Goldman Sachs veteran dealer Michael Daffey is seen on this undated handout picture, in London, Britain.
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Former high-ranking Goldman Sachs govt Michael Daffey purchased a New York Metropolis mansion this month for a whopping $51 million from the property of the late convicted intercourse prison Jeffrey Epstein, his spokesman stated Tuesday.
“Mr. Daffey had by no means beforehand been within the dwelling nor ever met its proprietor, however he’s an enormous believer in New York’s future and can take the opposite facet of all of the individuals who say the town’s finest days could also be prior to now,” stated Stu Loeser, Daffey’s spokesman.
The sale of the 28,000-square-foot Manhattan townhouse generated revenue for Epstein’s property, jump-starting a fund set as much as pay self-identified victims of the mysterious cash supervisor who was accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage ladies.
The fund had halted compensation presents to victims’ payouts earlier than the acquisition as a result of the property was low on money. However the funds resumed on the heels of the sale of the seven-floor, 40-room Higher East Aspect residence final week.
A residence belonging to Jeffrey Epstein at East 71st road is seen on the Higher East Aspect of Manhattan on July 8, 2019 in New York
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Daffey paid for the mansion with money and a bridge mortgage, Loeser stated.
Daffey retired from Goldman this month after 28 years with the agency. He had been chairman of the funding financial institution’s international markets division.
Enterprise Insider first reported Daffey was the client of the property, which initially was listed with an $88 million asking worth.
On Monday, Epstein’s former Palm Seaside, Florida, mansion and property was offered by his property for $18.5 million to the developer Todd Michael Glaser.
About $10 million from the sale of the Manhattan mansion went to the Epstein Victims Compensation Fund, which as of final week had acquired greater than 175 claims, and had paid out greater than $65 million to eligible claimants, in keeping with the fund’s administrator, Jordy Feldman. Individuals who have already registered their claims have till March 25 to file a request for compensation.
“I’m happy to report that the Program can now resume full operations after this unlucky and surprising month-long delay,” Feldman stated final week.
“I’m wanting to proceed the necessary work of this Program, and stay deeply dedicated to making sure that each one eligible claimants obtain the compensation and validation they deserve.”
Jeffrey Epstein in Cambridge, MA in 1984.
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The British socialite Maxwell is also accused of perjuring herself in testimony taken as a part of a lawsuit by an Epstein accuser.
Maxwell, who has pleaded not responsible, is being held with out bail in a federal jail in Brooklyn.
Her trial is scheduled to start this summer time.