The U.S. Virgin Islands government filed a lawsuit last week against JPMorgan Chase alleging that the institution “turned a blind eye” to disgraced child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein and his criminal activities.
The suit was filed by Democrat Attorney General, Denise George on Dec. 27 and requested a jury trial. George alleged that the bank violated the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, The Virgin Islands Criminally Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, and the Virgin Islands Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.
“Upon information and belief, JP Morgan turned a blind eye to evidence of human trafficking over more than a decade because of Epstein’s own financial footprint, and because of the deals and clients that Epstein brought and promised to bring to the bank,” George wrote in the filing.
She alleged in the filings that the bank’s leadership teams supported and approved the decisions taken by the bank.
“Indeed, it was only after Epstein’s death that JP Morgan belatedly complied with federal banking regulations regarding Epstein’s accounts,” George continued further alleging that the bank concealed wire and cash transactions connected with Epstein’s ongoing international sex trafficking ring.
Just days after filing the lawsuit, George was fired from her role as the Attorney General. The Islands’ Democrat Governor, Albert Bryan Jr. announced in a statement that he “relieved Denise George of her duties as attorney general this weekend.”
A spokesperson for Governor Bryan said that reports claiming George’s firing were connected with the lawsuit were “not entirely accurate.”
George has previously sued the Epstein estate and had secured a massive $105 million settlement for the territorial government of the US Virgin Islands.
Financial institutions, JP Morgan Chase and Deutsche Bank were also sued recently by several Epstein victims in November where the victims alleged that the institutions were complicit in aiding the billionaire’s sex crimes against a minor. The lawsuit alleges that Epstein paid off victims and their families over the years.
Conservative commentator Rogan O’Handley noted on Twitter, “Remember when Biden got the Ukrainian prosecutor fired for investigating Hunter/Burisma? Well on Dec. 27 the USVI AG filed a lawsuit against JPMorgan for helping Jeffrey Epstein Biden flew to USVI & the AG was fired days later What a coincidence!”
Remember when Biden got the Ukrainian prosecutor fired for investigating Hunter/Burisma?
Well on Dec. 27 the USVI AG filed a lawsuit against JPMorgan for helping Jeffrey Epstein
Biden flew to USVI & the AG was fired days later
What a coincidence!https://t.co/9aA442rokI
— Rogan O’Handley (@DC_Draino) January 2, 2023
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