A wealthy heiress and close friend to disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein is at the center of a new scandal involving a charitable organization she reportedly founded in 2012.
According to the New York Post, Ghislaine Maxwell started the TerraMar Project, but records show it has taken in a staggering amount of cash with little to show for it.
The FBI is reportedly looking into the organization and Maxwell, who allegedly helped arrange for young girls to travel with Epstein on a private jet to one of his properties more than a decade ago.
Investigators believe she infused the TerraMar Project with hundreds of thousands of dollars during its first five years, though less than $1,000 was given back in the form of grants.
Additionally, one of the alleged teen passengers on the plane commonly referred to as the “Lolita Express” lived in a New Jersey home linked to Maxwell, who was never seen at the property.
As of the most recent updates available, the scope of the investigation was unclear.
Reporters for The Post say they reached out to individuals listed as current or former board members and were largely met by silence. Around the same time, the TerraMar Project reportedly closed and took down its website with a message confirming that the organization is “sad to announce that it will cease operations.”
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