The Virgin Islands’ top prosecutor was fired days after she sued JPMorgan Chase for helping the disgraced Jeffrey Epstein. On Dec. 27, then-Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George filed a lawsuit that said:
“JP Morgan turned a blind eye to evidence of human trafficking over more than a decade because of Epstein’s own financial footprint, and because of the deals and clients that Epstein brought and promised to bring to the bank.
“These decisions were advocated and approved at the senior levels of JP Morgan, including by the former chief executive of its asset management division and investment bank, whose inappropriate relationship with Epstein should have been evident to the bank. Indeed, it was only after Epstein’s death that JP Morgan belatedly complied with federal banking regulations regarding Epstein’s accounts.
“Over more than a decade, JP Morgan clearly knew it was not complying with federal regulations in regard to Epstein-related accounts as evidenced by its too-little too-late efforts after Epstein was arrested on federal sex trafficking charges and shortly after his death, when JP Morgan belatedly complied with federal law.”
“I relieved Denise George of her duties as attorney general this weekend,” Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said.
“I thank her for her service to the people of the territory during the past four years as attorney general and wish her the best in her future endeavors.
“Assistant Attorney General Carol Thomas-Jacobs will serve as acting attorney general.”
The lawsuit scared Epstein’s famous friends alleging at one point: “Human trafficking was the principal business of the accounts Epstein maintained at JPMorgan.”
The complaint accuses JPMorgan Chase of concealing “wire and cash transactions that raised suspicion of a criminal enterprise whose currency was the sexual servitude” of young girls.
Last month two anonymous women who accused Epstein of sexual abuse filed civil lawsuits against JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank claiming banks enabled and benefited financially from Epstein’s sex trafficking operation.
The women accuse JPMorgan of having “provided special treatment to the sex-trafficking venture, thereby ensuring its continued operation and sexual abuse and sex-trafficking of young women and girls.”
“Without the financial institution’s participation, Epstein’s sex trafficking scheme could not have existed,” the lawsuit says.
Bradley Edwards, a lawyer in the case against Deutsche Bank, told the Wall Street Journal earlier:
“The time has come for the real enablers to be held responsible, especially his wealthy friends and the financial institutions that played an integral role.
“These victims were wronged, by many, not just Epstein.
“He did not act alone.”
What are they hiding?
Attorney General Denise George Removed from Post #USVI https://t.co/35kZsT4lHw
— U.S. Virgin Islands (@usvirginislands) January 2, 2023
BREAKING: Attorney General Denise George gets terminated just days after she filed a lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase for aiding Jeffrey Epstein.
The elites are getting scared.
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) January 2, 2023
The US Virgin Islands is suing JPMorgan for “turning a blind eye” to former client Jeffrey Epstein’s sex-trafficking on his private island there https://t.co/VPBfvla3sc
— Bloomberg (@business) December 29, 2022