A Long Island native is one of the two lawyers that convicted pedophile and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein named to be executor of his nearly $600 million estate before Epstein died.
Darren Indyke, 54, who reportedly worked for Epstein for more than 20 years and was intimately involved in his business dealings before being tasked with handling the estate, graduated from Glen Cove High School in 1982, the Press confirmed.
“Indkye’s name appears on charitable filings, real estate records, trademark filings, and other business matters related to Epstein and his inner circle,” Yahoo Finance reported, adding: “Indyke has been involved with virtually all of Epstein’s business dealings in the last two decades — his name appears as the treasurer and vice president of Epstein’s three most prominent nonprofits.”
Authorities have said the 66-year-old registered sex offender who allegedly sex trafficked and abused dozens of girls who were minors over the years, died by apparent suicide Aug. 10. in his Manhattan federal jail cell following an earlier attempted suicide. The FBI and U.S. Department of Justice’s inspector general are investigating the wealthy financier’s death.
Federal investigators arrested Epstein in July following a Miami Herald expose that detailed how in 2008, then-federal prosecutor Alexander Acosta hid from Epstein’s victims a non-prosecution agreement with the serial abuser. Acosta, who went on to become President Donald Trump’s Secretary of Labor, resigned amid outrage over the lenient 13-month jail sentence — instead of life in prison Epstein was facing — that allowed Epstein to continue preying on victims over the past decade. Epstein’s many high-powered friends over the years have included Trump, former President Bill Clinton, and Prince Andrew.
“For Epstein’s work release, [Indyke] signed as Epstein’s employer, so clearly Darren Indyke knows quite a bit,” Calder McHugh, a Yahoo Finance reporter who co-wrote the story on Indyke’s history, told On The Move. Yahoo reported that Indyke visited Epstein 38 times in the Florida jail.
New York State records show Indyke graduated from Cornell Law School and has a law office on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. Florida voting records list his current hometown as Boca Raton. He could not be reached for comment.
Besides Indyke, also listed as an executor of Eptein’s estate in the will filed in the U.S. Virgin Islands — where Epstein’s so-called Pedophile Island is located — is Richard Kahan and an alternate, Boris Nikolic, who are to be paid $250,000 each for the work, plus expenses, according to the New York Post, which first reported on the will made two days before Epstein’s death.
The New York Times reports that Indyke hired a criminal defense attorney in anticipation of federal authorities continuing to investigate Epstein and his finances after his death.