FILE- In this July 30, 2008 file photo, Jeffrey Epstein is shown in custody in West Palm Beach, Fla. Labor Secretary nominee Alexander Acosta is expected to face questions at his Senate confirmation hearing about an unusual plea deal he oversaw for Epstein, a Florida billionaire and sex offender, as U.S. attorney in Miami.  Federal prosecutors say a once-secret plea deal reached over a decade ago with Epstein must stand, despite objections from many of his victims. Prosecutors said in a new court filing that a violation of the Crime Victims' Rights Act does not allow for the agreement to be voided. (Uma Sanghvi/Palm Beach Post via AP)

Financier Jeffrey Epstein was an important political donor before he pleaded guilty to charges of felony sexual solicitation of underage girls in Florida in 2008.
Epstein donated $184,276 to politicians on both sides of the aisle including Chuck Schumer, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Bob Dole since 1990, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Three of the public officials — Eliot Spitzer, Bob Packwood, and Bill Clinton — who received donations from Epstein have also faced allegations of sexual misconduct.
Financier Jeffrey Epstein pleaded not guilty to new charges of sex trafficking on July 8, 2019.
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Jeffrey Epstein, the financier charged with sex trafficking of underage girls, was once a major political donor.

Since 1990, Epstein has donated $147,426 to various Democrats and $18,250 to Republicans, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Chuck Schumer, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Bob Dole received thousands a piece.

In 2008, Epstein pleaded guilty to felony sexual solicitation of underage girls. Epstein continued to make donations after he was released from a 13-month prison term.

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