The emails formed part of a lawsuit filed by the government of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) against banking giant JPMorgan Chase, where former Barclays CEO Jes Staley worked for 34 years. He became CEO of JPMorgan Chase in 2009, but left in 2013. He later joined the British financial giant in 2015 as its CEO.
According to the filing, Epstein and Staley exchanged more than a thousand emails. One 2009 email from Staley to the financier read: "I owe you much, and I deeply appreciate your friendship. I have few so profound." Epstein completed a sentence for soliciting a minor for prostitution that same year.
Staley stepped down from his position as Barclays CEO in November 2021 amid an investigation by the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) into whether the bank had been truthful about his relationship with Epstein. The FCA found that Staley "provided an incomplete picture" of his links with the financier, while an internal probe by Barclays found no evidence that the then-CEO knew about Epstein's alleged crimes.
Staley has maintained that while he was friendly with Epstein, he was unaware of his alleged crimes. He had also ended his friendship with the financier, who mysteriously died in August 2019 while in custody, before becoming Barclays CEO.
According to the USVI's lawsuit, Staley purportely vouched for Epstein as a JPMorgan Chase client when internal compliance officers raised questions. The bank's compliance team repeatedly asked for assurances after the financier was initially indicted in 2006 for sex crime charges and pleaded guilty to those charges in 2008. JPMorgan said it cut off Epstein's accounts in 2013, shortly after Staley left the bank.
The USVI's suit also included emails of Staley and Epstein that feature pictures of young women in seductive poses. The emails also discussed trips to the financier's private Little St. James island, which he purchased in 1998 for an estimated $7.95 million.
A July 2010 email from Staley to Epstein read: "That was fun. Say hi to Snow White." Epstein replied by asking what character the erstwhile Barclays CEO wanted, to which Staley replied: "Beauty and the Beast."
According to the Wall Street Journal, the unincorporated and organized U.S. territory sued JPMorgan Chase over allegations that it facilitated Epstein's sex trafficking. The bank did so by allowing him access to bank accounts and approving wire transfers he used to pay young women. At least 20 young women or girls trafficked by Epstein were paid in this manner. (Related: Virgin Islands files suit against JPMorgan Chase alleging bank illicitly profited from Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking of minors.)
Moreover, the USVI lawsuit also alleged that Epstein wired money to a woman following Staley's stay at the financier's mansion in Palm Beach, Florida. The late sex offender also wired money to the same woman after Staley told Epstein he would be in London.
The bank denied the accusations, arguing that it did not facilitate any possible crimes committed by Epstein. It added that the USVI should have stopped him in the first place.
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