- Associated Press - Monday, September 16, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico scientific research center that received $275,000 in funding over the years from financier Jeffrey Epstein is hoping to donate some of the money.

The Albuquerque Journal reported Sunday that Santa Fe Institute officials want to donate $25,000, the equivalent of a contribution Epstein made in 2010.

The institute accepted it at the time despite Epstein pleading guilty two years earlier to soliciting a minor for prostitution.

Spokeswoman Jenna Marshall said last week those funds are spent so the center wants to give the same amount to an appropriate recipient.

The Santa Fe Institute confirmed in July that various foundations tied to Epstein have contributed $250,000 in total.

Epstein killed himself in a New York jail cell last month while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.


Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com

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