Epstein's New Mexico ranch likely to go to auction

In a 2016 deposition Virginia Giuffre told a court that when she was sixteen Jeffrey Epstein's alleged madam, Ghislane Maxwell aided and abetted her rapes by Democratic former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and others. Richardson has denied the charges although he's admitted having "limited" contact with Epstein who later died in police custody under suspicious circumstances. 

Before his death Epstein had said he had longstanding ties with Richardson, reportedly a guest of honor at the isolated Zorro Ranch outside of Stanley, New Mexico that Epstein purchased in 1993. The former governor reportedly appears in Epstein’s “little black book” of contacts as do other powerful men like former President Bill Clinton, Britain's Prince Andrew, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and probably South Dakota’s richest man, Denny Sanford, who is being probed for possession of child pornography.

Giuffre went on to work at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. 

Jury selection has begun in Maxwell's trial on charges that she recruited and groomed girls as young as fourteen to engage in sex acts. Tied up in a court battle in Santa Fe Epstein's New Mexico ranch has been languishing on the market for $27.5 million.
"It is just kind of disgusting, the realization about what occurred in that building,” said New Mexico Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia-Richard. "For some reason, it's a mystery of why it's taken so long,” said New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas. The mystery lies in a religious nonprofit that claimed it owned Epstein's ranch. "I firmly believe that a law enforcement agency at the federal level has to be involved and that all of these transactions need to be reviewed by a court judge so that there be integrity and reliability in this process,” Balderas said. [Epstein victims might not see a dime from sale of New Mexico estate]

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