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Virgin Islands takes JPMorgan to court for facilitating Epstein abuse

The suit is seeking unspecified damages for violating sex-trafficking, bank-secrecy and consumer laws

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The US Virgin Islands is suing JPMorgan Chase & Co. for “turning a blind eye” to former client Jeffrey Epstein’s sex-trafficking on his private island there.
 
USVI Attorney General Denise George said her suit filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court was part of an “ongoing effort” to hold accountable those who facilitated Epstein’s activities. Epstein brought many of his victims to his villa on Little St. James, the private island he owned.

“Human trafficking was the principal business of the accounts Epstein maintained at JPMorgan,” the USVI 
complaint states. 

JPMorgan declined to comment. 

According to the suit, JPMorgan concealed “wire

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First Published: Dec 29 2022 | 11:33 PM IST

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