Interviews from victims and law enforcement as well as, details of the investigation into Jeffrey Epstein. The world’s bestselling author James Patterson has written a non-fiction book along with journalists John Connolly and Tim Malloy on the billionaire pedophile and his heinous sex crimes. You will get the full story when you read James Patterson’s Filthy Rich.
After interviewing current and childhood friends, acquaintances, neighbors, business associates, employees, lawyers, law enforcement officials and families of the victims; Patterson, Malloy, and Connolly collaborated to investigate and answer numerous questions about the bizarre Jeffrey Epstein sex traffic ring of minors and his lack of jail time.
In order to protect the victims, they changed the names and identities of the girls involved. ADVISORY: This book is a very descriptive true crime story, it reveals the disturbing details of what led up to and what actually took place during these sex crimes.
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Jeffrey Edward Epstein
An American financier and convicted sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein posed for his last mugshot on July 6th, 2019, he was 66. He had been in the news for more than ten years when he was arrested for allegedly, sex trafficking underage girls in New York and Florida between 2002 and 2005. If convicted he would have been looking at a maximum prison sentence of forty-five years. He hung himself while incarcerated at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York on August 10th, 2019.
Epstein had a knack for numbers. He started off teaching math and physics and then got into banking and finance. That led him to recover stolen money from crooked brokers and lawyers, working for clients who embezzled money and consulting very wealthy people, companies, and governments, including a Saudi Arabian businessman. He also charged ridiculously rich people a flat fee to help them avoid paying taxes. Epstein acquired his wealth from access and skill. At least that’s what I understand. Nobody really seems to know how he made all that money or if he truly was filthy rich.
Money, Power, and Sex
Supposedly, Epstein was a billionaire who maintained addresses in Manhattan, Paris, New Mexico, and Palm Beach. He even owned a mansion on his own island, St. James, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Additionally, he owned a couple of jets, a Rolls Royce, a Bentley, nine Mercedes-Benz, and several Harley Davidson motorcycles.
He was close friends with Prince Andrew, Donald Trump, heads of state, Nobel prize winners, and other billionaires. He once flew Bill Clinton to Africa on his own Boeing 727.
On March 15th, 2005, Palm Beach investigators sought to charge Epstein and two of his assistants with crimes tied to his sexual conduct with underage females in his home. Five alleged victims and seventeen witnesses were interviewed. He plead guilty in 2008 for procuring a juvenile for prostitution and felony solicitation of prostitution in Florida. Epstein served only thirteen months in county jail and he was allowed to leave for work six days a week. I guess it really is “Who you know”.
Filthy Rich (2016)
James Patterson writes a true crime story about his Palm Beach neighbor Jeffrey Epstein., a rich and powerful registered sex offender that had a taste for very young girls. He allegedly abused hundreds of underage girls, some under the age of sixteen and had only a few lawsuits and a very short amount of jail time.
Included in this story are original police interviews with the alleged victims, as well as details of Epstein’s investigation. One of the most scandalous criminal investigations in Palm Beach history.
Jeffrey Epstein’s high powered attorneys arranged a plea bargain for Epstein who avoided some serious charges. This story examines all sides of the case, it shows us how the government handled the prosecution, how money and power can get you anything as well as the awful ways in which the system failed these young girls.
A Few Details From the Book
The book starts off with fourteen-year-old ‘Mary’ as she’s fussing about looking nice and making a good first impression. She is about to earn an incredible amount of money. She was headed to the mansion in Palm Springs to meet with Epstein and give him a “massage”. Mary was just one of many girls employed by Jeffrey Epstein, who claims he only has a ‘thing’ for massages.
One of the young girls claimed that Epstein would pay her just to hang around the house or swim in the pool but she had to be naked. Another said that Epstein would turn girls away for being too old or a little overweight. He once sent flowers to a girl at her high school.
He was a predator whos sex addiction and lust lead him to the abuse of hundreds of young girls. When police searched Epstein’s home in 2005 they found nude photos of some of the victims hung up on the walls and genital shaped bars of soap. There was a hidden camera in a clock that he used to snap pictures of all those girls. The photos were found on his computer. Epstein had a perverted sexual craving which eventually lead to his demise.
James Patterson’s Filthy Rich is a good book for those of you that enjoy true crime. If you read the papers or heard some of the Epstein story and want to read the full story, give this a try. I would really like to see your review of this book. Check out Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich on Netflix and leave your comments below, don’t forget to subscribe and have a wonderful day. Happy Reading!