"Federal prosecutors revealed in court on Monday that authorities found "piles of cash," "dozens of diamonds," and an expired passport with Jeffrey Epstein's picture and a fake name during a raid of his Manhattan mansion earlier this month. "
"Epstein was arrested in New York on July 7 and charged last week with sex trafficking and sex trafficking conspiracy. He is alleged to have abused dozens of underage girls as young as 14 over a number of years. Monday's hearing concluded with Judge Richard Berman saying he needed more time before making a decision as to whether Epstein would be granted bail. He is expected to announce his decision on Thursday."
Prosecutors cited Epstein's mansions in New York, Palm Beach, New Mexico, and France, as well his as two private jets and 15 motor vehicles as examples of his massive wealth and mobility. In the bail memorandum, prosecutors said a search of his New York residence uncovered "an extraordinary volume of photographs of nude and partially nude young women or girls," some of which "appear to be of underage girls."
"Through all this, Epstein sat still as a statue with his hands clasped, resting under his chin. He had glasses on and was wearing a navy jail jumpsuit."