A network of powerful defenders
For decades, Jeffrey Epstein, the finance whiz who has been charged with sex trafficking, moved with open ease between the planet's highest echelons of power and what prosecutors portray as a sordid world of recruiting and sexually abusing teenage girls.
He met with leaders of the top universities and research labs, traveled with presidents and princes, and managed money for leading business figures. He said the minimum investment he would handle was $1 billion.
Even as dozens of wom...