Elon Musk deals with subpoena in Jeffrey Epstein suit versus JPMorgan

Elon Musk faces subpoena in Jeffrey Epstein lawsuit against JPMorgan

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The U.S. Virgin Islands provided a subpoena to Tesla CEO Elon Musk looking for files for that federal government’s suit versus JPMorgan Chase over sex trafficking by the bank’s late long time consumer Jeffrey Epstein, a court filing exposed Monday.

That filing stated the Virgin Islands has actually attempted unsuccessfully to serve Musk with the subpoena, which was provided on April 28, due to the fact that of suspicion that Epstein “may have referred or attempted to refer” Musk as a customer to JPMorgan.

The U.S. area asked Manhattan federal court Judge Jed Rakoff in the filing to enable it to serve Musk with the subpoena for the files with Tesla’s signed up representative.

That subpoena needs Musk turn over any files revealing interaction including him, JPMorgan and Epstein, along with “all Documents reflecting or regarding Epstein’s involvement in human trafficking and/or his procurement of girls or women for consensual sex.”

The Virgin Islands is taking legal action against JPMorgan for apparently making it possible for and gaining from Epstein’s trafficking of girls to his personal island in the area to be abused by him and others.

JPMorgan rejects the federal government’s claims, which are mirrored in a different pending civil suit in Manhattan federal court by a female who states Epstein sexually abused her. JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon is because of be deposed for both claims starting on May 26.

A May 4 court filing by the Virgin Islands exposed the federal government had actually provided a comparable subpoena for files to Google co-founder Larry Page, which it similarly was having trouble finding Page.

And the area formerly provided subpoenas to Page’s fellow Google co-founder Sergey Brin, previous Disney executive Michael Ovitz, Hyatt Hotels executive chairman Thomas Pritzker and Mort Zuckerman, the billionaire investor.

In Monday’s filing, the Virgin Islands stated, “Upon information and belief, Elon Musk — the CEO of Tesla, Inc., among other companies — is a high-net-worth individual who Epstein may have referred or attempted to refer to JPMorgan.”

The federal government stated that it had actually employed an investigative company to attempt to find an address from Musk, and likewise called among his attorneys.

That attorney in previous federal cases has actually waived the requirement of him being personally served with legal files, according to the filing.

“The Government contacted Mr. Musk’s counsel via email to ask if he would be authorized to accept service on Mr. Musk’s behalf in this matter but did not receive a response confirming or denying his authority,” the filing stated.

CNBC has actually connected to demand remark fromMusk In addition to being CEO of Tesla, Musk is head of SpaceX and owner of Twitter.

In 2018, Epstein informed The New York Times author James Stewart that he had actually been recommending Musk after the Securities and Exchange Commission opened a probe into Musk’s remarks about taking the business personal.

A video still from the NBC archive proving Donald Trump talking with Jeffrey Epstein at a celebration in Mar- A-Lago from 1992.


When the Times connected to Tesla for remark, the business highly rejected that claim, stating, “It is incorrect to say that Epstein ever advised Elon on anything.” Epstein had actually anticipated to Stewart that “everyone at Tesla would deny talking to him or being his friend,” according to a short article about their interview.

Epstein, a previous good friend of Donald Trump Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew of Britain, was a client of the bank from 1998 through2013 In 2008, he pleaded guilty to a state charge in Florida of getting sex from a minor lady.

Epstein eliminated himself in a Manhattan prison in August 2019, a month after being apprehended on kid sex trafficking charges.

— Additional reporting by CNBC’s Lora Kolodny