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The deep roots of Apollo Global's Jeffrey Epstein problem--Part 2

This is PART 2 of an ongoing series on Apollo Global, the NBA, and Jeffrey Epstein.

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BY HENRY ABBOTT
Apollo’s headquarters are just up Fifth Avenue from the NBA. Nearby: the hotel where Apollo co-founders Tony Ressler and Josh Harris attend NBA Board of Governors’ meetings, MOMA where Leon Black is chairman, and Trump Tower. Image from Google Maps.

Maybe no business matters more to the NBA than Apollo Global Management.

  • Josh Harris, billionaire governor of the Philadelphia 76ers, co-founded Apollo.

  • Tony Ressler, billionaire governor of the Atlanta Hawks, co-founded Apollo.

  • Tony Ressler’s sister, Debra, is married to Leon Black, Apollo’s founder, chairman, and—until recently—CEO.

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s college roommate at Duke, Jim Zelter, is the co-president of Apollo

Apollo’s the epicenter of a network of billionaires.

In addition to being a direct source of dollars invested i…

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