August 9, 2019 / 7:04 PM / 10 days ago

Court releases documents related to financier Jeffrey Epstein

NEW YORK, Aug 9 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday unsealed about 2,000 pages of documents related to Jeffrey Epstein, the U.S. financier facing charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of underage girls.

The documents were released by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan, as part of a defamation lawsuit by Virginia Giuffre, one of Epstein’s accusers, against Ghislaine Maxwell, a longtime friend of Epstein.

Epstein has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of sex trafficking in girls as young as 14, relating to conduct from at least 2002 to 2005. (Reporting by New York Newsroom Editing by Bill Rigby)

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