Disgraced Financier Epstein Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

Posted on August 10, 2019 6:41 am

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Updated 4:01 p.m. Aug. 10.

NEW YORK – Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead Saturday after an apparent suicide in the New York jail cell where he was being held without bail on sex-trafficking charges, and a source said he was not on suicide watch at the time of his death. 

Epstein, 66, was found unresponsive in his cell in the Special Housing Unit of the Metropolitan Correctional Center and transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, which operates the lower Manhattan jail, said in a statement. 

The source, who was not authorized to speak on the record, said Epstein, a well-connected money manager known for socializing with politicians