The wife of a Democrat politician in the U.S. Virgin Islands is accused of facilitating Jeffrey Epstein’s purported sex trafficking operation.
According to The Wall Street Journal, JPMorgan Chase revealed the information in a court filing.
In order to resolve a class action lawsuit brought by victims of Epstein over the bank’s dealings with the now-deceased sex trafficker, the bank agreed to pay over $290 million.
The bank made emails between Epstein and Cecile de Jongh, a former first lady and the wife of the Democratic governor of the US Virgin Islands, John de Jongh Jr., available.
Cecile de Jongh served as “an office manager for the convicted sex offender’s businesses in the U.S. territory.”
The U.S. Virgin Islands sued the bank last year on the grounds that by allowing Epstein to use their bank, which gave him access to the financial system, they had assisted in Epstein’s crimes’ facilitation.
The bank said that while her husband served as governor, de Jongh oversaw Epstein’s operations on the island and assisted him in dealing with local officials and law police.
The bank claimed that De Jongh assisted several Epstein victims in signing up for English lessons. The tuition was covered by Epstein.
She allegedly also assisted in setting up their visas so they could be brought to the island.
She allegedly requested Epstein to donate money to Democrat Stacey Plaskett’s congressional campaign since Plaskett ultimately won a delegate’s seat in the US Congress.