BUSTED:  Jeffrey Epstein caught paying $350,000 for witness tampering in child sex trafficking scandal

Convicted sex offender Jeffery Epstein -- a longtime close friend of President Donald Trump -- paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in a witness tampering scheme, The New York Times reported Friday.

"Jeffrey Epstein, the financier facing sex-trafficking charges in New York, was accused of witness tampering on Friday by federal prosecutors, who said he wired $350,000 to two people who were potential witnesses against him," the newspaper reported.