"In Europa ci sono già i presupposti per l'esplosione di un conflitto sociale. Questo è il seme del malcontento, dell'egoismo e della disperazione che la classe politica e la classe dirigente hanno sparso. Questo è terreno fertile per la xenofobia, la violenza, il terrorismo interno, il successo del populismo e dell'estremismo politico."

mercoledì 31 luglio 2019

Assange e WikiLeaks assolti: non è illecito pubblicare documenti di pubblico interesse, anche rubati. Un tema caro ai lettori di "Uropia il protocollo Maynards"


Stati Uniti, i democratici perdono la causa contro Trump e Wikileaks per le email rubate
L'accusa era quella di aver cospirato e diffuso materiale dannoso per la campagna elettorale di Hillary Clinton nel 2016. Il giudice Koeltl ha stabilito che la pubblicazione di documenti veri e nel pubblico interesse, anche nel caso in cui siano stati rubati, è protetta dal Primo emendamento
di STEFANIA MAURIZI, 31 luglio 2019

Assolti. Dopo tre anni di accuse e un'incessante campagna di attacchi politici e mediatici, Julian Assange e la sua organizzazione WikiLeaks sono stati assolti dal giudice federale di New York, John G. Koeltl, per la pubblicazione delle email dei Democratici americani durante la campagna elettorale del 2016.

Il giudice Koeltl, che secondo quanto riporta la stampa americana è stato nominato proprio dai Democratici, ha stabilito che la pubblicazione di documenti veri e nel pubblico interesse, anche nel caso in cui siano stati rubati, è protetta dal Primo emendamento della Costituzione americana e pertanto 
non può essere punita.
Si tratta di un verdetto che riconferma un principio che negli ultimi decenni ha sempre garantito al giornalismo Usa di pubblicare documenti estremamente scottanti, anche quando la loro provenienza fosse discutibile, perché magari erano stati rubati o comunque prelevati illegalmente.

La sentenza arriva pochi giorni dopo la testimonianza di Robert S. Mueller davanti al Congresso sullo scandalo Russiagate. La pubblicazione delle email dei Democratici da parte di WikiLeaks che, durante la campagna elettorale del 2016, pubblicò centinaia di migliaia di email interne sia del Comitato Nazionale dei Democratici (DNC) sia del capo della campagna elettorale di Hillary Clinton, John Podesta, è da sempre l'episodio cruciale al centro del Russiagate.

A citare in Tribunale Julian Assange e WikiLeaks era stato proprio il Comitato Nazionale dei Democratici Usa che un anno fa aveva presentato una denuncia penale contro quella che i Dem sostenevano fosse una cospirazione tra la Russia, la campagna elettorale di Donald Trump e WikiLeaks per interferire sulle elezioni a danno della Clinton.

A parte Donald Trump stesso, i Democratici avevano denunciato tutti: la campagna di The Donald, il figlio Donald Trump Jr, il misterioso 
professore Joseph Mifsud - avvistato per l'ultima volta a Roma e poi sparito nel nulla - il controverso consigliere di Trump, Roger Stone, e altri personaggi finiti al centro del Russiagate. L'accusa, secondo l'azione legale dei Democratici, era quella di aver cospirato e diffuso materiale particolarmente dannoso per la campagna elettorale di Hillary Clinton.

La sentenza di oggi, però, assolve WikiLeaks per la pubblicazione delle email, che rivelarono indubbiamente storie importanti, come il fatto che il Comitato dei Democratici non agì affatto in modo neutrale durante le primarie e boicottò Bernie Sanders a favore della Clinton, una rivelazione questa che portò alle drammatiche dimissioni del capo della campagna dei Dem, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, proprio alla vigilia della Convention democratica.

E le email di Podesta rivelarono anche per la prima volta i discorsi a porte chiuse della Clinton ai giganti della finanza americana. Pochi mesi prima delle elezioni, il New York Times aveva chiesto invano a Hillary Clinton di rendere pubblici "i discorsi lautamente pagati tenuti di fronte alle grandi banche, che molti americani della classe media ancora incolpano per i loro problemi economici".

