In its lawsuit seeking to hold JPMorgan Chase accountable for the trafficking acts committed by businessman Jeffrey Epstein, the government of the U.S. Virgin Islands is attempting to subpoena billionaire Elon Musk for documents.
In relation to Epstein, who committed suicide in 2019 while awaiting trafficking charges in a federal prison in Manhattan, Musk has never been publicly accused of any wrongdoing.
But there had been persistent rumors over the years — promoted by Epstein himself — that Epstein had given Musk business advice.
Musk's spokespeople have refuted those claims, but the U.S. Virgin Islands government claimed in a court document that it thinks Epstein may have attempted to introduce Musk to JPMorgan as a potential client.
JPMorgan's attorneys did not promptly respond to messages seeking comment on Monday.
Authorities claimed that in the early 2000s, at his mansions in New York and Palm Beach, Florida, Epstein enlisted and Phyically assaulted dozens of young girls. He entered a not-guilty plea.