Jeffrey Epstein: Who is embroiled in sex scandal – and why are there conspiracy theories over his death?

Outrage and intrigue surrounds the apparent suicide in prison of Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted paedophile who had connections to celebrities and presidents. 

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His death sparked questions about whether the alleged victims will have a full chance at justice, though US Attorney Geoffrey Berman said the federal investigation into allegations that Epstein ran a sex trafficking ring remains ongoing.

Among those dragged into one of the biggest sex scandals of a generation is the Duke of York, a former friend of the high-flying financier.

Epstein, who hobnobbed with countless politicians and celebrities over the years, was found dead in his cell on Saturday while awaiting trial.

Here is everything we know…

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