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Jeffrey Epstein was moving ‘a lot of dough’ in an investment fund linked to an ex-girlfriend’s husband

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In a new twist in the ongoing questions about where Jeffrey Epstein got his billions, Vanity Fair has details about a very close relationship he holds with the family of an ex-girlfriend.

Epstein once dated a former Miss Sweden for years, before she ultimately met her husband and had a family. Eva Andersson-Dubin, who is now a doctor, married billionaire founder of Highbridge Capital Management, Glenn Dubin. It’s thought that’s how Epstein was able to connect with Dubin’s investments.

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When Dubin sold off a piece of Highbridge to JPMorgan Chase for “an undisclosed amount,” Epstein got the fee, but a source close to Dubin disputes he had much of a roll outside the relationship itself. Dubin then introduced Epstein to other hedge fund managers. Things have changed now, the family said in a statement.

They “are horrified by the new allegations against Jeffrey Epstein,” the statement said. “Had they been aware of the vile and unspeakable conduct described in these new allegations, they would have cut off all ties and certainly never have allowed their children to be in his presence.”

Vanity Fair reported that another former Highbridge portfolio manager, Daniel B. Zwirn, held $150 million in Epstein’s fund.

“Dubin prevailed upon Epstein to invest substantially in [Zwirn’s] fund, touting Zwirn’s reliability and business and investment acumen,” Epstein’s lawyers wrote in a court filing from 2010.

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Zwirn’s hedge fund ran into problems with the Securities and Exchange Commission when the chief financial officer illegally moved money around without authorization between international and domestic funds to help purchase a Gulfstream jet. Zwirn voluntarily informed the SEC of the transactions and liquidated the fund. Epstein sued to get his money back and won nearly all $150 million.

One day, Kusnan had a brief meeting with Epstein in his Manhattan mansion. A person who has heard the story recalled Kusnan being led into a small room by a butler. Epstein was sitting on “a raised platform, like a throne, with two strikingly gorgeous young Eastern European women standing beside the chair.” Epstein “dismissed” the butler, then “walked backed to his office and sitting on the fax machine was the signed paperwork” from Epstein agreeing to the multi-million-dollar investment.

It’s still unclear how exactly Epstein made the majority of his billions, but these investments provide a glimpse into some of it.

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Read the full details at the Vanity Fair.

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Doctors treat Ruth Bader Ginsburg for tumor on her pancreas: SCOTUS spokesperson

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this week had underwent a procedure to treat a tumor from her pancreas, a court spokesperson tells Washington Post reporter Robert Barnes.

According to the Court, "the tumor was treated definitively" with radiation "and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body."

The 86-year-old Ginsburg late last year underwent surgery to treat lung cancer and she returned to the bench this past February.

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REVEALED: Trump associate Felix Sater gave Osama bin Laden’s phone numbers to the feds

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The Russian businessman Felix Sater has been linked to Trump family enterprises for years. He was central to the effort to bring Trump Tower to Moscow. He also worked on the Trump SoHo condominium hotel in the mid-aughts.

During that time, Sater also worked as an informant for the FBI and CIA and aided prosecutors on various cases. He started working with the FBI in 1998, after he was caught in a stock-fraud scheme, reports the Wall Street Journal.

That's been previously reported. But what the WSJ found is that a letter just unsealed from the government praises Sater for being an especially good collaborator.

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Judges ‘frustrated’ after lawyers for Trump’s banks refuse to say if they have his tax returns: CNN

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Lawyers representing two of President Donald Trump's main banks upset a three-judge panel at an appellate court in New York when they refused to reveal whether they are in possession of President Donald Trump's tax returns.

CNN reports that lawyers for Deutsche Bank and Capital One "frustrated" the judges after they repeatedly cited "contractual obligations" to justify not divulging information about the president's taxes.

"The three-judge panel was so frustrated by the lawyers' refusal to answer that at one point one of the judges suggested the appellate court might seek an order for the information," reports CNN. "After several minutes of argument on the subject, the panel directed the lawyers to file letters under seal within 48 hours saying whether the banks have Trump's tax returns."

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