American criminal and sex trafficker who died under suspicious circumstances while in prison in August 2019. He posed as a financier and science philanthropist who started out at Bear Stearns and then allegedly founded his own financial management firms. He was convicted of several sex crimes in 2008, and was about to stand trial for more crimes in 2019 when he mysteriously killed himself.
He was a calculus and physics professor at the Dalton School despite the fact that he never received a college degree. He was hired in that post by Donald Barr, former member of the OSS and father of Attorney General William Barr. His first criminal convictions date back to 2005.
He was convicted of running an underage prostitution ring among several other sex crimes. He had direct ties to billionaires, politicians, media moguls, entertainers, and intelligence agencies.
He grew up in Brooklyn with his parents and brother Mark. He had several long-term girlfriends, including heiress Ghislaine Maxwell, who was widely known to be complicit in his sex trafficking ring.
He had former President Bill Clinton on his private plane an alleged 27 times.