If you have some extra cash laying around and you’re looking for a new place to call home, consider this.The expansive waterfront Palm Beach estate and New York City townhome of the late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein are on the market, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.His Palm Beach compound, which is located at 358 El Brillo Way, is reportedly listed for almost $22 million by Kerry Warwick of the Corcoran Group.Meanwhile, Epstein’s townhome on 71st street in Manhattan is going for $88 million.Epstein purchased the Palm Beach property, which was built in 1952, for a mere $2.5 million back in 1990.“The proceeds of the home sales will go to his estate, which recently established a compensation fund to adjudicate claims from alleged victims of Mr. Epstein outside of court,” the Journal reported Thursday. “An attorney for the estate’s executors said the proceeds will be subject to claims on the estate, including those by tax authorities, creditors and claimants.”Epstein was initially booked into jail in Palm Beach County in 2006, after police said he had sex with underage girls whom he paid for massage sessions at the house in Palm Beach.Two years later, he entered a controversial plea deal that led to his conviction on two state felony counts that included solicitation of a minor.Photo courtesy: Corcoran GroupIn 2011, ownership of the Palm Beach property was transferred from Epstein’s name to an entity named Laurel Inc., a company with ties to the U.S. Virgin Islands.The West Indies-style house is on a lot measuring nearly three-quarters of an acre with 170 feet of lakefront, according to records kept by the county property appraiser’s office.“I believe the past ownership of the property (at 358 El Brillo Way) will bear no relationship to its future,” Warwick told the Wall Street Journal. “The location and what can be done with it is really what matters.”Meanwhile, the New York City townhouse is located on “one of the most prestigious blocks in the city, East 71st Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues, close to the Frick Collection museum,” the Journal reported.The Neoclassical-style mansion has seven floors and about 28,000 square feet of space.The Palm Beach house has been the target of graffiti at least twice during the past year. Earlier this month the words “Gone But Not Forgiven” were painted on one of its two gates. Graffiti was also reported there in August 2019.The Journal reports that Epstein’s other assets, including an apartment in Paris and a ranch in Mexico, will soon be on the market as well.
4 Aug 2014 Rod Findlay to join England Golf Senior sports lawyer Rod Findlay has been appointed to the new post of Director of Planning and Governance at England Golf and will take up his role on 15th September 2014. Rod is currently a Relationship Manager at Sport England, working with six national sports governing bodies and responsible for managing a total investment of over £60m. He is also a legal and management consultant for a range of sports clients and has worked at two national sports governing bodies and in two professional sport clubs. He is a senior lecturer in sport management/law at Northumbria University. Rod qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and specialised in medical law for a decade, before taking a post graduate certificate in sports law and joining the Rugby Football League as Head of Legal (RFL). He went on to become chief executive officer of Gateshead Thunder rugby league club and then of Crusaders rugby league club, before consulting full time for the RFL. He has been a non-executive director at Badminton England and continues to advise them on the forthcoming National Badminton League. He joined Sport England in April 2013. Rod enjoys cycling, running and hiking and has completed 14 Great North Runs and the eight-day Cape Epic mountain bike race. In his new role with England Golf, Rod will be responsible for the production and monitoring of the strategic and annual plans. He will ensure that the highest standards of governance and self-assurance are achieved and maintained and that all compliance and disciplinary matters are managed appropriately. He commented: “I’m delighted to be taking up the role of Director of Planning & Governance at England Golf. These roles are very rare in sport and to be offered the position in as prestigious a governing body as England Golf is a true honour. Golf is a huge sport both commercially and also in terms of the number of people playing the game. I have worked in a variety of sports and I look forward to using my experience to help develop England Golf at an exciting time for the sport.” David Joy, the Chief Executive of England Golf, commented: “We are delighted that Rod will be joining England Golf at this very exciting time for the sport. His experience in legal, planning and governance matters within sport will be invaluable as we begin to drive the delivery of our new strategic plan and our work to increase participation and membership, to further strengthen the talent pathway and become recognised as a modern and successful organisation.”