JEffrey Epstein, the Wall Street financier accused of minor sexual offenses, has been accused of paying $ 350,000 to potential plots to prevent them from testifying against him.

Prosecutors in New York said the money had to "influence" anonymous people and have been paid over the last year.

In the court documents, the prosecutors said: "This course of action, and in particular its timetable, suggests that the defendant was trying to further influence the co-conspirators likely to provide information against him in light of the recently updated assessments. "

They claimed that Epstein had made two payments, one for $ 100,000 and the other for $ 250,000, to both people.

Epstein, 66, was charged Monday in New York with two offenses, including the sexual trafficking of minors. He could face 45 years in prison if he is found guilty. He pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors accused him of sexually exploiting dozens of underage girls at his home in Manhattan and Palm Beach, Florida, between 2002 and 2005. Some would be as young as 14 years old.

On Friday, Alex Acosta resigned as US Secretary of Labor after a violent reaction following the 2009 secret plea agreement.

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