A federal judge in New York has just made a huge ruling in Jeffrey Epstein’s high-profile sex trafficking case.
On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Richard Berman called Epstein a “danger to others and to the community by clear and convincing evidence,” as well as a flight risk and has denied the Palm Beach Billionaire bail.
According to WPTV, prosecutors said a search of Epstein’s New York home safe turned up a bogus passport that listed a Saudi Arabia residence, along with piles of cash and dozens of diamonds.
Epstein’s lawyers had wanted him released on house arrest to his $77 million Manhattan mansion and equipped with a GPS monitoring device. They also said he was willing to pledge at least $559 million as collateral.
WSJ noted, Epstein has been in custody at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan since his July 6 arrest.
He pleaded not guilty last week to sex-trafficking counts stemming from what federal prosecutors allege was a years long scheme to procure and sexually abuse dozens of girls.