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More time needed by judge in financier Jeffrey Epstein's bail decision

July 15, 2019 - 11:08 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- U.S. District Judge Richard Berman said Monday he won't decide today about granting financier Jeffrey Epstein bail on charges alleging he sexually abused underage girls.

Prosecutors aregue that Epstein is a flight risk and a danger to the public and should remain jailed.

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They revealed an expired passport with Epstein's photo but a different name was found during a raid at his Manhattan mansion following his July 6 arrest.

Epstein's lawyers have insisted he will not flee and are pushing to have him released on house arrest to his Manhattan home while he awaits trial.

Prosecutors also warned he could try to influence a growing number of witnesses if he does not remain incarcerated on charges that he recruited and abused dozens of girls in New York and Florida in the early 2000s.

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