I’ve followed a lot of criminal cases where things break down. Usually, it’s at the detriment of an innocent defendant. Sometimes, as in this case, it is the guilty who benefit from incompetence. In almost every case the injustice is only corrected after the efforts of one or more skillful, persistant attorneys. That’s what happened here.
I always thought Epstein got his money from managing other people’s wealth. Turns out most of his money came from lying, cheating, and stealing. Epstein was a narcissist, a psychopath, and a pedophile. He abused women of all ages, but primarily he took advantage of underage, adolescent girls. The way he treated these women was appalling. His entire existence seemed to be focused on one and only one endeavor, his own sexual gratification.
The sad part of Epstein’s story is that he was allowed to continue his abuse with impunity. He had the money to throw at people to make things go away. He had connections with people in high places that allowed him to skirt accountability. There is also the possibility that he had compromising information on some of those same people. The fact that he was brought down by his victims banding together, was a just resolution.
Epstein might have remained an anonymous
Before Epstein committed suicide, he prepared a will that shielded his assets from his victims. I hope the victim’s lawyers are successful in their attempts to get compensation for their clients. I also hope that Epstein’s enablers, like Ghislaine Maxwell, face charges for their role in Epstein’s crimes.