L'assoluzione di WikiLeaks è indubbiamente dovuta anche al fatto che organizzazioni con una grande reputazione in tema di libertà di stampa si sono costituite in tribunale a difesa del diritto di Julian Assange e di WikiLeaks di pubblicare documenti, anche quando la loro provenienza sia dubbia, purché siano veri e nel pubblico interesse. L'American Civil Liberties Union (Aclu), il Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP) e il Knight First Amendment Institute della Columbia University, infatti, hanno 
supportato sia Assange che WikiLeaks in tribunale, difendendo il loro diritto alla pubblicazione, "nonostante i vizi con cui i materiali siano stati ottenuti, purché chi li divulga non abbia partecipato ad alcun illecito nell'ottenerli", ha chiarito il giudice.

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mercoledì 24 luglio 2019

In arrivo una reviviscenza del terrorismo? L'Intervista profetica del Professor J. Maynards

In questi giorni in cui si sono succeduti l'omicidio politico di Walter Lübcke in Germania, attentati alle Ferrovie in Italia, e sono state scoperte organizzazioni terroristiche che pianificavano prossime operazioni, è inquietante rileggere la profetica intervista al Professor Maynards, nel terzo capitolo del libro, scritto tra il 2016 e il 2017 e appena pubblicato:



lunedì 15 luglio 2019

Ancora sui network pedofili internazionali di alto livello


Jeffrey Epstein: diamonds, cash and fake passport found in raid, prosecutors say

Accusers ask judge not to release him before trial and prosecutors say ‘many individuals’ have come forward who say they are victims

Victoria Bekiempis in New York

Mon 15 Jul 2019 21.01 BSTFirst published on Mon 15 Jul 2019 07.00 BST

Two Jeffrey Epstein accusers offered emotional entreaties in court on Monday, asking a judge not to release the financier before his trial on sex trafficking charges.
One alleged victim, who identified herself as Courtney Wild, said: “I was sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein, starting at the age of 14.”
The financier has been detained in an especially secure part of Metropolitan Correctional Center, a federal jail in lower Manhattan, since his arrest earlier this month for the alleged sex trafficking of minors.
Epstein, 66, pleaded not guilty last week. He appeared in court on Monday over his request for house arrest while awaiting trial – which prosecutors vehemently oppose. Judge Richard Berman did not issue a decision, saying he would do so on Thursday.
Prosecutor Alex Rossmiller said the case was getting stronger. Since the investigation, which he described as a “covert” effort that took months, was unsealed, he said “many individuals” who have identified themselves as victims or witnesses have come forward.

Rossmiller, who has repeatedly said Epstein’s wealth would make it possible for him to flee, also cited unknown factors surrounding Epstein’s finances.
During a search of Epstein’s Manhattan home, authorities found a “locked safe” containing cash, diamonds and an expired passport apparently with Epstein’s picture but a “name that was not his”. The passport, from the early 1980s, was from a “foreign country” and listed Epstein’s country of residence as “Saudi Arabia”.
It was also revealed in court that Epstein’s financial information disclosure, necessary for his bail request, ran to just one page.

Rossmiller said the document lacked information on Epstein’s assets, such as diamonds and art, “both of which were [found] in abundance” at his home.
The one-page document was unsealed. It listed Epstein’s net worth as $559,120,954, comprised of nearly $195m in hedge funds and private equity, $113m in equities, $57m in cash and $14m in fixed income, with six properties comprising the remainder.
The document also said the market value of his East 71st Street mansion was just under $56m, not $77m, as prosecutors have claimed.
Wild said publicity had not necessarily made it easier to come forward, as Epstein’s attorneys have argued in court.
“He’s a scary person to have walking the streets,” she said, with a reserved air, wearing a white shirt and black trousers as she addressed the judge.
The second accuser, Annie Farmer, stood and said: “I was 16 years old when I had the misfortune of meeting Jeffrey Epstein here in New York.”
She said it was difficult to come forward because of Epstein’s “wealth and privilege”. Berman asked if she was saying that Epstein engaged in sexual contact with her.
She said: “He was inappropriate with me.”
The judge asked if she would go into details.
She said: “I would prefer not to go into the details at this time.”
The attorney David Boies, who represents some Epstein accusers, told the Guardian: “This is a good judge and I know he will do what he considers the right thing.”
Lawyers for Epstein, who is a registered sex offender following a case in Florida 11 years ago, insist home detention and electronic monitoring and a mortgage-backed bond on his Manhattan mansion will be enough to stop him fleeing the country.
Since his 2008 guilty plea to state prostitution charges and subsequent 13 months behind bars, he has been a law-abiding citizen, they have argued.

