Files Requested In Jeffrey Epstein Legal Drama

(NationalUSNews.com) — The office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is being requested to release documents by JPMorgan Chase related to the lawsuits against them due to their relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, the mysterious aristocrat who participated in trafficking minors, who was a former client.

A telephone conference was held Tuesday, May 16, before U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff between attorneys representing Bragg’s office, JPMorgan Chase; Jes Staley, a former senior executive; and the plaintiffs.

The judge told Bragg’s representatives that his office must provide the documents by May 19. According to Bragg’s office, the list of documents requested is not privileged material subject to discovery by the parties, stating that a “protective order” was in place preventing them from commenting on the nature of the documents requested.

JPMorgan Chase is up against two lawsuits filed by “Jane Doe 1” in 2022 seeking compensation for damages; the bank denied liability. The plaintiff accused the bank of facilitating the trafficking activity of Epstein by “knowingly, negligently, and unlawfully” providing assistance in paying Epstein’s recruiters as well as his victims. They argue providing these transaction services was “indispensable” to Epstein’s operation.

Another bank, Deutsche Bank, agreed to a settlement payment of $75 million to the victims of Epstein in a similar lawsuit.

Last year, in June, Epstein’s longtime companion and partner, Ghislaine Maxwell, was sentenced to 20 years in prison at the conclusion of her trial, which made national headlines.

Considering Epstein died in prison, the nature of which is still heavily speculated to be a murder rather than a suicide, Maxwell was the closest person to him to be held accountable, playing a major role as a recruiter of young girls in his operation.

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