Financier Steven Hoffenberg, partner of Jeffrey Epstein, found dead in the US

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He was responsible for one of the biggest frauds in US history and a longtime partner of the late tycoon

Financier Steven Hoffenberg, partner of Jeffrey Epstein, found dead in the US

Financier Steven Hoffenberg , responsible for one of the biggest frauds in US history and a longtime associate of the late tycoon Jeffrey Epstein, has been found dead in his Connecticut apartment. Last February they also found dead, but this time in jail, Jean-Luc Brunel, suspected of supplying girls to Epstein.     

The Daily Mail newspaper, which cites police sources, explains that police officers went to the house after a call from a friend of Hoffenberg who was concerned and found the decomposing body, which suggests that he had been there for at least a week. 

“Everything indicates that it is Hoffenberg. There is nothing to suggest that it is not. We are waiting for the dental records,” the local police spokesman told the New York Post. According to police sources, there were no visible signs of violence , but the cause of death has not yet been confirmed. 

Without confirming that it was Hoffenberg, the Derby Police Department in Connecticut said today that a body was found in a local home on Tuesday night and that a forensic process is being carried out to identify it. According to the Police, an initial autopsy did not show any type of trauma, but the official cause of death is pending a toxicological study. 

Hoffenberg was the top manager of the firm Towers Financial, in which Epstein worked and which declared bankruptcy in 1993 after uncovering a fraud with almost 3,000 affected investors. The financier was arrested in 1994 and in 1997 sentenced to 20 years in prison, of which he served 18, and to pay compensation worth 476 million dollars.  

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Epstein was never charged with this pyramid scheme, despite the fact that Hoffenberg implicated him before the authorities. Epstein, who for years rubbed shoulders with well-known names in politics and business, was arrested in 2019 on charges of abuse and sex trafficking and committed suicide in a New York prison cell where he was being held on remand.    

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Hoffenberg explained in interviews that he met the controversial millionaire in the 1980s and they quickly became friends and business partners. Before his multimillion-dollar fraud was uncovered, Hoffenberg was already a well-known figure in New York, among other things for being the owner of the historic New York Post tabloid for a few months , which was then on the verge of bankruptcy. 

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