Did you see the news? The latest development from the Jeffrey Epstein human trafficking case is that high-level executives at JPMorgan Chase were aware of the heinous actions taken by the business mogul, and yet they never severed ties with Epstein.
According to Fox News, Epstein paid more than 20 sex trafficking victims from his accounts at JPMorgan, meaning that the banking institution had intimate knowledge of Epstein's transactions. With this in mind, it's hard to understand why executives chose to continue banking with Epstein, instead of notifying the authorities immediately.
One reason may be due to the fact that at least one executive, Jes Staley, was a close, personal friend of Jeffrey and even exchanged more than 1,200 emails during the course of their friendship. In fact, it was revealed that Staley was sending emails to Epstein while he was staying at Jeffrey's private island (the same location where many of the illegally trafficked victims were abused).
JPMorgan Chase also knew about the $1.5 million that Epstein wired to pay his recruiters, who would find fresh victims to bring to the island for abuse. As the case develops, it's my hope that we can finally get to the bottom of the who knew about the abuse, and who allowed the victimization to continue.
To read more about the ongoing lawsuit between the JPMorgan and the U.S. Virgin Islands (where Epstein's island is located), please read this article from Fox News. An excerpt from the article can be found below:
The U.S. Virgin Islands government sued JPMorgan Chase alleging the bank was complicit in Epstein's sex crimes.
The Virgin Islands government on Wednesday unsealed sections of the federal lawsuit that had previously been redacted, Law & Crime reported.
“These women were trafficked and abused during different intervals between at least 2003 and July 2019, when Epstein was arrested and jailed, and these women received payments, typically multiple payments, between 2003 and 2013 in excess of $1 million collectively,” according to the unsealed passages.
Maybe we need to remind ourselves that in America, no one is above the rule of law.