The US Virgin Islands Attorney General who filed a lawsuit against JP Morgan over the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking scandal has been fired.
Denise George last week filed a lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase for alleging the bank profited from Epstein’s sex trafficking scheme.
The lawsuit also accused JPMorgan of “turning a blind eye” to suspicious activity that occurred from Epstein’s account.
In the lawsuit, U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George stated “Over more than a decade, JPMorgan (JPM) clearly knew it was not complying with federal regulations in regard to Epstein-related accounts as evidenced by its too-little too-late efforts after Epstein was arrested on federal sex trafficking charges.”
Governor Albert Bryan Jr. fired Denise George over the weekend.
The Virgin Islands Daily News reported:
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has fired V.I. Attorney General Denise George, and appointed Carol Thomas-Jacobs to the role in an acting capacity, Government House Communications Director Richard Motta Jr. said Sunday.
Motta did not respond to a request for comment about Bryan’s reasons for the decision, which comes days after The Daily News reported that George filed a lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan, accusing JPMorgan Chase of helping Jeffrey Epstein exploit women and girls.
Bryan, in a brief statement released late Sunday night, also gave no reason for George’s termination.
“I relieved Denise George of her duties as attorney general this weekend. I thank her for her service to the people of the Territory during the past four years as Attorney General and wish her the best in her future endeavors. Assistant Attorney General Carol Thomas-Jacobs will serve as Acting Attorney General,” the governor said in the prepared statement with the customary paragraph touting transparency.