FBI Agents Used a Saw To Open a Safe in Jeffrey Epstein’s Mansion To Find What Was Inside

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FBI agents that searched Jeffery Epstein’s Manhattan mansion had to use a saw to open a locked safe.

TW: This article contains details that some people may find upsetting.

The revelation was made as part of Ghislaine Maxwell’s on-going trial.

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Scroll on to find out what was inside…

Now Jeffrey Epstein, who made a name for himself with elite investment bank Bear Stearns, before founding his own investment firm, was first convicted for a range of crimes in 2005.

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Then, in 2008, he was convicted of running an underage p*********** ring connected to a number of high-powered individuals. Epstein served just thirteen months for this conviction.

From there, it got worse…

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On July 6th 2019, Epstein was arrested again for trafficking minors in the states of Florida and New York and was held awaiting trial in a New York prison.

This was a huge breakthrough for many of his victims.

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Epstein had managed to get away with vile and criminal acts for the majority of his life, most likely a result of his money and social clout. For his victims, there was finally hope of justice being served.

And many believed his conviction could uncover other high profile and wealthy sex offenders.

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Epstein had numerous friends in high places, many of which were known to travel to his elusive island, where the majority of his crimes took place.

One of them controversially being Prince Andrew from the British Royal Family.

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Of course, all of Epstein’s high-profile friends have denied any involvement in this scandal, but people aren’t too convinced.

However, before Epstein could dish the dirt on his friends…

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He was found dead in his Manhattan prison cell, apparently as a result of hanging.

It was ruled as suicide, though some people aren’t convinced by that.

But because of the nature of his crimes, plus the connections Epstein had to the political and social elite, some have other suspicions about what really happened.

Anyway, in the months following his death, the investigation fell silent.

Progress seemed to be sparse, but then, the release of Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich on Netflix catapulted the whole thing back into the spotlight.

Victims spoke out about what they had endured.

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They each gave detailed similar, yet horrifying tales of being assaulted while giving Epstein and his friends “massages”.

It also outlined the involvement of Epstein’s ex-girlfriend and close friend…

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Ghislaine Maxwell.

Now, in the months following Epstein’s death, Maxwell remained firmly hidden and out of the public eye…

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And, at that time, she wasn’t reprimanded or publicly questioned for her involvement in the scandal.

But, it was reported in July 2020 that Maxwell had finally been arrested by the FBI in New Hampshire.

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She was taken to a hearing where she was described as a flight risk, so was therefore ordered to remain in custody while being transferred to New York for a detention hearing.

Maxwell was charged with the crimes of enticement of minors and the trafficking of underage girls.

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She also faced many other charges.

Including repeatedly lying about her involvement in the trafficking ring during a 2016 deposition.

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If found guilty, Maxwell could be facing thirty-five years behind bars though, of course, the disgraced socialite has always remained valiant in her innocence by pleading not guilty.

As you’d expect, Maxwell’s time in prison hasn’t been an easy one.

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The former socialite’s lawyer, Bobbi Sternheim, argued that Maxwell is facing tougher jail conditions than inmates convicted of murder or terrorism.

Sternheim said Maxwell is effectively being kept in solitary confinement and is “excessively and invasively” monitored twenty-four hours a day.

Along with video surveillance in her cell, cameras also follow her movements when she is allowed to leave it.

Earlier this year her lawyer spoke out about her jail condition in the hopes that it could gain her some sympathy.

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Though it didn’t work as effectively as he’d hoped.

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During a court hearing just 2 week prior, Sternheim renewed Maxwell’s request for bail ahead of her trial on November 29th.

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In the court documents, she described Maxwell’s jail as “inappropriate,” Yahoo reported.

“The surveillance rivals scenes of Dr. Hannibal Lecter’s incarceration despite the absence of the cage and plastic face guard,” she wrote.

The Guardian added that Sternheim also said that “Maxwell’s conditions of detention for the past 16 months continue to be reprehensible and utterly inappropriate for [a] woman on the cusp of turning 60 with no criminal record or history of violence,” when speaking of her time at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.

“It is unwarranted, unrelenting, and utterly inappropriate,” Sternheim wrote.

“[She] has been subject to physical and emotional abuse by the correction officers, poor and unsanitary living conditions, insufficient nutrition, difficulties reviewing the millions of legal discovery documents in the case against her, and sleep deprivation.”

Maxwell also spoke out herself.

