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Leon Black Says ‘I Deeply Regret’ Involvement With Epstein (1)

Oct. 12, 2020, 7:48 PM

Apollo Global Management Inc. co-founder Leon Black expressed his regret at being involved with Jeffrey Epstein in a letter to the firm’s investors.

Black reiterated that he had turned to Epstein for financial matters such as taxes, estate planning and philanthropy, after a New York Times report about the billionaire’s relationship with Epstein, who died in jail after his arrest on federal sex-trafficking charges.

Leon Black
Photographer: Demetrius Freeman/Bloomberg

“With the benefit of hindsight -- and knowing everything that has come to light about Mr. Epstein’s despicable conduct more than 15 years ago -- I deeply regret having had any involvement with him,” Black ...