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Epstein’s Island, ‘Little St. Jeff’s’: A Hideaway Where Money Bought Influence

Aug 28, 2019 - The New York Times

ST. THOMAS, V.I. — Jeffrey Epstein once described the United States Virgin Islands as “my favorite place to be.”

When he was there, Mr. Epstein had a knack for getting his way, according to public records and interviews with residents and local officials.

Mr. Epstein, the accused sex trafficker who committed suicide in a Manhattan jail this month, used these islands as a personal and corporate hideaway, negotiating lucrative local tax breaks even as he faced federal investigati...