Victims of Jeffrey Epstein Could See Justice in 2023, as US Virgin Islands Files New Suit Against Bank Epstein Used

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Many of the victims of the late, convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein still wait for justice over his years-long, criminal enterprise, including human and sex trafficking.


My colleague Bob Hoge wrote about a week ago on Great Britain’s Prince Andrew getting cut off by his royal brother, King Charles III — a fall from grace precipitated by Andrew’s clear connection to Epstein and his disgusting activities. This follows the prince paying out tens of millions of dollars (the reported amount varies), in a civil suit brought by an Epstein victim.

And as Hoge pointed out, and readers likely know, justice in the legal system has also been meted out for one other person connected to Epstein–his associate Ghislaine Maxwell now sits in jail on a 20-year sentence. But Hoge lamented in his piece that while the prince might be the latest to suffer some punishment here, many others have not:

Notice who still hasn’t faced accountability though? The other powerful figures that we know protected Epstein, visited his island, rode aboard the Lolita Express, and perhaps lived out their own twisted fantasies.

If the prosecutors in two court cases prevail, though, that could change in 2023. The Daily Mail reported late Thursday on a new case out of the U.S. Virgin Islands, aimed at a major bank they claim turned a blink eye to Epstein’s illegal ways — JPMorgan Chase:


A new lawsuit launched by the US Virgin Islands’ attorney general on Wednesday accuses JPMorgan Chase of ‘turning a blind eye’ to the horrific sex crimes committed by Jeffrey Epstein.

In the suit, USVI AG Denise George accuses Chase of ‘knowingly providing and pulling the levers through which recruiters and victims were paid.’ The complaint was filed in Manhattan District Court.

George goes on to allege that Chase ignored the truth surrounding Epstein, such as his 2008 conviction in Florida for procuring a child for prostitution, in order to keep him as a client, reports The New York Times.

The report continues:

The bank, which has yet to comment on the suit, kept Epstein as a client between 1998 and 2013 before finally cutting ties.

Here are some more of the claims in the VI suit:


The new lawsuit explicitly states that Epstein used his home on Little St. James [a private island] for his sex crimes.

One section of the lawsuit reads: ‘Human trafficking was the principal business of the accounts Epstein maintained at JPMorgan.’

AG George said that the suit was part of an ‘outgoing effort’ to bring accountability to those who helped facilitate Epstein’s actions.

The complaint goes on to accuse Chase of concealing ‘wire and cash transactions that raised suspicion of a criminal enterprise whose currency was the sexual servitude’ of young girls.


This is the second recent lawsuit aimed at banks with business connections to Epstein:

In November, victims of Epstein sued Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan Chase in a separate lawsuit.

The victims said that the banks facilitated Epstein’s sex trafficking operation because large sums of money were withdrawn to pay his victims.

The Daily Mail reported that “the damages being sought by the US Virgin Islands are unspecified in the lawsuit.” Let’s hope that either this suit or the one filed in November bring some amount of closure to Epstein’s victims in the new year.


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