Epstein maintained a home on Little St. James, which he acquired in 1998, and purchased nearby Great St. James in 2016, according to a lawsuit filed last year.
Dan Weiner, an attorney for the estate, told CNN in a written statement the co-executors of the estate received “expressions of interest from numerous parties regarding the two USVI properties, and 2-3 bona fide offers to purchase them.”
“The Estate has found its way to pay for lawyers, landscaping, and helicopter fees, but not the brave women who have stepped forward to participate in the compensation fund,” said US Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise N. George. “It is, unconscionably, another promise made and broken by Epstein and now, his Estate.”
George’s office submitted an emergency motion Friday to freeze all of the estate’s assets, which was granted by a judge the same day. The order states the co-executors cannot “make or approve any expenditure of funds or disposal of any asset(s)” of Epstein’s estate without the court approving such transactions.
The registration date for new applicants closed February 8, and all claims must be filed by March 25. There haven’t been discussions to extend those deadlines yet, but an extension is not off the table should the pause on pay outs continue past March 25, a spokesperson for the program told CNN.
Epstein, 66, died by suicide in August 2019 while awaiting federal trial in New York City’s Metropolitan Correction Center. He had pleaded not guilty to the charges.
CNN’s Eric Levenson contributed to this report.