University Of Arizona Accepted Funds From Company Connected To Jeffrey Epstein

Published: Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 10:59pm
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A donation to the University of Arizona by a company connected to billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is charged with child sex trafficking is receiving scrutiny.

According to the Arizona Republic, Epstein’s foundation, Gratitude America, Ltd., donated $50,000 to UA’s Science of Consciousness conference held in 2017.

In a statement provided to the Republic, UA spokesperson Pam Scott said, “At the time the donation was made by Gratitude America, Ltd., Jeffrey Epstein was not listed on the board of directors and the university was unaware of his involvement.”

Scott also said the university has no plans to return the money.

Epstein is a convicted sex offender and was arrested earlier this month on additional charges of sex trafficking of minors.

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