Jeffrey Epstein, the financier charged with sex trafficking of underage girls, was once a major political donor.

Since 1990, Epstein has donated $147,426 to various Democrats and $18,250 to Republicans, according to the Center for Responsive Politics . Chuck Schumer, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Bob Dole received thousands a piece.

In 2008, Epstein pleaded guilty to felony sexual solicitation of underage girls. Epstein continued to make donations after he was released from a 13-month prison term.

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Some politicians, including disgraced former New York governor Eliot Spitzer and retired Senator Chris Dodd, returned Epstein's donations as accusations of the financier's wrongdoings became public. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee also returned a $10,000 gift from Epstein three days after receiving it in 2018,according to The Daily Beast .

Keep reading to learn more about Epstein's political donations.

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