Lawsuit Alleging JPMorgan's Links to Jeffrey Epstein Leads to Subpoenas for Google Co-Founder
According to various news outlets, the attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands has issued subpoenas to four wealthy individuals in the United States: Sergey Brin, Thomas Pritzker, Mortimer Zuckerman, and Michael Ovitz.
The subpoenas are part of the U.S. territory's civil lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase & Co. over its links to Jeffrey Epstein. The attorney general's office has requested the individuals to produce all documents and communications related to the bank and Epstein.
While it's unclear why these individuals were singled out, lawyers often use subpoenas during the discovery process to gather evidence from third parties. The lawsuit, which was filed in a Manhattan federal court, accuses JPMorgan of facilitating Epstein's sex trafficking and abuse and alleges that the bank received valuable business opportunities from Epstein while turning a blind eye to his activities.
JPMorgan has denied any knowledge of Epstein's actions and has argued that it cannot be held liable. Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Alphabet Inc. and board member of Google, Thomas Pritzker, the executive chairman of Hyatt Hotels Corp., Mortimer Zuckerman, a real-estate billionaire and the owner of U.S. News & World Report, and Michael Ovitz, a venture capitalist and former talent agent for Hollywood stars, have been subpoenaed by the U.S. Virgin Islands in relation to its civil lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase & Co. over its links to Jeffrey Epstein.
The subpoenas seek communications and documents related to the bank and Epstein. The reason why the four men have been requested for the documents and communications is not known. Representatives for the four men did not immediately respond to requests for comment.