March 20, 2023 – Judge rules JP Morgan Chase and Deutsche Bank must face lawsuits alleging they knowingly participated in Epstein’s sex trafficking operation

In Email/Dossier Investigations by Katie Weddington

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(…) Two women, who claim they were sexually assaulted by Epstein, filed lawsuits in November accusing the banks of enabling Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking operation, Reuters reported. The lawsuits allege JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank ignored Epstein’s misconduct because he was an important client and used the banks to send cash payments to his victims, the outlet note.

Epstein was a client of JPMorgan from 2000 – 2013 and Deutsche Bank from 2013 – 2018, Reuters reported. JPMorgan is suing former executive Jes Staley for his alleged relationship with Epstein and blaming him for the bank’s alleged dealings with Epstein.

Manhattan Judge Jed Rakoff also ruled JPMorgan must face a lawsuit from the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) for its relationship with Epstein, Reuters reported. The USVI lawsuit accused the bank of turning a “blind eye” to Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking operation, and it was filed shortly after the Virgin Islands’ fined Epstein’s estate $105 million in December. (Read more: The Daily Caller, 3/20/2023)  (Archive)