(Presidentialwire.com)- According to reports, the United States Virgin Islands is suing J.P. Morgan Bank over its alleged role as a beneficiary of Jeffrey Epstein’s human trafficking ring.
Attorney General Denise George of the U.S. Virgin Islands filed the suit in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday, alleging that the bank profited from its financial arrangement with Epstein. Epstein allegedly committed suicide while in federal custody in 2019 while awaiting trial.
Reports of the lawsuit reveal J.P. Morgan is accused of knowingly, negligently, and illegally providing and pulling the levers through which recruiters and victims were paid and was indispensable to the operation and concealment of the Epstein trafficking enterprise. J.P. Morgan allegedly facilitated and concealed wire and cash transactions that raised suspicion.
Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison for her role in recruiting and providing underage girls for an unknown list of wealthy and influential clients at multiple locations around the world, including Epstein’s estate on Little St. James Island, which he owned in the territory.
The lawsuit alleges that the bank continued to provide services to Epstein despite his 2008 conviction for abuses, even though bank employees raised concerns about the institution’s exposure to risk by continuing to do business with him.
According to a report, the territory sued Epstein’s estate in 2020 and eventually settled for $105 million, including $80 million for tax benefits extended to Epstein.
Earlier reports show two of Epstein’s accusers are also suing J.P. Morgan and the German Deutsche Bank. They seek class-action status for undisclosed compensation for the banks’ role in facilitating the operation.
They claim the banks knowingly participated in the Epstein human trafficking venture by providing Epstein with ready and reliable access to resources to recruit, lure, coerce, and entice young women and girls.
Both banks have denied the allegations.
The public awaits the Epstein client list. Why has it not been revealed?