Jeffrey Epstein maintained his personal private office on Harvard College’s campus for a decade after his 2008 conviction for intercourse crimes, red-faced officers at the Ivy League college admitted.
The disgraced financier had “limitless entry” to the college’s Graduate Faculty of Arts and Sciences till 2018, based on an investigative report issued by the varsity Friday.
Epstein used his personal key card and campus passcode to make at least 40 visits to an office often called “Jeffrey’s Office” at the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics. He had showered this system with $6.5 million earlier than he served time for soliciting intercourse with a minor.
Harvard professor Martin Nowak, this system’s director, was positioned on paid depart within the wake of the damning report — which detailed how Epstein furnished the area with rugs and pictures, how he used it to fulfill with unnamed “political figures,” and the way his visits to the campus had been at all times within the firm of twentysomething “private assistants.”
“The report … reveals institutional and particular person shortcomings that should be addressed,” mentioned Harvard president Lawrence Bacow.
Harvard admitted final 12 months that it had accepted $8.9 million in donations from Epstein, who killed himself whereas awaiting trial on sex-trafficking costs.