U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George was fired days after filing a lawsuit accusing JPMorgan Chase of ‘enabling’ and ‘facilitating’ Jeffrey Epstein’s sex crimes.
George accused Chase of “knowingly providing and pulling the levers through which recruiters and victims were paid.”
The 30-page lawsuit was filed last Wednesday in Manhattan District Court.
“JP Morgan turned a blind eye to evidence of human trafficking over more than a decade because of Epstein’s own financial footprint, and because of the deals and clients that Epstein brought and promised to bring to the bank,” the lawsuit alleged.
The lawsuit continued:
These decisions were advocated and approved at the senior levels of JP Morgan, including by the former chief executive of its asset management division and investment bank, whose inappropriate relationship with Epstein should have been evident to the bank. Indeed, it was only after Epstein’s death that JP Morgan belatedly complied with federal banking regulations regarding Epstein’s accounts.
Law & Crime reported:
Epstein victims, who sued anonymously in a pair of class action complaints, previously had accused JPMorgan Chase and Deutsche Bank of “complicity” in the sex trafficking scheme. Though Epstein died in jail before his trial, his co-conspirator Ghislaine Maxwell was tried, convicted, and sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Days after the AG’s filing of the lawsuit — on New Year’s Eve — George was removed from her post. Local news outlets in the Virgin Islands reported that the attorney general had not informed the territory’s Gov. Albert Bryan about her impending enforcement action.
The St. Thomas Source also reported that AG Denise George had been "relieved of her duties."
Government House has confirmed that Attorney General Denise George has been “relieved of her duties” but in a short statement Sunday night declined to say why.
“I relieved Denise George of her duties as attorney general this weekend,” Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said. “I thank her for her service to the people of the territory during the past four years as attorney general and wish her the best in her future endeavors. Assistant Attorney General Carol Thomas-Jacobs will serve as acting attorney general.”
The termination comes less than a week after George filed suit against JPMorgan Chase Bank in Manhattan federal court, alleging the company facilitated Jeffrey Epstein’s sex-trafficking scheme in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
As noted on Twitter, the Bidens spent the holidays in the Virgin Islands.
BOMBSHELL REPORT: US Virgin Islands AG Denise George TERMINATED just days after filing suit against JPMorgan Chase claiming Jeffrey Epstein used the bank to FACILITATE SEX-TRAFFICKING activities on Little St. James.
FYI: THE BIDEN'S SPENT THE HOLIDAYS IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS...
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) January 2, 2023
U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has fired V.I. Attorney General Denise George, and appointed Carol Thomas-Jacobs to the role in an acting capacity.
Now you know WHY Joe Biden chose to vacation this week in the Virgin Islands.
As Rush said:
Follow the Money ! https://t.co/E6uuWiS5Xc pic.twitter.com/PIFPOcFZRl
— Tom T. ن Pray for Israel 🇺🇸 (@VRWCTexan) January 2, 2023
Via Fox News:
As millions of Americans suffer through a deadly, once in a decade blizzard, President Biden just landed in the U.S. Virgin Islands for yet another vacation with wife, first lady Jill Biden.
The Bidens are set to enjoy downtime in St. Croix's warmer climate through Jan. 2, 2023.
St. Croix is a place that is very familiar to the president. He has vacationed on the island at least since he was vice president. The visit this week is Biden's first as president.
The president and first lady are being accompanied by their daughter Ashley, her husband, and two grandchildren, The Associated Press reported.