Accused sex trafficker and convicted prostitution client Jeffrey Epstein is dead, but many questions about his financial ties to business mogul and mega-philanthropist Leslie Wexner live on. Details about their two-decade-long relationship are murky, and the transfers of large amounts of money and high-value property between the businesses and charitable foundations of the two men remain a mystery.
According to a Bloomberg Opinion article by Joe Nocera, the entire corpus of Epstein’s oddly named C.O.U.Q. Foundation came from Wexner, for instance. And just before starting a 13-month prison sentence in 2008, even after Wexner claims to have distanced himself and his foundation from Epstein, Epstein gave Wexner’s YLK Charitable Fund close to $47 million, mostly in the form of Apple stock.