Jeffrey Epstein signed his will just 2 days before killing himself: report

Jeffrey Epstein signed his will just 2 days before killing himself: report
Mugshot of Jeffrey Epstein.

Jeffrey Epstein signed his will on Aug. 8, just two days before his death in federal custody, according to a new report from the New York Post, which obtained a copy of the documents.

The will has been filed in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Post found.

Epstein hanged himself in his jail cell at the Metropolitan Correction Center in Manhattan, according to the city's medical examiner. The circumstances around his death as he faced charges of running a sex trafficking ring have stirred public interest and extensive questions. Attorney General Bill Barr has said that both the FBI and the Justice Department inspector general are looking into his death. Early reports indicated that the guards in charge of monitoring Epstein neglected to check in on him the night he killed himself.

Epstein put his assets into a trust, according to the Post.

"The multimillionaire convicted pedophile was worth $577,672,654, or about $18 million more than he previously stated in court papers when futilely trying to land bail on federal sex-trafficking charges, the new documents show," the Post explained. "There are no details on the trust’s beneficiaries. The court papers note that Epstein’s only potential heir was his brother, Mark Epstein. But the will adds that Mark only had a claim to his brother’s extensive holdings if Jeffrey hadn’t left behind the document."


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