Lawyers for a Jeffrey Epstein victim asked a federal judge on Friday to permit them to take brand-new statement from JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon and others as part of a suit versus the bank over its negotiations with sex predator Epstein.
The attorneys, who deposed Dimon for the match last month, declared in a Manhattan District Court filing that JPMorgan has “strategically” stopped working to immediately turn over files to them as part of the case, as needed by Judge Jed Rakoff.
That avoided the accuser’s attorneys from asking concerns about those files at the time Dimon and other essential witnesses were deposed, according to the filing by lawyer Sigrid McCawley.
The filing states that after Dimon’s deposition, JPMorgan “produced 1,500 documents, some of which came from the custodial files of witnesses whose depositions had long passed.”
The accuser, who is taking legal action against under the pseudonym Jane Doe, in her match declares that JPMorgan helped with and economically took advantage of Epstein’s sex trafficking of her and other girls for several years when he was a consumer of the bank.
Jamie Dimon, chairman and president of JPMorgan Chase & & Co., right, at the United States Capitol following a conference with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer in Washington, DC, United States, on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.
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The federal government of the U.S. Virgin Islands declares the very same claim in a different claim pending in the very same court house.
JPMorgan rejects any misdeed however has stated it is sorry for having actually had Epstein as a customer.
In addition to Dimon, the accuser’s attorneys wish to resume the depositions of Mary Erdoes, who is CEO of JPMorgan’s property and wealth management department; Mary Casey, who was Epstein’s lender for about a years at JPMorgan; and a 4th individual, just recognized in the filing as JPMorgan’s “representative.”
All 4 would be inquired about files turned over just after their preliminary depositions, the filing stated.
One such file, turned over after Dimon’s deposition was taken May 26, “appears to describe a 2019 internal evaluation of [redacted] electronic interactions with Jeffrey Epstein, performed after Epstein’s 2019 arrest and death,” according to the filing.
One late-produced file was a timeline that to name a few things referenced e-mails in which a then-top bank executive Jes Staley asks Epstein a concern.
“These documents demonstrate that JPMC was fully capable of learning the full extent of Epstein and Staley’s personal relationship … and yet waited to do so until 2019 despite the myriad red flags and public reports about Epstein’s conduct over the years,” the filing stated.
“Plaintiff would have challenged JPMC’s CEO,Mr Dimon,
with this file throughout his deposition had it been produced in a prompt way,” the filing stated.
McCawley kept in mind that Rakoff in May had actually advised JPMorgan for turning over files to the complainant’s legal group “at an inexplicably slow rate.”
“Despite the Court’s clear warning, JPMC still failed to expeditiously produce documents from the custodial files of key witnesses, some of whom had already been deposed, for strategic reasons,” the legal representative composed.
“For example, the weekend prior to the close of fact discovery, and immediately after the May 26 deposition of its CEO Jamie Dimon, JPMC produced 1,500 documents, some of which came from the custodial files of witnesses whose depositions had long passed,” McCawley composed.
“This pattern of producing documents from the custodial files of witnesses after their depositions has persisted throughout the discovery period.”
Joseph Evangelisti, a representative for JPMorgan, in an e-mail to CNBC stated, “Plaintiffs like the headlines, but no amount of time on the record will change the fact that Jamie never met the man, never worked with the man, and wishes in hindsight the man had never been a client of the firm.”
— CNBC’s Eamon Javers added to this report.