Disgraced Dead Billionaire Claimed Mafia-Linked Ninja Stalked Him

Reviled and now quite dead billionaire Jeffrey Epstein told police that a man dressed in ninja garb who had ties to the Gambino crime family was stalking him during his house arrest.

Epstein island...

Documents obtained by The Sun reveal that Epstein's lawyer shared this information in a letter to the State Attorney General Office while asking to modify his client's probation. The lawyer, Jack Goldberger, said that Epstein's security "intercepted a person who was dressed in black like a ninja and hiding in some bushes."

The security guards then chased the man to his car and recorded his license details, explained Goldberger.

Research of the man's license plate number apparently somehow linked him to (a) Gambino family figure(s), as per the Sun reporting that the ninja was  "in the mafia and had strong ties to the Gambino crime family"....

The AG office replied to Goldberger blasting him for even asking to have Epstein's sentence modified.

In one of these emails, a member of the office states that Epstein got "the deal of the century."

The Sun story is slightly confused, in our humble opinion. Missing all context, the ninja thing may be linked to Epstein's Florida case, the one that enabled him to get away cold with sexual battery against scores of underage women. When arrested recently he was held in jail -- there was no bail.

In the Florida case, Epstein ultimately received an incredibly lenient plea deal despite more than 40 minors coming forward

One-time Trump nominee for secretary of labor Alexander Acosta was the top federal prosecutor in Miami who cut that sweetheart plea deal in 2008 with the billionaire investor accused of having sex with dozens of underage girls.

As the U.S. attorney for Southern Florida, Acosta agreed not to file any federal charges against the wealthy financier, Jeffrey Epstein, if he pled guilty to state charges involving soliciting prostitution and soliciting a minor for prostitution.

Epstein ultimately received an 18-month sentence in county jail and served about 13 months — treatment that provoked outrage from alleged victims in the case.

Soon after the deal was cut in 2008, two women filed suit claiming that the decision to forgo federal prosecution violated a federal law — the Crime Victims Rights Act — because they and other teenagers Epstein paid for sex were never adequately consulted about the plea deal or given an opportunity to object to it.

File this one in WTF?

As we've noted in Manhattan MCC, Where Jeffrey Epstein Died, Such A Sh*thole, Even John Gotti Complained:

The billionaire sex-trafficking pedophile who magically metamorphosed into the most reviled/wanted man in America after he was arrested, although his crimes were laid bare for years -- hung himself at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC).

Jeffrey Epstein mugshot
 Jeffrey Epstein's last mugshot.

The very notion that the most high-profile inmate in modern American history could hang himself while in federal custody is patently ludicrous. That he could do it only weeks after an earlier, failed attempt truly carries us off the map. The conspiracy theories surfacing in this case almost seem warranted, and not just regarding Epstein's suicide.

Epstein was charged with sex trafficking in July and was at the MCC awaiting trial. (An investigation into his crimes continues to break news.) If found guilty, he faced up to 45 years in federal prison. Epstein had been on suicide watch after being found unconscious with marks on his neck in late July, not long after he learned that the judge had denied him parole. He was removed from suicide watch on July 29 and returned to the special housing unit, a segregated area of the prison with extra security. Epstein hanged himself and was found at around 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 10. An MCC official said that guards failed to check on him every 30 minutes, as protocol requires, and only one of Epstein’s two guards was actually a trained correctional officer.

Epstein’s self-destruction could not have REMOTELY surprised anyone who knows anything about the MCC, which for decades, has been uniquely decried for its filthy, horrendous conditions—which include vermin infestations, substandard medical care, violence, and abuse by guards. Not only the inmates and their attorneys complain. A United Nations human rights expert condemned the MCC for exposing its inmates to conditions akin to torture.

The rust-colored MCC—a 12-story building in Lower Manhattan that sits beside the federal courthouses and NYPD headquarters—is a federal facility that houses drug lords, Mafia bosses, and billionaire pedophiles, though most of its 800 inmates are there because they didn’t have enough scratch to meet bail or hire an attorney. The law has since changed...

The MCC is the Southern District of New York’s trophy room, where all the prized catches are displayed, meaning they are put there before and during trial. (The MCC is a jail, not a prison) Some big-name MCC residents include former Gambino boss John Gotti, financial fraudster Bernie Madoff, drug lord Joaquin (El Chapo) Guzman, and Epstein, the latest.

The fate of Rikers Island—another notorious New York City jail that’s been widely reviled—has been debated recently, with New York’s elected leaders and the mayor calling for the jail to be closed. One plan includes shuttering Rikers and shipping its inmates to four other jails in the City.

We wonder if the MCC is one of the four....

Inmates generally go from Rikers to the MCC when their trial begins. And once they visit their new MCC digs, they want to go back to Rikers. “When we first meet (our inmate clients), they’ll ask us if there is any way they can go back to Rikers because as terrible as the conditions are there, it can be worse at the MCC,” David Patton, head of the Federal Defenders of New York, a nonprofit that represents several hundred of the MCC’s roughly 800 prisoners, told NPR in a recent interview.

At around 7 pm on December 12, 1990, more than a dozen FBI agents and NYPD detectives arrived at the Ravenite Social Club in Little Italy and arrested Gotti, consigliere Frank (Frankie Lock) Locascio, underboss Salvatore (Sammy the Bull) Gravano, and Thomas Gambino, Carlo 's son and the captain who ran the Garment District.....

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