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The names of alleged associates and perpetrators of Jeffrey Epstein are set to be revealed through the court-ordered unsealing of documents related to cases involving the late financier and convicted pedophile, according to a published report.
The UK’s Daily Mail was first to report on Sunday that the currently sealed documents that allegedly contain information on Epstein victims, perpetrators, employees, and others will be made public. The unsealing will come as part of new court filings that pertain to Virginia Guiffre’s 2015 lawsuit against former Epstein muse and associate Ghislaine Maxwell, who is currently serving a prison term for her role in procuring underage girls for the financier.
The Daily Wire reported:
A total of 167 names could be made public when the documents are unsealed, according to a list of “non-objecting Does” filed this week. The Mail reported that Prince Andrew, who has been accused of sexual assault by Giuffre, is expected to be included in the documents.
Several of the currently unidentified individuals from the list have reportedly already been identified through media interviews or previously publicly available documents, including a former employee and an alleged associate.
Other names reportedly to be included in the documents are employees of Maxwell, alleged victims, and law enforcement officials linked to the case. For example, John Doe 18, an assistant state district attorney, already appears in an available police report, according to the filing.
Alleged perpetrator John Doe 23, meanwhile, stands accused of playing a part in Epstein’s sex trafficking but has since died following the filing of the original case. His connection has already been reported via the media, the filing states.
John Doe 24, who is also dead, was allegedly an associate of famed Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz, whom Giuffre sued before dropping her case against him. Other names that are slated to be unsealed include a journalist “who investigated Epstein,” a former U.S. assistant attorney, and a “former FBI director.”
“The new documents, expected to shed light on individuals who have been linked to Epstein, come as information continues to trickle out as media organizations and others ask for full access to documents pertaining to Giuffre’s 2015 case against Maxwell,” the Daily Wire reported.
Documents previously released in relation to the case include an alleged Epstein victim noting in unsealed emails that she had copies of blackmail videos the late financier took of his associates.
“When my friend had sexual intercourse with [redacted] and [redacted], sex tapes were in fact filmed on each occasion by Jeffrey,” Sarah Ransome claimed in an email. “Thank God she managed to get ahold of some footage of the filmed sex tapes which clearly identify the faces of [redacted] and [redacted] having sexual intercourse with her. Frustratingly enough Epstein was not seen in any of the footage but he was clever like that.”
Last week, reports noted that the former attorney general for the U.S. Virgin Islands filed a lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase regarding the bank’s financial dealings with Epstein, alleging that the Wall Street finance behemoth benefited from his sex trafficking escapades while subsequently failing to report suspicious activity to the authorities.
“Over more than a decade, JPMorgan 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 and shortly after his death, when JPMorgan (JPM) belatedly complied with federal law,” says the complaint filed by former US Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George.
“Human trafficking was the principal business of the accounts Epstein maintained at JPMorgan,” the lawsuit states. The complaint alleges the bank concealed “wire and cash transactions that raised suspicion of a criminal enterprise whose currency was the sexual servitude” of young girls.
Virgin Islands Governor Albert Bryan Jr. fired George after the lawsuit against JPMorgan was filed two months ago.
Attorneys for JPMorgan responded in court to the US Virgin Islands, alleging the territory “did nothing to stop” Epstein’s sex-trafficking operation and is deflecting blame by suing the bank for facilitating the now-dead financier’s scheme.
“USVI’s lawsuit is a masterclass in deflection that seeks to hold JPMC responsible for not sleuthing out Epstein’s crimes over a decade ago,” attorneys for JPMorgan wrote in the filing. “Yet USVI had access at the time to the same information, allegations, and rumors about Epstein on which it alleges JPMC should have acted.”