Pressed by Berman on whether his clean post-incarceration record really indicates that he will stay out of trouble, Epstein lawyer Martin Weinberg said: “It’s not like he’s an out-of-control rapist.
“He does not fit within the paradigm,” Weinberg added.
Epstein’s legal team said they would offer his private jet as collateral and a trustee or trustees could be appointed to live in Epstein’s residence and report any violation. Weinberg also said Epstein would be willing to back his pretrial release with $100m.
Prosecutors cited the potentially thousands of nude and seminude photographs of young females authorities found while searching his home as proof that Epstein remained dangerous. Rossmiller said authorities had identified at least one person in those photos “who has identified herself as a victim”.
Prosecutors maintained that electronic monitoring would just shorten a head start if Epstein decided to flee and dismissed his house arrest pitch as a request to live in a “gilded cage”.
They also alleged that Epstein wired several hundred thousands of dollars “to influence” two possible witnesses.
Multiple accusers have asked prosecutors to seek Epstein’s detention throughout his case, prosecutors said.

Epstein, who purportedly had ties to Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew and other powerful men, is charged in a 13-page indictment with sex trafficking and sex trafficking conspiracy. It is alleged that some victims were just 14 years old.
Prosecutors contend that from 2002 to 2005, Epstein “sexually exploited and abused dozens of minor girls” and paid some victims to recruit others “in order to maintain and increase his supply of victims”.
These accusers were lured to provide massages “which would be performed nude or partially nude”, the indictment claimed, saying these massages would turn “increasingly sexual in nature, and would typically include one or more sex acts”.
Prosecutors have also claimed that at Epstein’s New York home, “the massage room is still set up the same way it was 15 years ago”, with sex paraphernalia and a massage table.
The New York case comes amid increasing scrutiny of Epstein’s prior case that was spurred by a bombshell Miami Herald investigation.
In 2007, Epstein and the US attorney’s office in Miami, then led by Alexander Acosta, brokered a deal that ended a federal investigation into allegations involving at least 40 teenage girls.
Acosta resigned as Trump’s labor secretary on Friday, following extensive criticism. Weinberg said the deal was approved by the justice department’s former criminal division head, as well as a former deputy attorney general.

Link originale: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/15/jeffrey-epstein-latest-house-arrest-request

martedì 9 luglio 2019

Zoom: un bug consente agli hackers di accedere alla nostra videocamera


LILY HAY NEWMAN, SECURITY 07.09.19, 11:18 AM

A ZOOM FLAW GIVES HACKERS EASY ACCESS TO YOUR WEBCAM

ZOOM HAS GAINED devotees—and a post-IPO boom—thanks to its dead-simple video conferencing tech. Joining a call is particularly easy; with the click of a meeting URL, the page automatically launches the desktop app, and you're in. But as security researcher Jonathan Leitschuh discovered, that seamlessness comes with a striking set of vulnerabilities for Zoom users on Apple computers—including one that could let an attacker hijack your webcam.

On Monday, Leitschuh publicly disclosed details of how an attacker could set up a malicious call, trick users into clicking a link to join it, and instantly add their video feed, letting them look into a victim's room, office, or wherever their webcam is pointing. In addition, Leitschuh found that attackers could also launch a denial of service attack against Macs by using the same mechanism to overwhelm them with join requests.

Zoom patched this DoS issue in a May update but for now is only adjusting its auto-join video settings, giving users a more prominent way of choosing whether their video feed automatically launches when they click a Zoom call link. Leitschuh says the new fix is not enough to address user privacy concerns or the underlying insecurity of the flow that allows Zoom to launch calls from meeting URLs so smoothly.

LILY HAY NEWMAN COVERS INFORMATION SECURITY, DIGITAL PRIVACY, AND HACKING FOR WIRED.

“Without the user giving any explicit consent nor taking any explicit action, they would be instantly dropped into a Zoom meeting,” Leitschuh says of a malicious Zoom call attack. "By default, Zoom shows video but doesn't send audio, though both settings are changeable. So depending on their video and audio settings, victims would potentially be immediately broadcasting themselves, perhaps even without their knowledge if they're not looking at their screen."

