The US Virgin Islands has subpoenaed Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk to hand over documents in a lawsuit accusing JPMorgan Chase & Co of helping to enable sexual abuse by late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein to take place.
The subpoena, issued on April 28, surfaced on Monday in a request for the Virgin Islands to notify Musk through alternate means, as it had not been able to locate and notify him.
According to the document filed on Monday in the US District Court in Manhattan, Musk, one of the richest people in the world, may have been appointed to JPMorgan by Epstein. The Virgin Islands did not provide further explanation of its interest in obtaining documents from Musk.
Musk did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Epstein died by suicide in 2019 in a Manhattan prison cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
The US Virgin Islands accuses JPMorgan of ignoring signs about Epstein’s abuse of women in Little St. James, a private island he owned within the territory.
The bank denies knowledge of Epstein’s crimes.
In the subpoena, the Virgin Islands demand any documents Musk has about Epstein’s involvement in human trafficking and his acquisition of girls or women for commercial sexual exploitation.
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