Tax records show Jeffrey Epstein gave $50,000 to UJA-Federation in 2017
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Tax records show Jeffrey Epstein gave $50,000 to UJA-Federation in 2017

Donation to umbrella Jewish philanthropy group was one of a number the billionaire sex offender made through his charity Gratitude America

In this courtroom artist's sketch, defendant Jeffrey Epstein, center, sits with attorneys Martin Weinberg, left, and Marc Fernich during his arraignment in New York federal court, July 8, 2019. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
In this courtroom artist's sketch, defendant Jeffrey Epstein, center, sits with attorneys Martin Weinberg, left, and Marc Fernich during his arraignment in New York federal court, July 8, 2019. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)

JTA — Tax records for Jeffrey Epstein show that he gave $50,000 to New York’s UJA-Federation in 2017.

The convicted sex offender, who was arrested earlier this month and is alleged to have sexually abused dozens of underage girls, gave the donation through his charity, Gratitude America. The charity was first linked to Epstein by the Daily Beast.

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency has reached out to UJA-Federation, the umbrella Jewish philanthropy organization for metropolitan New York’s Jewish community.

The gift was one of more than a dozen Epstein gave that year, according to his tax return, though according to NBC, charities Epstein claims to have given to said they never received the money. Epstein’s tax return shows that he gave to several cancer research organizations.

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