To demonstrate the severity of the vulnerability, Leitschuh published some proof-of-concept attack links; click on them and you'll automatically join a call. Since Zoom hasn't issued the update meant to address this yet, the demo still very much works.

lunedì 8 luglio 2019

Miliardario e filantropo: arrestato per pedofilia e traffico sessuale finanziere paladino di transumanismo ed eugenetica


Per coloro che avessero letto "Uropia il protocollo Maynards", le coincidenze contenute in questo articolo potrebbero essere sorprendenti.

Jeffrey Epstein
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jeffrey Edward Epstein (born January 20, 1953) is a convicted sex offender and financier.[1][2] Epstein began his career in finance at the investment bank Bear Stearns, before forming his own firm, J. Epstein & Co. Until his conviction for sex crimes in 2008, Epstein was a well-connected multimillionaire who moved among the financial, political, and cultural elite of society.[3]
In 2005, the Palm Beach police in Florida began investigating Epstein after a parent complained that he molested her 14-year-old daughter. Epstein eventually pleaded guilty and was convicted in a Florida state court in 2008 of soliciting a prostitute and of procuring an under 18 girl for prostitution. He served 13 months in custody with work release, as part of a plea deal, where federal officials had identified 36 girls as young as 14-years old who had been molested.[4][5]
Epstein was arrested again on July 6, 2019, on federal charges for sex trafficking of minors in Florida and New York.[6][7]
Early life
Epstein was born in 1953, in Brooklyn, New York to Jewish parents[8][9] Pauline (nee Stolofsky, 1918–2004)[10] and Seymour G. Epstein (1916–1991). His parents were married in 1952, shortly before his birth. Pauline worked as a school aide and was a homemaker. Seymour Epstein worked for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation as a groundskeeper and gardener.[11][8] Jeffrey Epstein is the older of two siblings. Epstein and his brother Mark grew up in the working-class neighborhood of Sea GateConey Island, Brooklyn.[12]
Epstein went to his local public school. He first attended Public School 188, and then went to Mark Twain Junior High School nearby.[12] In 1967, Epstein attended the National Music Camp at the Interlochen Center for the Arts.[13] He was a talented musician who learned to play the piano when he was five.[14] He graduated in 1969 from Lafayette High School at age 16 having skipped two grades.[15][16] Later that year, he attended classes at Cooper Union until he changed colleges in 1971.[15][17] From September 1971, he attended the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, but left without receiving a degree in June 1974.[15][16]
Career
Teaching
Epstein started working after the summer of 1974 as a physics and mathematics teacher at the Dalton School in the Upper East Side of Manhattan,[15] where (until he resigned effective June 7 of that year in protest of interference by the trustees)[18] Donald Barr had been the headmaster.[19] Epstein taught at the exclusive private school from the fall of 1974 until he was dismissed in June 1976.[20][21][22] While teaching at the school, Epstein became acquainted with Alan Greenberg, the chief executive officer of Bear Stearns, whose son and daughter were going to the school. Greenberg's daughter, Lynne Koeppel, pointed to a parent teacher conference where Epstein influenced another Dalton parent into advocating for him to Greenberg.[22] Greenberg, impressed with Epstein's smarts and drive for financial success, offered him a job at Bear Stearns.[14][23]
Banking
Epstein joined Bear Stearns in 1976 as a low-level junior assistant to a floor trader.[24] He swiftly became an options trader,[16] working in the special products division, advising high-net-worth clients on tax strategies.[16] Later chief executive officer, Jimmy Cayne, praised his skills. Four years after joining Bear Stearns in 1980, Epstein became a limited partner.[24] He was asked in 1981, for policy violations that are unclear, to leave Bear Stearns.[16][14] Even though Epstein departed abruptly, he remained close to Cayne and Greenberg and was a client of Bear Stearns until it collapsed in 2008.[24]
Financial consulting
In August 1981, Epstein founded his own consulting firm, Intercontinental Assets Group Inc. (IAG),[25] which assisted clients in recovering stolen money from fraudulent brokers and lawyers.[14] Epstein described his work at this time as being a high-level bounty hunter. He told friends that he worked sometimes as a consultant for governments and the very wealthy to recover embezzled funds, while at other times he worked for clients who had embezzled funds.[26][14]
