US Virgin Islands sues JPMorgan Chase

According to a lawsuit filed Dec. 27 in Manhattan District Court, the U.S. Virgin Islands accused JP Morgan Chase & Co. of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who was convicted of illegal sex trafficking of women and girls. We are suing JPMorgan Chase & Co. for allegations of sponsorship.

The complaint accuses JP Morgan of providing banking services to Epstein and hiding questionable wire and cash transactions after he was convicted of sexual charges. Bloomberg.

Specifically, Virgin Islands Attorney General Dennis George said in the lawsuit that her office investigated Epstein’s activities and submitted the findings to JPMorgan in September of this year.

According to George, the investigation found that the bank “willfully, negligently, and illegally provided and pulled a lever through which solicitors and victims were paid, and that Epstein’s human trafficking enterprise operated and covered up.” I discovered that it was essential.”

“JP Morgan facilitated and covered up wire transfers and cash transactions that aroused suspicion of a criminal enterprise whose currency was the sexual slavery of dozens of women and girls inside and outside the Virgin Islands,” the lawsuit added.

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The exterior of JPMorgan Chase & Co. headquarters in New York on May 20, 2015. (Mike Segar/Reuters)

“JP Morgan closed his eyes”

The attorney general said the bank was “essential to the operation and cover-up of Epstein’s human-trafficking enterprise,” the fact that he was convicted of sexual abuse in 2008, and that bank employees had expressed concerns about their relationship with Epstein. Despite this, he said he continued to serve Epstein…a pedophile.

“On the basis of information and belief, JP Morgan turned a blind eye to over a decade of evidence of human trafficking because of Epstein’s own financial footprint,” the lawsuit argued, adding that “Epstein brought and promised to bring for the sake of our business and our customers,” he said. Bank. “

“These decisions were advocated and endorsed at the senior levels of JP Morgan,” the lawsuit adds.

Attorney General George also accused the bank of unfairly profiting from its dealings with Epstein.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for violations of sex trafficking, bank secrecy and consumer laws, and the court will turn over profits from Epstein’s dealings with his company to banks. I am asking you to force me to do so.

The Epoch Times reached out to a JP Morgan spokesperson for comment.

Attorney General George said the lawsuit was part of an “ongoing effort” to hold accountable individuals who assisted Epstein’s activities at Epstein’s residence on Bloomberg’s private, secluded Little St. James Island. I said yes. report.

File photo: Homes can be seen on Little St. James Island, one of the properties owned by investor Jeffrey Epstein near Charlotte Amalie.
Little St. James Island, one of the properties owned by investor Jeffrey Epstein near Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands, August 17, 2019. (Reuters/Marco Bello)

Anonymous woman files lawsuit against JP Morgan

George’s lawsuit comes shortly after two separate lawsuits were filed against JP Morgan and another bank, Deutsche Bank AG, by two anonymous women who accused the disgraceful financier of sexual abuse. , alleging that financial institutions supported his sex trafficking activities by maintaining financial ties with him.

The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in New York on November 24, alleges that the bank violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) for “the continued operation of Epstein’s international sex trafficking ring.” provided the necessary financial support to

“Epstein’s sex trafficking business would not have been possible without the support and collusion of financial institutions, especially banking institutions. Ensure business continuity and combat sexual abuse and sex trafficking of young women and girls,” wrote the two women’s lawyers.

Earlier this month, Epstein’s estate agreed to a $105 million settlement with the U.S. Virgin Islands government to settle a lawsuit filed by Attorney General George against Epstein in 2020 against sex trafficking, child exploitation and fraud. Did.

According to George, half of the proceeds from the sale of Epstein’s Little St. James private island will also be used to help locals who were victims of Epstein’s abuse and sex trafficking, and part will go to the judicial system. It is also used to support the ongoing operations of the Secretary’s Office.

Epstein, 66, died in a Manhattan prison in August 2019 while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

Tom Ozimek contributed to this report.

Katavera Roberts

Katabella Roberts is a news writer for The Epoch Times, focusing primarily on US, world and business news.