Stanford University has admitted to receiving a previously undisclosed $50,000 donation from Jeffrey Epstein, joining other elite schools that were given financial gifts by the pedophile.
The elite school in California's Silicon Valley accepted the contribution in 2004, two years before allegations of Epstein's misdeeds came to light, reports Bloomberg.
The wealthy financier, while awaiting federal trial for the sex trafficking of minors, hung himself in a Manhattan jail cell August 10.
Stanford University (above) in California's Silicon Valley accepted a $50,000 contribution from Jeffrey Epstein's foundation in 2004, two years before allegations of his misdeeds came to light
Epstein's COUQ Foundation, according to a Buzzfeed investigation, alleged it had supported several schools after Epstein's first conviction in 2008
Epstein's COUQ Foundation, according to a Buzzfeed investigation, alleged it had supported several schools after Epstein's conviction in 2008.
He had pleaded guilty to a felony charge of solicitation of prostitution involving a minor, and was to serve 18 months in jail. Epstein would only served 13 months and was allowed to continue making financial investments, under the terms of a plea deal that was later deemed too lenient.
Initially Stanford, along with Cornell University, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, Duke University, and New York University, told BuzzFeed that a search of financial records found there weren't donations made to any of the schools.
Then Stanford's story seemed to.
The school said Buzzfeed asked about gifts from Epstein made after 2006, when the Florida allegations were first made. Stanford said it did mention to the news outlet about the 2004 donation, which it has spent, but that the