Epstein also stated to some people at the time that he was an intelligence agent.[27][28] Whether this statement was truthful or in jest is not clear. During the 1980s, Epstein possessed an Austrian passport that had his photo but a false name. The passport showed his place of residence in Saudi Arabia.[29][30] U.S. Florida District Attorney Alexander Acosta who handled Epstein's criminal case in 2008 stated that he had been told that Epstein "belonged to intelligence", was "above his pay grade" and to "leave it alone".[31]
During this period, one of Epstein's clients was the Saudi Arabian businessman Adnan Khashoggi, who was the middleman in transferring American weapons from Israel to Iran, as part of the Iran-Contra Affair in the 1980s.[3] Khashoggi was one of several defense contractors that he knew.[14][27] In the mid-1980s, Epstein traveled multiple times between the United States, Europe, and the Middle East.[29][30] While in London, Epstein met Steven Hoffenberg. They had been introduced through Douglas Leese, a defense contractor, and John Mitchell, the former US Attorney General.[14]
Tower Financial Corporation
Steven Hoffenberg hired Epstein in 1987, as a consultant for Tower Financial Corporation (unaffiliated with the company of the same name founded in 1998, and acquired by Old National Bancorp in 2014),[32] a collection agency that bought debts people owed to hospitals, banks, and phone companies.[33][34] Hoffenberg set Epstein up in offices in the Villard House and paid him US$25,000 per month for the consulting work.[14]
Hoffenberg and Epstein then refashioned themselves as corporate raiders using Tower Financial as their raiding vessel. One of Epstein's first assignments for Hoffenberg was to implement what turned out to be an unsuccessful bid to take over Pan American World Airways in 1987. A similar unsuccessful bid in 1988 was made to take over Emery Air Freight Corp. During this period, Hoffenberg and Epstein worked closely together and traveled everywhere on Hoffenberg's private jet.[14]
In 1993, Tower Financial Corporation imploded as one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in American history which lost its investors over US$450 million.[14] In court documents, Hoffenberg claimed that Epstein was intimately involved in the scheme.[35][36] Epstein left the company by 1989 before it collapsed and was never charged for being involved with the massive investor fraud committed. It is unknown if Epstein acquired any stolen funds from the Tower Ponzi scheme.[14]
Financial management firm
While Epstein was still consulting for Hoffenberg, he founded in 1988 his own financial management firm, J. Epstein & Company.[37][25] The company was formed to manage the assets of clients with more than US$1 billion in net worth.[16]
The only publicly known billionaire client of Epstein was Leslie Wexner, chairman and CEO of L Brands (formerly The Limited, Inc) and Victoria's Secret.[14][38] In 1986, Epstein met Wexner through their mutual acquaintance, insurance executive Robert Meister and his wife, in Palm Beach, Florida. A year later, Epstein became Wexner's financial adviser and served as his right hand man. Epstein, within the year, had sorted out Wexner's entangled finances.[16][39] In July 1991, Wexner granted Epstein full power of attorney over his affairs. The power of attorney allowed Epstein to hire people, sign checks, buy and sell properties, borrow money, and do anything else of legally binding nature on Wexner's behalf.[40]
By 1995, Epstein was a director of the Wexner Foundation and Wexner Heritage Foundation. He was also the president of Wexner's Property, which developed the town of New Albany outside Columbus, Ohio where Wexner lived. Epstein made millions in fees by managing Wexner's financial affairs. Although never employed by L Brands, he corresponded frequently with the company executives. Epstein often attended Victoria's Secret fashion shows, and hosted the models at his New York City home, as well as helping aspiring models get work with the company.[39][40]
In 1996, Epstein changed the name of his firm to the Financial Trust Company[16] and, for tax advantages, based it on the island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.[16] By relocating to the U.S. Virgin Islands, Epstein was able to reduce federal income taxes by 90 percent. The U.S. Virgin Islands acted as an offshore tax haven, while at the same time offering the advantages of being part of the United States banking system.[41]
Media activities
In 2003, Epstein bid to acquire New York magazine.[42] Other bidders included advertising executive Donny Deutsch, investor Nelson Peltzmedia mogul and New York Daily News publisher Mortimer Zuckerman, and film producer Harvey Weinstein. The ultimate buyer was Bruce Wasserstein, a longtime Wall Street investment banker, who paid US$55 million.[42]
