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Whitewater's Starr Getting Epstein Off?

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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STARR TURN Ken

By the time you read this, Whitewater special prosecutor Kenneth Starr will likely have touched down in Palm Beach, Florida, to meet with federal prosecutors and Jeffrey Epstein, a billionaire money manager now facing an indictment and prison time stemming from allegations of sexual crimes with underage girls.

Many insiders believe Starr—the prosecutor in the Clinton-Lewinsky sex scandal—will work his powerful connections to get Epstein excused of the charges.

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Epstein (a past Radar investor with the New York Daily News's Mort Zuckerman) arrived in Palm Beach yesterday on his private 727 to face charges of transporting minors across state lines for prostitution. He was arrested last year and documents were revealed that detailed Epstein's alleged private prostitution ring, in which he'd pay high school girls as young as 14 an average of $300 a pop for erotic massages while he fondled them and masturbated into a towel, often employing the use of brightly colored sex toys. Sources close to the case say Starr, who's still well-connected in Republican circles, has swooped into Palm Beach as well—on Epstein's other private jet—in hopes of striking a deal that would let Epstein go with a wrist slap and no time behind bars.

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