The New York Times reports:
Mr. Epstein hanged himself and his body was found this morning at Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan at roughly 7:30.
Manhattan federal prosecutors last month charged Mr. Epstein, 66, with sex trafficking of girls as young as 14, and details of his behavior have been emerging for years.
According to ABC News:
WATCH: ABC News Special Report: Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide overnight in his Lower Manhattan jail cell where he had been held pending trial on federal sex trafficking charges, three law enforcement officials told @ABC News. https://t.co/62ck8x1HNG pic.twitter.com/Ugd5VZjHZj
— ABC News (@ABC) August 10, 2019
On Friday, as Common Dreams reported, a trove of legal documents were unsealed as part of a pending legal case against Epstein—a convicted sex offender who has also been accused of running a sophisticated sex trafficking operation of young girls that involved wealthy and powerful men.