Elon Musk was issued a subpoena by the US Virgin Islands in its lawsuit accusing JPMorgan Chase & Co. of knowingly benefiting from Jeffrey Epstein’s sex-trafficking.
The US territory mentioned in courtroom papers it had purpose to consider Epstein might have referred or tried to refer Musk to JPMorgan as a consumer. A number of different billionaires, together with the Google co-founders Larry Web page and Sergey Brin, have additionally been issued subpoenas by the USVI.
Musk’s legal professional Alex Spiro did not reply to questions in regards to the subpoena by way of electronic mail, however the Tesla Inc. chief govt officer addressed the difficulty on Twitter in a response to a posted article, calling it “idiotic.”
The USVI on Monday requested the decide overseeing the case to authorize various technique of serving the April 28 subpoena on Musk. The territory mentioned it made good-faith efforts to acquire an handle for Musk, together with hiring non-public investigators, however had been unable to find one.
The territory mentioned it additionally tried to serve Musk at Tesla’s places of work. The USVI requested for permission to serve the subpoena on Tesla itself.
The USVI subpoena seeks paperwork reflecting communications or conferences between Musk and JPMorgan or Musk and Epstein referring to the 2 males’s accounts on the financial institution. It additionally seeks from Musk any paperwork “relating to Epstein’s involvement in human trafficking” or regarding charges the Tesla CEO paid to Epstein or JPMorgan in connection together with his accounts on the financial institution.
The case is Authorities of america Virgin Islands v. JPMorgan Chase Financial institution N.A., 22-cv-10904, U.S. District Court docket, Southern District of New York (Manhattan).