According to a Federal Election Commission (FEC) report, a millionaire associate of the late financier and sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein reportedly contributed over $700,000 to President Joe Biden’s campaign in April.
Reid Hoffman, the co-founder and former executive chairman of LinkedIn, reportedly went to Epstein’s residence in Manhattan and his own island, Little St. James, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, in 2014.
According to the FEC report, Hoffman contributed $699,600 to the Biden Victory Fund, a joint fundraising organization established by the Democratic National organization, its state affiliates, and Biden’s presidential campaign.
A few years after Epstein admitted guilt and served an 18-month prison sentence for soliciting a child for prostitution in 2008, Hoffman paid a visit to Epstein’s island.
In 2015, he hosted Epstein at a dinner to raise money for tech leaders in California, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Epstein was detained in 2019 on federal sex trafficking accusations, and later that year, his body was discovered in a jail. The Bureau of Prisons finally determined that his death was a suicide.
In 2021, Hoffman held a virtual fundraising event, with some tickets costing $875,000 each.
He also created the “Mainstream Democrats PAC” super PAC to back Biden.