A federal judge in New York ruled on Thursday that financier Jeffrey Epstein will remain in jail during his prosecution on sex trafficking charges, this after his request to be released on bail was denied.

Epstein, 66, had offered to collateralize any of the assets from his self-estimated $559 million fortune, saying he would live in isolation in his Manhattan mansion, and pay for private security to ensure he remained inside and that no one entered unless authorized by the courts. But prosecutors warned that Epstein could easily flee or attempt to interfere with their witnesses.

Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Berman ordered Thursday that Epstein remain at the Manhattan Correctional Institute as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York seeks his conviction on child sex trafficking and conspiracy charges. 

Jeffrey Epstein Loses Fight for Release on Bail

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