Officials ID body found in Derby as Jeffrey Epstein associate, convicted Ponzi schemer Steven Hoffenberg
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner identified the body of a man found dead inside a home in Derby as an associate of Jeffrey Epstein.
Police say a welfare check led to the discovery on Mount Pleasant Street around 8 p.m. Tuesday. Officials identified the man as Steven Hoffenberg.
Hoffenberg, a former associate of Epstein and a convicted Ponzi schemer, was sentenced in 1997 to 20 years in prison for a $460 million scheme.
He claimed Epstein, who worked for him at the time, was the architect of the fraud.
Epstein killed himself in prison in 2019 while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.