New documents reveal that Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted pedophile, had a list of contacts consisting of powerful individuals.
Epstein was plotting a scheme with JPMorgan in which he help them gain wealthy clients on a fee-splitting basis.
The Daily Mail obtained emails provided to the government of the Virgin Islands by Epstein’s estate. Epstein, who owned two islands, died in 2019 while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
It should be noted that Epstein had associations with wealthy and influential people, not all of whom were his clients.
The documents confirm previously known connections, such as Britain’s Prince Andrew, who was mentioned by Epstein in 2011 while trying to convince JPMorgan to invest in a fund that he also wanted Microsoft founder Bill Gates to invest in.
In 2011, Epstein wrote to bank executives, saying, “I am also aware JPM has a colorful array of clients so a client relationship is much less problematic than an institutional joint venture.”
Epstein was already a convicted sex offender at this time in 2011.
Tech billionaire Peter Thiel met Epstein several times. Sony Music chair Tommy Mottola confirmed that he met with Epstein.
Epstein’s frequent meetings with Gates are noted, as Epstein tried to rope Gates into his businesses.
While trying to convince JPMorgan executives to invest in a fund he proposed to oversee, he wrote them that the fund would “Allow Bill (Gates) to have access to higher quality people, investment, allocation, governance without upsetting either his marriage or the current sensitivities of the current foundation employees.”
“I cook it slowly, adding various ingredients, almost fully cook it and then want to turn it over to you,” he wrote.
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In proposing the fund, he wrote, “Though membership in the ‘club’ could be known the gifts can be given anonymously. This will fulfill the wishes of many that have spoken to Bill about wanting to do things but not wanting the publicity.”
A report in The Wall Street Journal alleged that Gates had an affair with a Russian bridge player named Mila Antonova and that Epstein hinted at the affair while trying to get Gates to invest in a fund he was trying to establish at the time. The Journal said it was told the tale by “people familiar with the matter.”
The documents note that Epstein’s connection to Woody Allen included months in which there were multiple meetings between the two men.