Epstein Wants House Arrest
On Thursday, disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein asked a federal judge to let him out of jail and allow him to remain under house arrest.
Epstein is awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking underage girls.
Epstein’s lawyers argued that home confinement would be enough to ensure that he does not flee the country.
The house arrest would including electronic monitoring, surveillance and a bond secured by a mortgage on his mansion.
Federal prosecutors said at a court hearing on Monday that they will oppose Epstein’s release on bail.
Epstein is considered a severe flight risk due to his wealth, private planes and significant international ties.
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