Jeffrey Edward Epstein (January 20, 1953 – August 10, 2019) was an American financier, socialite, and convicted sex offender.
Jimmy Cayne, the bank's later chief executive officer, supplied Epstein with wealthy clients and complex products.
Alan Greenberg, was the chief executive officer of Bear Stearns, whose son and daughter were going to Dalton School. Dalton, originally “Children's University School”, is a private, coeducational college preparatory school on New York City's Upper East Side. Epstein previously worked at the Children’s School in the late 1970s, where he allegedly showed inappropriate behavior toward underage students at the time. Epstein was dismissed from Dalton for "poor performance".
During Epstein’s time teaching, Alan Greenberg's daughter, Lynne Koeppel, had arranged a parent-teacher conference where Epstein influenced a Dalton School parent into advocating for him to Greenberg. Upon Epstein’s dismissal from the School, Alan Greenberg offered him a job at Bear Stearns.
Intercontinental Assets Group
In August 1981, Epstein founded his own consulting firm, Intercontinental Assets Group Inc. (IAG), which assisted clients in recovering stolen money from fraudulent brokers and lawyers. Epstein described his work at this time as being a high-level bounty hunter. He told friends that he worked sometimes as a consultant for governments and the very wealthy to recover embezzled funds, while at other times he worked for clients who had embezzled funds. Spanish actress and heiress Ana Obregón was one such wealthy client, whom Epstein helped in 1982 to recover her father's millions in lost investments, which had disappeared when Drysdale Government Securities collapsed because of fraud.
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Adnan Khashoggi was one of several defense contractors that Epstein knew. During the Iran–Contra affair, Epstein traveled between the United States, Europe, and Southwest Asia.
Epstein possessed an Austrian passport that had his photo but a false name. The passport showed his place of residence in Saudi Arabia.
By 1995, Epstein was a director of the Wexner Foundation and Wexner Heritage Foundation. He was also the president of Wexner's Property, which developed part of the town of New Albany outside Columbus, Ohio where Wexner lived.
Epstein made millions in fees by managing Wexner's financial affairs. Although never employed by L Brands, he corresponded frequently with the company executives.
Jeffrey Epstein told some people at the time that he was an intelligence agent. While in London, Epstein met Steven Hoffenberg. They had been introduced through Douglas Leese, a defense contractor, and John Mitchell, the former U.S. Attorney General.
Leslie Wexner is chairman and CEO of L Brands (formerly The Limited, Inc.) and Victoria's Secret. A year later, Epstein became Wexner's financial adviser and served as his right-hand man. Within the year, Epstein had sorted out Wexner's entangled finances. Epstein often attended Victoria's Secret fashion shows, and hosted the models at his New York City home, Herbert N. Straus House, as well as helping aspiring models get work with the company.
|Epstein managed Wexner's wealth and different projects such as the building of Wexner’s yacht the Limitless. Limitless is one of the world's largest private superyachts.|
Towers Financial Corporation
Steven Hoffenberg hired Epstein in 1987, as a consultant for Towers Financial Corporation, a collection agency that bought debts people owed to hospitals, banks, and phone companies. Hoffenberg set Epstein up in offices in the "Villard Houses" in Manhattan and paid him US$25,000 per month for his consulting work (equivalent to $56,000 in 2019).
Hoffenberg and Epstein were corporate raiders using Towers Financial as their raiding vessel. Hoffenberg and Epstein worked closely together and traveled everywhere on Hoffenberg's private jet. One of Epstein's first assignments for Hoffenberg was to implement a bid to take over Pan American World Airways in 1987 and Emery Air Freight Corp. in 1988. But their attempts proved unsuccessful.