(Bloomberg) — Two private Caribbean islands that belonged to Jeffrey Epstein, the late pedophile financier who died in prison, are up for sale for $125 million, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The property in the US Virgin Islands – Great St. James and Little St. James – spans over 230 acres in total. The smallest of the islands has a main residence, four guest villas, a helipad, two swimming pools and three beaches. The larger one, across St. Thomas Bay, is largely untouched, with a marine reserve known as Christmas Cove.
Proceeds from the sale will be used to cover the resolution of ongoing lawsuits against Epstein’s estate and the ongoing costs of its operations, the Wall Street Journal said, citing estate attorney Daniel Weiner. They will be subject to tax, creditors and other claimants.
New York-based Modlin Group, one of the agents marketing the sale, declined to comment.
Epstein resided in the Virgin Islands for more than two decades. He has been accused of trafficking and sexually abusing young women and underage girls on his private islands. He hanged himself in a Manhattan jail cell in 2019 while awaiting trial for sex trafficking.
He bought Little St. James in 1998 for $7.95 million and nearby Great St. James in 2016 for $22.5 million. He also owned properties in Paris, Palm Beach and New Mexico. An undisclosed buyer has acquired his New York mansion for $51 million, with the proceeds going to a compensation fund for his victims.
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