Jeffrey Edward Epstein (born 20 January 1953) is a Jewish financier and convicted pedophile in the United States. He is a former board member of Rockefeller University, a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, the Trilateral Commission, and the Council on Foreign Relations and a visiting fellow at Harvard University. He is a close-friend of Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of Jewish-swindler Robert Maxwell. Epstein was accused of assaulting and soliciting prostitution from atleast 40 different girls aged between 13 and 17. He was convincted for one instance and served a 13-month prison sentence. He remains under investigation by the FBI over allegations of involvement with a pedophile network.