Maxwell reportedly told the Daily Mail: “I used to take a shower every day but I’ve stopped because of the creepy guards who stand close and stare at me the whole time. I used to go to the loo with an open sewer drain and a friendly rat would regularly visit.”

“I told the guards, but nothing was done until the rat popped out and charged a guard who screamed in terror.”

“Finally, the sewer drain was covered.”

Maxwell has repeatedly appealed for bail…

All have been rejected so far.

The opening arguments of Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial have since started.

And she appeared to be pretty relaxed about the situation.

Although she wore a mask throughout the proceedings, Maxwell could be seen laughing and chatting to her defence lawyers…

Which included Leah Saffian, Christian Everdale, and Bobbi Sternheim, who she talked to during the hearing.

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Her actions have caused many to feel as though she’s remorseless for the crimes she’s been charged with.

The trial is now well underway and many more shocking revelations are emerging.

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Jeffery Epstein’s former housekeeper took to the stand on the fourth day to reveal how he and fellow staff members followed a booklet of rules…

Former housekeeper, Juan Alessi, spoke about the booklet of rules while being questioned by the trial prosecution.

Alessi worked for Epstein and Maxwell at Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion between 1990 and 2002, Ladbible reports.

Alessi described the fifty-eight page booklet, which was used as evidence, as “degrading.”

The booklet contained a number of rules and orders that staff members at the mansion were required to follow.

The booklet told staff that “unobtrusive is the key” and ordered them to “smile,” the outlet reports.

It also instructed them to “never disclose Mr. Epstein or Ms. Maxwell’s activities or whereabouts to anyone” and to “see nothing” and “say nothing.” 

Alessi told prosecutors that Maxwell instructed staff to never look Epstein in the eyes and to answer questions while looking away from him.  

Under the rules in the booklet, staff members were also reportedly not allowed to wear “strong perfume” or “aftershave lotion.”

Alessi then detailed to prosecutors that in 1994 he was required to collect a teen girl from school and take her to Maxwell which later became a regular occurrence.

The girl was later identified as Jane, the pseudonym for one of the women who accused Epstein, to Epstein’s house. 

Alessi then recollected seeing Jane’s name and contact information on a directory for massage therapists and driving her to a plane that both Maxwell and Epstein were board.  

Alessi further revealed that following Epstein’s massages, which took place 3 times per day towards the end of his employment, he would be required to make the bed.

“It was at all times. Massages in the morning, massages in the afternoon, some massages after dinner, after the movies,” he said. “They were 10, 11 o’clock at night.”

The FBI have also played a part in the trial as they released unseen images from inside of Epstein’s Palm beach mansion.

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The photos were submitted into evidence by prosecutors in Maxwell’s trial as show areas from around Epstein’s home including his bedroom and bathroom.

They were taken during a FBI raid on the Florida mansion in 2005.

The photos appear to show several drawings of naked women displayed on the walls.

A framed drawing that appears to be of Ghislaine Maxwell was also on the wall.

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And further shots used as evidence appear to show Maxwell and Epstein’s alleged desks.

The FBI also searched Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan mansion in 2019.

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In a search that took place over 2 days, July 6 and 7, 2019, FBI agents discovered a locked safe that they had to use a saw to open.

Kelly Maguire, a FBI special agent and leader of the team that searched Epstein’s Manhattan home in 2019, spoke a Maxwell’s trial yesterday.

Insider reports that Maguire explained the search warrant for the home was executed a few days before Epstein’s arrest. 

Maguire said at the trial that her team tried to ring, but after receiving no answer, they forced their way into the building.

Maguire explained that her team found the safe during the search, which took twelve hours in total, located in a dressing room on the building’s 5th floor. 

When asked if the safe was open when they located it, she answered that they “brought a saw.”

After opening the safe using the saw, the contents were revealed.

Maguire testified that they found hard drives, CDs, diamonds, and passports inside of the safe.

However, the warrant did not authorize them to seize the hard drives and CDs, so she had to leave them. Once Maguire had been able to obtain a suitable warrant, they return to retrieve the hard drives but found they were gone.

Following that Maguire explained that she called one of Epstein’s attorneys, Richard Kahn, who she informed that she had a warrant for the hard drives and CDs.

Kahn arrived at her office later with 2 suitcases containing the items, and members of her team checked them to ensure they were the same ones found during previous search.

The trial continues…