Peter Mandelson grins alongside Jeffrey Epstein

Labour ex-Cabinet minister Lord Mandelson grins at Jeffrey Epstein’s birthday party in photo ‘taken a YEAR after billionaire financier was charged with soliciting woman for prostitution

  • Photograph shows Lord Mandelson with Epstein at his Paris apartment
  • Was after Epstein had been charged with soliciting woman for prostitution
  • He eventually pleaded guilty to procuring a child for prostitution in 2008
  • Former Labour Cabinet minister Peter Mandelson was pictured with 제프리 엡스타인 in his Paris home a year after the billionaire financier had been charged with sex crimes.

    The previously unseen photograph, which has been published by 태양, 쇼 토니 블레어‘s former spin chief with Epstein as he blows out candles on a birthday cake.

    The photo was reportedly taken inside Epstein’s apartment in Paris’s Avenue Foch in August 2006.

    This was after Epstein had been formally charged with soliciting a woman for prostitution in August 2006.

    Whilst police at that point had uncovered evidence he had abused underage girls, a US grand jury refused to indict Epstein on charges of sexual relations with minors.

    He eventually pleaded guilty to procuring a child for prostitution in 2008 – after he was pictured with Lord Mandelson.

    하나, before the image was taken, news articles had alleged that the tycoon had engaged in sex acts with minors.

    There is no suggestion that Lord Mandelson was aware of the allegations about Epstein at the time the image was taken.

    Former Labour Cabinet minister Peter Mandelson was pictured with Jeffrey Epstein in his Paris home a year after the billionaire financier had been charged with sex crimes

    Former Labour Cabinet minister Peter Mandelson was pictured with Jeffrey Epstein in his Paris home a year after the billionaire financier had been charged with sex crimes

    The previously unseen photograph, which has been published by The Sun , shows Tony Blair's former spin chief at a party for the convicted paedophile (위 사진에서 2005)

    The previously unseen photograph, which has been published by The Sun , shows Tony Blair’s former spin chief at a party for the convicted paedophile (위 사진에서 2005)

    한 소식통은 The Sun에: ‘This demonstrates how astonishingly close Peter Mandelson was to Jeffrey Epstein, even as his crimes were being exposed.

    ‘Peter undoubtedly has questions to answer over this.

    ‘It also shines a light on the cosy relationship Jeffrey, 기슬레인, Prince Andrew and Peter shared during this period.

    Lord Mandelson is seen in the photograph with a glass of wine in front of him. He is wearing a partially unbuttoned shirt.

    Lord Mandelson has been approached for comment by MailOnline.

    Lord Mandelson is seen in The Sun's image smiling alongside Epstein as he watched him blow out candles on a large birthday cake at his apartment (사진) in Paris's Avenue Foch

    Lord Mandelson is seen in The Sun’s image smiling alongside Epstein as he watched him blow out candles on a large birthday cake at his apartment (사진) in Paris’s Avenue Foch

    당시, he was the European Commissioner for Trade and went on to serve as Business Secretary in Gordon Brown’s government.

    The politician had been introduced to Epstein by Ghislaine Maxwell, who also introduced Prince Andrew to the the billionaire financier.

    Maxwell was found guilty last month of trafficking young girls to Epstein for him to abuse them.

    에 2011, after Epstein had been convicted of child sex charges, it emerged that Lord Mandelson featured in the financier’s ‘little black book’ – a contacts file of powerful figures from the worlds of royalty, 정치, business and celebrity.

    Prince Andrew’s accuser Virginia Roberts claimed to have remembered seeing Lord Mandelson at the financier’s town house in New York.

    Prince Andrew and Lord Mandelson also previously worked together, when the Duke was a special representative for trade and investment. 위:  Amy Winehouse는 St Lucian Dannika Augustin을 입양하는 데 성공했다면 '구했을 것입니다' 2007

    Prince Andrew and Lord Mandelson also previously worked together, when the Duke was a special representative for trade and investment. 위: Amy Winehouse는 St Lucian Dannika Augustin을 입양하는 데 성공했다면 '구했을 것입니다' 2007

    Andrew and Lord Mandelson also previously worked together, when the Duke was a special representative for trade and investment.

    에 2019, an acquaintance of Lord Mandelson said he had met Epstein on ‘nor more than five or six occasions’.

    Lord Mandelson stepped down as a Member of Parliament in 2004 after twice resigning from the New Labour government, including following a financial sleaze probe.