FBI Investigating ‘Uncharged Individuals’ in Epstein Case, Court Filing Shows

By Bowen Xiao
Bowen Xiao
Bowen Xiao
Bowen Xiao is a New York-based reporter at The Epoch Times. He covers national security, human trafficking and U.S. politics.
July 26, 2019 Updated: July 29, 2019

Federal prosecutors involved in the case of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein are investigating additional suspects linked to the financier, according to a July 25 court filing.

The revelation came in a government protective order that seeks to keep “certain documents and materials” under wraps so as not to “impede if prematurely disclosed, the Government’s ongoing investigation of uncharged individuals,” the document stated.

The filing did not reveal any names of the uncharged individuals. It had also been signed by Epstein’s lawyer, Martin Weinberg.

Epstein has connections to numerous high-profile people in Hollywood and politics, including former President Bill Clinton, former Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Barak, the UK’s Prince Andrew, actor Kevin Spacey, and director Woody Allen.

The government said that while they do intend to produce some of the documents in Epstein’s case, it “would risk prejudicial pretrial publicity if publicly disseminated” adding that they are not authorized to be disclosed to the public beyond “that which is necessary.”

They said the documents contained sensitive, confidential, and “personal identifying information.” Epstein is currently being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center while he awaits trial.

Federal prosecutors have also subpoenaed Epstein’s personal pilots, people familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal on July 26. Investigators are trying to interview Epstein’s employees after he was charged with one count of sex trafficking of minors and one count of conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors.

Some of those people told the Wall Street Journal that the grand jury subpoenas were served against the pilots earlier this month, after Epstein was arrested on July 6. A lawyer for one of the pilots confirmed to the outlet that such a subpoena had been issued, but declined to provide further details.

Epstein Found Injured

Epstein was reportedly found injured in his cell recently and in a fetal position, anonymous sources close to the investigation told NBC New York. He also had marks on his neck and was semi-conscious.

The financier may have attempted to hang himself, two sources told News 4. A third source, meanwhile, said the injuries were not serious and questioned if the incident was an attempt by Epstein to get a transfer out of the jail.

Assault has also not been ruled out, as one other inmate was questioned. That individual has been identified as Nicholas Tartaglione, two sources said.

Epstein’s bail request was denied on July 18 by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman during a brief hearing in a Manhattan federal court.

The judge said he rejected Epstein’s proposed bail package, describing it as “irretrievably inadequate.” Epstein had requested to stay at his Manhattan mansion under house arrest and with armed guards paid out of his pocket. Epstein also said he was willing to sign a bail bond of $100 million or more.

Berman said the “heart” of his decision was based on Epstein being a danger to the community, as well as a flight risk. He also cited the short testimony from two alleged victims at the previous hearing, who urged Berman not to release Epstein.

Court documents state that Epstein sexually exploited and abused dozens of minor girls at his homes in Manhattan and in Palm Beach, Florida, among other locations.

Bowen Xiao
Bowen Xiao is a New York-based reporter at The Epoch Times. He covers national security, human trafficking and U.S. politics.