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“In Past Ties Between Leslie Wexner and Jeffrey Epstein, Troubling Questions About Elite Philanthropy” Prof. Illingworth is quoted extensively

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.

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Published On: August 22, 2019 |
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