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After Epstein's death, a rush to tap into his $559 million estate

FILE PHOTO: U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein appears in a photograph taken for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services' sex offender registry March 28, 2017 and obtained by Reuters July 10, 2019. New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services/Handout/File Photo via REUTERS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. THIS IMAGE WAS PROCESSED BY REUTERS TO ENHANCE QUALITY, AN UNPROCESSED VERSION HAS BEEN PROVIDED SEPARATELY. Milliardæren Jeffrey Epstein, som er anklaget for menneskehandel og overgreb mod mindreårige piger, har begået selvmord. Det rapporterer Reuters. Det skriver Ritzau, lørdag den 10. august 2019.. (Foto: Handout ./Ritzau Scanpix)

Somewhere, perhaps spread around the globe, Jeffrey Epstein claimed he had $559 million worth of assets just before he died in an apparent suicide on Saturday.

With every passing hour, more people are laying claim to a piece of the fortune that the financier and sex offender said he had amassed. They are elderly retirees trying to recoup losses they incurred when they invested their life savings in bonds and notes Epstein allegedly sold as part of a $470 million scam a quarter century ago. They are women, mostly now in their 30s, who as teenagers say they were recruited and paid to give massages to Epstein - encounters they say quickly turned into sexual abuse...

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