The US Virgin Islands has subpoenaed Tesla CEO Elon Musk for paperwork in its lawsuit accusing JPMorgan Chase & Co of serving to allow sexual abuses by late intercourse offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Based on a Monday court docket submitting in US District Courtroom in Manhattan, the Virgin Islands issued a subpoena to Musk on April 28.
The submitting mentioned Musk, one of many richest individuals on the planet, might have been referred to JPMorgan by Epstein. It didn’t present additional rationalization for its curiosity in acquiring paperwork from Musk.
Musk didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
The US Virgin Islands accuses JPMorgan of lacking purple flags about Epstein’s abuse of ladies on Little St. James, a personal island he owned there.
The financial institution has mentioned it shouldn’t be held answerable for a former high government’s relationship with Epstein, who died by suicide in 2019 in a Manhattan jail cell whereas awaiting trial on intercourse trafficking prices.
The subpoena sought all communications between the entrepreneur and JPMorgan concerning Epstein in addition to communications between Musk and Epstein.
The subpoena additionally sought all paperwork concerning charges that Musk paid to Epstein or to JPMorgan concerning Musk’s accounts or relationship with JPMorgan.
It additionally requested Musk for all paperwork reflecting or concerning Epstein’s involvement in human trafficking and his procurement of women or ladies for business intercourse.
The small print have been a part of a request by the Virgin Islands to serve the subpoena on Musk by various means as a result of the federal government had not been capable of serve an preliminary subpoena on Musk at Tesla or by means of a lawyer who has accepted service on behalf of Musk previously.
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