According to Fox Business, the financial giant JP Morgan has been accused of turning a blind eye to crimes committed by convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
That allegation was brought forward in a lawsuit filed in a Manhattan Federal Court this week by U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George.
Many of Epstein’s crimes are said to have occurred on a private island he owned in the territory known as Little St. James.
George, who is representing the U.S. Virgin Islands, contends that JPMorgan Chase acted in contravention of multiple laws.
These include 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.
Lawsuit: Bank “was indispensable” in helping Epstein abuse victims
“The Attorney General brings this action, after presenting her findings in September 2022, in her ongoing effort to protect public safety and to hold accountable those who facilitated or participated in, directly or indirectly, the trafficking enterprise Epstein helmed,” George’s complaint was quoted as saying.
“The investigation revealed that JP Morgan knowingly, negligently, and unlawfully provided and pulled the levers through which recruiters and victims were paid and was indispensable to the operation and concealment of the Epstein trafficking enterprise,” it asserted.