U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George filed a lawsuit on Tuesday accusing banking giant JPMorgan Chase of covering up child sex crimes committed by the disgraced and deceased billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.
Filed in the Manhattan District Court, the suit accuses the bank of “knowingly providing and pulling the levers through which recruiters and victims were paid.”
The new lawsuit explicitly states that Epstein used his home on Little St. James for his sex crimes. In June, Epstein’s former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years prison for trafficking minors for sex.
Epstein first became a client at Chase in 1998. There have been numerous reports since his death that the bank’s executives sought to keep Epstein on board due to his connections with some of the richest people in the world.
One section of the lawsuit reads: ‘Human trafficking was the principal business of the accounts Epstein maintained at JPMorgan.’
Epstein’s accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison earlier this year for her role in his sex trafficking network involving kids as young as 14 years old.