JPMorgan alleges wife of U.S. Virgin Islands’ ex-governor aided Jeffrey Epstein’s criminal activity

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JPMorgan Chase, the nation’s largest bank, has accused the wife of a former governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Cecile de Jongh, of aiding convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in evading sex offender monitoring laws and facilitating various aspects of his alleged criminal activities.

According to court documents filed on Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, de Jongh served as Epstein’s “primary conduit” for distributing money and influence within the USVI government.

The financial institution claimed that Epstein maintained a mutually beneficial relationship with the highest-ranking officials in the U.S. Virgin Islands for approximately two decades, NBC News reported.

JPMorgan Chase alleged that Epstein provided financial support, advice, influence, and favors to these officials, who, in turn, protected and even rewarded him.

These allegations were made by JPMorgan Chase as part of its defense in a civil suit filed against it by the U.S. Virgin Islands last year.

The lawsuit accuses the bank of playing an indispensable role in facilitating and concealing Epstein’s trafficking enterprise.

The territory seeks monetary damages, while the bank has denied any liability.

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