Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein's Upper East Side mansion is set to sell for roughly $50 million.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that Epstein's New York City townhome is nearly off-the-market. If sold, it would be one of the highest-priced home sales in the city during the last year.
The property had been on the market for months at $88 million, according to Wall Street Journal. The price was eventually lowered to $65 million.
The paper did not disclose the potential buyer.
The home was part of the federal investigation into Epstein as investigators raided it in 2019 as part of their investigation into child pornography and sex trafficking.
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Epstein was a convicted sex offender whose case has drawn national attention over allegations of pedophilia. He was initially sentenced in Florida state court, but served minimal jail time.
A decade later, Epstein was federally charged and died of an apparent suicide while in custody. Ghislaine Maxwell, an alleged accomplice of Epstein, was also federally charged. She is being held in jail as she awaits trial.
In recent court filings, Epstein's victims asked a judge to freeze the pedophile’s assets after the value of his estate decreased by more than $200 million in the final three months of last year.
The lawyer for these women asked the court to “immediately freeze all assets, all accounts and cease all payments until a new plan is agreed upon to ensure that the money in the Epstein estate goes exclusively to sexual abuse victims of Epstein.” The request was in support of the emergency motion.
A fund set up to compensate Epstein's victims has paid out more than $57 million, lawyers said. However, some attorneys dispute that claim and say the figure is much less.
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