A 2007 letter to the Florida State Attorney’s office claims that Jeffrey Epstein helped set up the Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Global Initiative and during plea negotiations, his lawyers had emphasized his close relationship with Bill Clinton.
Lawyers for billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein once claimed he co-founded the Clinton Foundation as they touted his relationship with the former president during plea negotiations.
In an attempt to boost Epstein’s image before he was sentenced for soliciting an underage girl for prostitution in 2008, his attorneys tried to emphasize his close ties with Bill Clinton, Fox News reports.
A July 2007 letter to the South Florida State U.S. Attorney’s office, written by lawyers Alan Dershowitz and Gerald Lefcourt, claimed that Epstein had been part of the original group that set up the Foundation’s Clinton Global Initiative, focusing on ‘some of the world’s most pressing challenges.’
They also mention Clinton was a guest of Epstein who hosted a trip to Africa in 2002 on his private Boeing 727 – dubbed ‘Lolita Express’ – on behalf of the charity.
The plea deal negotiations were eventually successful and Epstein ended up serving just 13 months in prison and a year’s home detention. He is a registered level three sex offender.
Flight records prove that the former president took dozens of trips on the jet which one woman, who claims to be a victim of Epstein, says was set up with a bed where some guests had group sex with young girls.
Jeffrey Epstein is not listed in any of the official paperwork of the Clinton Global Initiative as either its founder or director. But there is evidence that the billionaire supported the Clinton Foundation financially.
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, reported data from a whistle-blower, that $81 million had been routed from HSBC Swiss accounts to The Clinton Foundation – including money from Epstein.
Epstein, who had various Swiss accounts with HSBC totally $3.5 million, transferred $25,000 to the Foundation in 2006.
Neither Epstein’s lawyer’s nor the Clinton Foundation responded to requests for comment.
It is not the first time details of Bill Clinton and Jeffrey Epstein’s relationship has come to light.
Clinton, 69, spent enough time aboard disgraced the Wall Street mogul’s ‘Lolita Express’ airplane – nicknamed for the film and book Lolita about a professor falling in love with a 14-year-old that he should be eligible for frequent flyer miles, according to flight logs.
The logs show Clinton took 26 trips aboard Epstein’s Boeing 727 jet, more than double the 11 flights previously known. (For more visit our Epstein section)