In 2004, Epstein and Zuckerman committed up to US$25 million to finance Radar, a celebrity and pop culture magazine founded by Maer Roshan. Epstein and Zuckerman were equal partners in the venture. Roshan, as its editor-in-chief, retained a small ownership stake. It folded after three issues.[43]
Liquid Funding Ltd.
Epstein was the president of the company Liquid Funding Ltd. between 2000 and 2007.[44][45] The company was an early pioneer in expanding the kind of debt that could be accepted on repurchase, or the repo market, which involves a lender giving money to a borrower in exchange for securitiesthat the borrower then agrees to buy back at an agreed upon later time and price. The innovation of Liquid Funding, and other early companies, was that instead of having stocks and bonds as the underlying securities, it had commercial mortgages and investment-grade residential mortgagesbundled into complex securities as the underlying security.
Liquid Funding was initially 40 percent owned by Bear Stearns. Through the help of the credit rating agencies – Standard & Poor'sFitch Ratings and Moody's Investors Service – the new bundled securities were able to be created for companies so that they got a gold-plated AAA rating. The implosion of such complex securities, because of their inaccurate ratings, led to the collapse of Bear Stearns in March, 2008 and set in motion the Financial Crisis of 2007–2008 and the subsequent Great Recession. If Liquid Funding was left holding large amounts of such securities as collateral, it could have lost large amounts of money.[44][46]
Investments
Epstein invested $80 million between 2002 and 2005, in the D.B. Zwirn Special Opportunities hedge fund.[47] In November 2006, Epstein, while under federal investigation for sex crimes,[48]attempted to redeem his investment after he was informed of accounting irregularities in the fund.[49][50] By this time, his investment had grown to $140 million. Zwirn refused to redeem the investment. Zwirn worried that Epstein's redemption could cause a "run on the bank" at the hedge fund. It is unknown how much Epstein personally lost, when the fund was wound down in 2008.[47]
In August 2006, Epstein, a month after the federal investigation of him began,[48] invested $57 million in the Bear Stearns High-Grade Structured Credit Strategies Enhanced Leverage hedge fund.[47][51] This fund was highly leveraged in mortgage-backed collateralized debt obligations that is CDOs.[51] On April 18, 2007, an investor in the fund, who had $57 million invested, discussed redeeming his investment.[52] At this time, the fund had a leverage ratio of 17:1, which meant for every dollar invested there were seventeen dollars of borrowed funds; therefore, the redemption of this investment would have been equivalent to removing $1 billion from the thinly traded CDO market.[53] The selling of CDO assets to meet the redemptions that month began a repricing process and general freeze in the CDO market. The repricing of the CDO assets caused the collapse of the fund three months later in July, and the eventual collapse of Bear Stearns in March 2008. It is likely Epstein lost most of this investment, but it is not known how much was his.[52][51]
By the time that the Bear Stearns fund began to fail in May 2007, Epstein had begun to negotiate a plea deal with the US Attorney's Office concerning imminent charges for sex with minors.[47][48] In August 2007, a month after the fund collapsed, the US attorney in Miami, Alexander Acosta, entered into direct discussions about the plea agreement.[48] Acosta brokered a lenient deal, according to him, because he had been ordered by higher government officials, who told him that Epstein was an individual of importance to the government.[31] As part of the negotiations, according to the Miami Herald, Epstein provided "unspecified information" to the Florida federal prosecutors for a more lenient sentence and was supposedly an unnamed key witness for the New York federal prosecutors in their unsuccessful June 2008, criminal case against the two managers of the failed Bear Stearns hedge fund. Alan Dershowitz, one of Epstein's Florida attorneys on the case, told FOX Business "We would have been touting that if he had [cooperated]. The idea that Epstein helped in any prosecution is news to me."[47][4][54]
In 2015, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that Epstein invested in the startup Reporty Homeland Security (now Carbyne) headed by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak.[55][56][57]
Epstein attorney Gerald B. Lefcourt has stated that the financier was "part of the original group that conceived of the Clinton Global Initiative".[58]
Legal proceedings
First criminal case
Initial developments (2005–2006)