Jeffrey Epstein, multi-millionaire accused of sex trafficking who hung himself in his jail cell this month, put all of his assets into a trust two days before his death, reported the New York Post.
The Post obtained court papers Monday showing that Epstein signed his will to transfer his holdings to a trust called The 1953, the year of his birth.
Reporters of The Post consulted with a city estate lawyer, who explained that Epstein’s move “was done for privacy reasons.”
“It’s pretty boiler-plate. It’s what we call a ‘pour-over will,’ which means everything pours over to a trust.”
A person familiar with the matter, who spoke on conditions of anonymity, told the Post that the most interesting and unusual part of this case was the date the will was signed. “The fact that all of this was done just days before he died is unusual,” he said.
The beneficiary of the trust is yet unknown. According to the court papers, the only potential one is Epstein’s brother. The documents name three men with regards of executing the will: Darren Indyke, a lawyer, Richard Khan, a businessman, and Boris Nikolik. None of them responded to requests to comment.
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