The US Virgin Islands has requested documents from Elon Musk as part of the legal case against JPMorgan because of the bank’s knowledge of the sex trafficking of its long-time client Jeffrey Epstein (Jeffrey Epstein), AFP reported.
An unidentified woman and the U.S. Virgin Islands filed separate lawsuits against JPMorgan late last year, accusing the bank of facilitating the now-deceased Epstein’s crimes by ignoring warnings and continuing to keep him as a client until 2013. The bank denied the allegations and filed its lawsuit against a former executive over his ties to Epstein.
New court documents say Musk, who has not been accused of wrongdoing, “is a high-net-worth individual whom Epstein may have directed or attempted to direct to JPMorgan.” On April 28, the U.S. Department of Justice asked Musk to turn over all documents related to Epstein and JPMorgan, as well as “any documents reflecting or relating to Epstein’s involvement in human trafficking and/or his procurement of girls or women for sex”.
The documents say that Virgin Islands legal staff were unable to serve the request on Musk or any of his legal representatives, but instead asked to be able to pass it on to Tesla’s lawyers. A similar document request was made in early April to Google co-founder Larry Page. In 2008, Epstein was convicted in Florida of paying young girls for massages but served only 13 months in prison under a secret plea deal. Later, facing charges of trafficking underage girls for sex, he committed suicide in a New York prison in August 2019.