A New York finance mogul named in unsealed court documents as a close associate of Jeffrey Epstein and participant in his underage panex operation has contributed over $75,000 to Democratic candidates in the last 18 months.
Glenn Dubin has categorically denied the allegation in the court documents that he had sex with a young girl who was ordered to do so by Epstein, but many Democratic lawmakers aren't taking his word for it. Spokesmen for Reps. Max Rose (D., N.Y.) and Elaine Luria (D., Va.) told the Washington Free Beacon they have already donated the money received from Dubin to charity. Rep. Gil Cisneros (D., Calif.) will also be returning the money, his office says.
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A spokesperson for Rep. Abigail Spanberger's campaign also told the Free Beacon money from Dubin was donated.
"Shortly after we learned of the allegations of abuses against Glenn Dubin, our campaign chose to donate the amount of his contribution to a local non-profit organization in Virginia that provides comprehensive services to individuals and families experiencing sexual and domestic abuse," the spokesperson said.
A representative for Democratic congressional candidate Dan McCready, running in North Carolina, said he contributed the money he received to TIMES UP Women's Defense Fund immediately upon learning about Dubin's involvement last week.
But other prominent recipients, including Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who received the maximum allowed $2,800 from Dubin earlier this year, did not respond to inquiries into what they plan to do with the contributions. Fellow Democratic presidential candidates Gov. Steve Bullock (Mt.) and Sen. Michael Bennett (Colo.) also received $1,000 contributions from Dubin, but neither responded to inquiries.
Dubin's name was revealed Friday in unsealed court records related to a 2016 defamation lawsuit filed against Epstein by Virginia Giuffre, who says she was Epstein's self-described sex slave.
Giuffre says Dubin was the first powerful man Epstein directed her to have sex with in 2001. She was 17 years old at the time.
While Dubin has denied being a part of Epstein's sex-trafficking ring, his professional and personal ties to Epstein are well documented. Epstein invested millions in Dubin's hedge fund, and his wife, former Miss Sweden Eva Andersson, previously dated Epstein.
After Epstein served 13 months in jail, Andersson wrote to Epstein's probation officer to say she was "100 percent comfortable" having Epstein around her and Dubin's children, including their then-teenaged daughter. Not long after, the couple invited Epstein to their home for Thanksgiving.
Dubin has long been a prominent Democratic donor, contributing hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democratic causes since 1991.
At this point, none of the men named in the unsealed documents have been charged with a crime or sued in civil court.
The McCready spokesman said McCready "found Dubin's criminal activity disgusting," and said "McCready has never personally interacted with Dubin."
A spokesman for Dubin has said they have evidence to prove allegations made in the court documents false.
"Glenn and Eva Dubin are outraged by the allegations in the unsealed court records, which are demonstrably false and defamatory," the spokesman told the Daily Beast. "The Dubins have flight records and other evidence that definitively disprove that any such events occurred."
After this piece was published, a spokesperson for Rep. Elissa Slotkin said the campaign immediately donated the money to charity upon learning about Dubin's connection to Epstein. A spokesperson for Kentucky Democrat Amy McGrath, who is currently running for a seat in the U.S. Senate, said Dubin's contribution to McGrath was to her 2018 congressional campaign, which is no longer an active account.