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Hundreds could be implicated by files from heinous Epstein case, says federal judge

Potentially "life-changing" information

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A federal judge indicated on Wednesday that there could be hundreds implicated in the civil case against convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, despite his suicide in a Manhattan jail.

"In some of these documents there are literally a thousand people," said U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska.

Epstein committed suicide under mysterious circumstances while awaiting trial for accusations of child trafficking. He had already plead guilty in what many called a "sweetheart deal" that protected him from further prosecution.

Preska was referring to more than two dozen depositions and investigative reports. The sealed documents contain potentially "life-changing" information according to a lawyer for one unidentified person fighting the disclosure of the files.

The files are related to accusations from Epstein's alleged victims that also implicate "numerous prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known Prime Minister and other world leaders."

Just ahead of Epstein's suicide, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals released a tranche of documents that identified some of his alleged accomplices, including Prince Andrew, and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, a Democrat.

Other third parties identified in the sealed documents will be able to argue their case to keep them sealed before they are released.

Here's a local news report about the documents:

Judge Considers Releasing Records In Epstein Civil Case www.youtube.com

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