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Jeff Epstein's Lil' Chub

Billionaire pervert now living large at Florida jail commissary

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Jeff Epstein's Lil' Chub

OCTOBER 1--Jailed billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has been forced to trade his jet-set lifestyle for a more simple existence in the Palm Beach County jail, where the convicted felon is serving an 18-month sentence for hiring underage girls to perform erotic massages and sex acts. An examination of Epstein's commissary purchases shows that the pervy financier has replaced five-star dining with 'Teriyaki Meat Sticks,' Pop Tarts, and 'Lil' Chub' sausages.

In response to a Freedom of Information request, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office provided TSG with Epstein's commissary receipts since he was locked up June 30. The receipts can be seen on these pages.

During his first three months in jail, the 55-year-old massage enthusiast has spent about $1250 on a wide variety of snacks (moon pies, BBQ chips, cheddar cheese squeezers) and skin care products (Lubriderm, hand lotion, and petroleum jelly). Epstein has dropped $7.50 on Spam and $36.15 for leather shoes that will not be confused with a John Lobb pair.

He also seems to buy such an excess of other items--sweatshirts, toothpaste, shampoo, candy bars--that it seems he may be sharing the wealth with other less fortunate (though more threatening) inmates. Epstein is, after all, a noted philanthropist. (12 pages)