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Jeffrey Epstein Had Door to Apollo: His Deep Ties With Black (2)

July 31, 2019, 3:46 PM

Almost a decade after Jeffrey Epstein was first accused of preying on young women, he still had access to the inner sanctum of Apollo Global Management.

Leon Black, Apollo’s billionaire chairman, met with the financier from time to time at the company’s New York offices, and he allowed Epstein to pitch personal tax strategies to the firm’s executives, according to people familiar with the matter.

Leon Black
Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

The executives were puzzled. Why invite Epstein, a registered sex offender since 2009, into one of Wall Street’s most powerful private equity firms? What services could he possibly provide?

Black, 68, has belatedly ...