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Here’s What Happened To Epstein’s Island
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This story contains discussions of pedophilia and sex trafficking.
Before his arrest and death, billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein allegedly used his own private islands of Great St. James and Little St. James to host many underage girls.
Two days after Epstein was found dead in his prison cell, the FBI raided Little St. James to find more information about his trafficking ring, but would not share what they found.
It was legally decided in 2022 that the estate owed $105 million to the Virgin Islands to settle sex trafficking and child exploitation claims, and it had to sell the two islands.
The executors also had to pay out an expensive lump sum for the considerable environmental damage done to the islands — a total of over $450,000.
Although both islands were originally priced at $55 million dollars each, they sold for far less. Billionaire Stephen Deckoff was able to buy both for just $60 million in 2023.
Deckoff, the founder of the private equity firm Black Diamond Management, is in the process of transforming the sordid island of Little St. James into a world-class resort.