Where’s Elon? That is what government officials within the Virgin Islands need to know.
On April 28, they tried to serve Tesla and Twitter CEO Elon Musk a subpoena for documents as a part of a court case involving accused sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and mega-bank JPMorgan Chase. However the billionaire was nowhere to be found.
“The Government contacted Mr. Musk’s counsel via email to ask if he could be authorized to simply accept service on Mr. Musk’s behalf on this matter but didn’t receive a response confirming or denying his authority,” officials said in a court filing earlier today at the US District Court for the Southern District of Recent York.
In response to CNN, the Virgin Islands government has had a lot trouble tracking down Musk they’ve needed to hire an investigative firm.
Musk is not being accused of any crimes. However the Virgin Islands attorney general’s office wants him to share “all communications between Musk and JPMorgan regarding Epstein or any role the disgraced financier played within the Tesla CEO’s financial management,” said CNN.
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Virgin Islands vs. JPMorgan Chase
The Musk subpoena is the most recent move in a high-stakes lawsuit filed by the federal government of the U.S. Virgin Islands against JPMorgan Chase. The territory alleges that the bank “turned a blind eye” to evidence that Jeffrey Epstein used JPMorgan to ease sex-trafficking activities on his private island, Little St. James, until his suicide in 2019.
The grievance says that its investigation “revealed that JPMorgan knowingly, negligently, and unlawfully provided and pulled the levers through which recruiters and victims were paid and was indispensable to the operation and concealment of the Epstein trafficking enterprise.”
JPMorgan Chase has denied any wrongdoing and said it’ll vigorously defend itself against the lawsuit.
What does any of this need to do with Elon Musk? In response to Reuters, Musk can have introduced Epstein to his contacts at JPMorgan. Now the Virgin Islands wants to grasp the character of their relationship higher.
At press time, Musk had not responded to requests for comment.