Jeffrey Epstein's longtime mentor Steven Hoffenberg was found dead by Connecticut police. The cause of death is still not confirmed.
Hoffenberg's body was found decomposed in a routine check-up of his Derbi home.
Hoffenberg, 77, was located on his bedroom floor on Tuesday. Police claim there were no signs of trauma and only said the corpse was "rotting."
A spokesperson for Derby Police Department told Daily Mail:
"Every indication is that it is Mr. Hoffenberg."
They added that there was nothing to suggest otherwise, and the police are "just waiting for dental records." Toxicology results will help determine the cause of death.
In 1993, Hoffenberg pleaded guilty to one of the most famous Ponzi schemes, worth over half a billion dollars.
He was jailed for 20 years but served 18. After Hoffenberg got out of jail, he distanced himself from Epstein.
During the trial, there were numerous implications that Jeffrey Epstein "knowingly and intentionally utilized funds he fraudulently diverted and obtained from this massive Ponzi scheme for his own personal use to support a lavish lifestyle."
Hoffenberg's neighbors had no idea that the man they respected was connected to the pedophile and one of the country's Ponzi schemes. He only moved to the Derby place in the two or three years.
The disgraced businessman's body was found after Maria Farmer, the first woman to report Epstein to police, called for a welfare check-up.
Maria told the press that "Hoff was one of my dearest friends on earth, more like a father than my own father ever was to me." She added that the man "lived in kindness, always giving what little he had, never asking for anything."
"This man was beyond incredible and a dear friend to survivors of Epstein... as he was also."
Hoffenberg went on to claim that Epstein was the mastermind behind the operation. As you know, Epstein served jail time, but he got away with the Ponzi scheme he allegedly orchestrated.
Epstein, a convicted pedophile, was found dead in his cell in 2019. His death was ruled a suicide. It led to numerous conspiracy theories, some involving the most powerful men in the world.
Epstein's former girlfriend and right hand, Ghislaine Maxwell, was recently found guilty on five out of six counts, including the sex trafficking of young girls.
Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison and was fined $750,000.
Hoffenberg was the founder, CEO, president, and chairman of Towers Financial Corporation, a debt collection agency, and once upon a time, New York Post manager.
At the beginning of 2022, another Epstein associate, Jean-Luc Brunel, was found hanged in his cell at La Santé Prison. He was charged with numerous counts of rape.
Hoffenberg spoke against Epstein last time in 2019. This is a developing story, and the public is, once again, creating numerous theories.
This is a brief look into Hoffenberg's life: