The St. Thomas-based law firm representing the late Jeffrey Epstein has posted a public notice telling persons who feel they are eligible to file claims on his estate they have six months to do so. Representatives from the law firm administering Epstein’s will published the notice Sept. 13.
Epstein died Aug. 10 as a result of an apparent suicide while being held in custody in a Manhattan jail cell. At the time of his death, he was facing charges of sex trafficking.
Attorneys working with the firm Kellerhals, Ferguson, Krobin, PLLC, gave the terms and conditions claimants must meet in order to have those claims accepted.
“All persons with claims against the Estate are required to present their claims within six months from the date of this Notice, verified by affidavit and accompanied by vouchers or other documentary proof justifying their claims,” the notice said.
They were further instructed to file those claims with the clerk of the Superior Court at the Alexander A. Farrelly Justice Center on St. Thomas. The filing deadline is March 12, 2020.
Epstein signed his last will and testament while behind bars on Aug. 8 at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, two days before his death. According to that document, he left $577 million dollars and made provisions for claims to be made against his estate.
There was also mention of Epstein’s brother, Mark, as the sole next of kin, “who would be entitled to share the estate,” if Epstein had left no will.
Epstein also declared himself as a resident of the U.S. Virgin Islands, although he was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Jan. 20, 1953.
The Sept. 13 notice also directed those persons who owe debts to the estate to “promptly make payments to the executors at the offices of Kellerhals, Ferguson, Korbin, PLLC.