Elon Musk to be subpoenaed for documents in Virgin Islands' Epstein lawsuit against JPMorgan
The U.S. Virgin Islands issued a subpoena to Tesla CEO Elon Musk seeking documents for that government’s lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase over sex trafficking by the bank’s late longtime customer Jeffrey Epstein, a court filing revealed Monday.
That filing said the Virgin Islands has tried unsuccessfully to serve Musk with the subpoena,
which was issued on April 28, because of suspicion that Epstein “may have referred or attempted to refer” Musk as a client to JPMorgan.
The U.S. territory asked Manhattan federal court Judge Jed Rakoff in the filing to allow it to serve Musk with the subpoena with Tesla’s registered agent.
That subpoena demands Musk turn over any documents showing communication involving him, JPMorgan and Epstein,
as well as “all Documents reflecting or regarding Epstein’s involvement in human trafficking and/or his procurement of girls or women for consensual sex.”
The Virgin Islands is suing JPMorgan for allegedly enabling and benefiting from Epstein’s trafficking of young women to his private island in the territory to be abused by him and others.
JPMorgan denies the government’s claims, which are mirrored in a separate pending civil lawsuit in Manhattan federal court by a woman who says Epstein sexually abused her.
JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon is due to be deposed for both lawsuits beginning on May 26.