Just two days before hanging himself in his Manhattan jail cell, Jeffrey Epstein signed his will. According to the court papers obtained by The Post, he left behind a nearly $600 million fortune.
These court documents were filed in the US Virgin Islands, where he owns two isles, on the 8th of August.
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The disgraced US financier was worth $577,672,654 with about $18 million more, which was shown to have been previously used to try to land bail on sex-trafficking charges, as shown by the new documents.
Epstein put all of his holdings in a trust, which he named The 1953 Trust, after the year he was born.
He put all of his holdings in a trust, called The 1953 Trust, after the year he was born. An anonymous source states that it is unusual that the signing of his will was done just days before he died.
His will was filed before the St. Thomas court officials. One of the two Brooklyn lawyers listed as a witness in the signing is Mariel A. Colon Miro. He was an attorney for drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” de Guzman and was once accused of flouting court rules when he passed the phone to the kingpin’s wife so she can communicate with her detained husband.
Miro denies these claims.
The legal expert of The Post, commented on Epstein’s lawyers likely filing his will in the Virgin Islands for secrecy and privacy.
The court papers show no more details of the trust beneficiaries. However, it is noted that Mark Epstein, Jeffrey’s brother, is only a potential heir to his estate. They will also note that he can only claim his brother’s extensive holdings if Jeffrey did not leave behind the document.
The will signed by Epstein is new and lists a collection involving Epstein’s erotic art collection, which still needs to be appraised. It is not clear whether the will supersedes another.
The will’s executors, Darren Indyke and businessman Richard Kahn, are both longtime employees of Epstein. A third man named Boris Nikolic is listed as an alternate. Each executor receives $250,000 for their work on the estate and was quoted “reasonable” expenses in addition to work related to the job.
All men were unable for interviews. Miro declined a request for his comments.