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Why has Elon Musk been subpoenaed in Jeffrey Epstein’s case?

As part of its lawsuit against JP Morgan Bank in connection with sex trafficking by Jeffrey Epstein, the US Virgin Islands have subpoenaed Elon Musk.

Elon Musk subpoenaed in Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking case

The US Virgin Islands, where the late Jeffrey Epstein owned two islands that were one of the sites of his sex trafficking, have subpoenaed Elon Musk. The attorney general is requesting documents from the CEO of Twitter and Tesla as part of the territory’s ongoing litigation accusing JP Morgan Chase Bank of helping enable sexual abuses of the sex offender and financier who committed suicide while awaiting trial in 2019.

Musk is not implicated in any wrongdoing by the US territory and does not seek to question him under oath. The subpoena came to light after the US Virgin Islands had been unable to serve Musk since 28 April and sought alternative means.

Why has Elon Musk been subpoenaed in Jeffrey Epstein’s case?

Filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, the subpoena is seeking communications with or regarding Epstein and JPMorgan between the billionaire and either party dating back to 2002. Additionally, any documents about fees Musk may have paid to either. The US Virgin Islands AG does not provide explanation for the request beyond Epstein potentially having referred Musk to JP Morgan.

In a tweet on Monday, the Twitter CEO posted “This is idiotic on so many levels.”

“That cretin never advised me on anything whatsoever.” He wrote. “The notion that I would need or listen to financial advice from a dumb crook is absurd.”

What is the US Virgin Island case against JP Morgan in relation to Jeffrey Epstein?

JP Morgan is accused of having missed red flags about Epstein’s abuse of women on the private island he owned in the US territory, Little St. James. The bank for its part denies any knowledge of Epstein’s crimes.

Musk and Tesla have strongly denied any connection between the billionaire and the disgraced financier. As reported by the New York Times in 2019, rumors swirled that Epstein had been advising Musk when he ran into trouble with regulators over his proclamations that he had secured funding to take Tesla private.

“It is incorrect to say that Epstein ever advised Elon on anything,” Keely Sulprizio, a spokeswoman for Musk, told the media outlet at the time.


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