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both believe not only is he a flight risk a Manhattan federal court on Monday heard arguments on whether American financier Jeffrey Eckstine should remain in jail while awaiting trial or be allowed to live under house arrest and his seventy seven million dollar mansion on Manhattan's Upper East Side prosecutors and lawyers representing the victims said the EPS teen charged with sex trafficking underage girls posed an extraordinary risk of flight and danger to the community and must remain in jail until his trial Eckstine is accused of arranging for girls under the age of eighteen to perform nude massages and other sex acts and of paying some girls to recruit others from at least two thousand and two to two thousand and five baht Eckstine has pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking charges the sixty six year old who hop knobbed with Donald Trump and Bill Clinton is now being held at the metropolitan correctional center a fortress like jail that has been criticized by inmates and lawyers for harsh conditions at Monday's bail hearing a prosecutor told the judge the search of EPS scenes home uncovered a foreign passport and a stash of cash in a locked safe lawyers for two alleged victim said their clients also spoke out in court on why Eckstine should be denied bail if this decision comes down to the wire and it's a close call Chiles wants her voice to be heard and from that for the judge to hear from her that there is a real danger presented lawyers for Eckstine said their client has had an unblemished record since he pleaded guilty more than a decade ago to state prostitution charge in Florida critics have called that deal which let Eckstine avoid federal prosecution too lenient Alex Acosta who is US attorney for the Southern District of Florida over saw at jeans earlier deal resigned on Friday from secretary of labor saying he did not want to be a disk , action for the White House a bail decision is expected on Thursday if convicted obscene faces up to forty five years in prison