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Steven Hoffenberg, Epstein mentor and one-time New York Post manager, found dead

By and New York Post

Steven Hoffenberg, the disgraced businessman and longtime mentor of Jeffrey Epstein, was found dead Tuesday when Connecticut police discovered his rotting corpse during a wellness check, The Post has learned.

Authorities discovered Hoffenberg, who spent 18 years in prison for running a half-billion-dollar Ponzi scheme, dead in his home around 8 p.m. Tuesday. It is not clear exactly when he died.

Police had been called to the 77-year-old’s home in Derby, Conn., at the request of a friend.

Steven Hoffenberg
Steven Hoffenberg was found dead in his Derby, Connecticut, home by police during a wellness check.
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Steven Hoffenberg, left, is escorted by FBI agents in a Little Rock, Ark., parking garage after turning himself in to authorities in 1996.
Steven Hoffenberg, who once acted as manager of The Post, is escorted by FBI agents in a Little Rock, Ark., parking garage after turning himself in to authorities in 1996.
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Steven Hoffenberg
Hoffenberg’s home in Derby, Connecticut.
Douglas Healey
Steven Hoffenberg
His body was rotting inside the home.
Douglas Healey

No cause of death has been revealed, but police said there were no immediate signs of trauma to his body.

“Every indication is that it is Mr. Hoffenberg,” a Derby Police Department spokesman said. “There’s nothing to suggest that it isn’t. We believe it’s him. We’re just waiting for dental records.”

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