A federal judge denied bail Thursday for Jeffrey Epstein, meaning the jet-setting financier and accused child sex trafficker will remain behind bars likely for many months while awaiting his trial.
U.S. District Judge Richard Berman, who is presiding over the case, shot down the defense’s request that Epstein be allowed out on house arrest inside his Manhattan mansion, citing the possible danger that Epstein posed and agreeing with prosecutors that Epstein was a significant flight risk.
“I find that the government has established danger to others and to the community by clear and convincing evidence,” Berman said in his ruling. “I doubt that any bail package can overcome danger to the community.”
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