Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been subpoenaed by the government of the US Virgin Islands to provide documents relating to JPMorgan Chase’s alleged involvement with late financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The subpoena is part of a case filed by the Virgin Islands against JPMorgan, which alleges that the bank profited from Epstein’s sex trafficking ring and failed to report illegal financial activity.
The filing revealed that the government of the Virgin Islands issued a subpoena to Musk on April 28, but had difficulty serving him due to a lack of contact information. The court is asking for all the records of communications Musk had with JPMorgan about Epstein and any role the disgraced financier played in the Tesla CEO’s financial management.
JPMorgan has denied any wrongdoing and said that it should not be held liable for a former top executive’s relationship with Epstein. The bank has been accused of getting financial benefits from Epstein’s trafficking operation and failing in its duty to report illegal financial activity.
Epstein died by suicide while he was under arrest in 2019. He was awaiting trial on federal charges which accused him of operating a sex trafficking ring from 2002 to 2005 at his Manhattan mansion and his Palm Beach estate.
Musk’s subpoena does not imply that he is involved in any illegal activity. It only shows that Musk was a high-net-worth individual whom Jeffrey Epstein may have introduced to JP Morgan Chase. The subpoena also requested any information or documents regarding the amount paid to Epstein or JPMorgan, or any records pertaining to Epstein’s sex trafficking ring.
JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon is set to depose on May 26 and 27 in two civilian cases about his firm’s relationship with Epstein. Google co-founder Larry Page has also been subpoenaed in the case, along with other high-profile figures such as Sergey Brin, Thomas Pritzker, Mort Zuckerman, and Michael Ovitz.