Even in His Death Epstein is Still Causing an Uproar in the Legal World

In this July 30, 2008 file photo, Jeffrey Epstein appears in court in West Palm Beach, Fla. Epstein has died by suicide while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges, says a person briefed on the matter, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Palm Beach Post, Uma Sanghvi, File)

Jeffrey Epstein may be dead, but he still has lawyers running here and there in a tizzy as they try to sort out the status of his Zorro Ranch.

According to AP News, In a letter, Attorney General Hector Balderas outlined his recommendations to cancel Zorro’s Ranch leases to the public lands commissioner who took office in January. According to Balderas, Epstein began leasing the land in the early 1990s for about $2000 per year, records show. The most recent leasing amount for the trust land wasn’t immediately known.

Balderas said in a statement, “The original leases to Epstein appear to have no beneficial use justification to the state. This sweetheart deal must be canceled and reassigned to a New Mexico ranching family.”