Billionaire Leon Black Allegedly Bankrolled Jeffrey Epstein Even After Disgraced Financier Was Convicted of Soliciting Sex from a Teen

by Brianna Lyman

Leon Black, a billionaire financier, allegedly wired disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein at least $50 million since 2008, despite denying a deep relationship with him, according to the New York Times.

Black, an executive at Apollo Global Management, said in 2019 that Epstein had never done any business with Apollo. However, he did note that Epstein did do personal work for him.

“Mr. Epstein has provided professional services to my family partnership and related family entities, involving tax, estate planning, and philanthropic advice,” according to a transcript of the phone call. Black also said he donated to “charitable organizations” that Epstein was affiliated with.

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