Electric car maker Tesla CEO Elon Musk meets with French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on the sidelines of the 6th edition of the “Choose France” summit at the Château de Versailles outside Paris on May 15, 2023.
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That filing says the Virgin Islands have tried unsuccessfully to serve oysters with oysters. sizerwhich was released on April 28, due to suspicions that Epstein “may have referred or attempted to refer” to Musk as a JPMorgan client.
In the filing, the US territory asked Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan federal court to allow Musk to be served with the summons by Tesla’s registered agent.
That subpoena demanded Musk turn over any documents showing communications involving him, JPMorgan and Epstein, as well as “Epstein’s involvement in human trafficking and/or the purchase of girls or women for consensual sex.” All documents in respect of
The Virgin Islands is suing JP Morgan on its private island in the territory for allegedly enabling and profiting from Epstein’s trafficking of the young women, for abuse by her and others.
JPMorgan denied the government’s claims, presented in a separate pending civil lawsuit in Manhattan federal court by a woman who says Epstein sexually assaulted her. JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon is to be deposed for both trials beginning May 26.
A May 4 court filing by the Virgin Islands revealed that the government had issued a similar subpoena for documents to Google co-founder Larry Page, and was similarly having difficulty locating Page.
and the region previously issued summons to fellow Google co-founder of Pages Sergey BrinEast disney Executive Michael Ovitz, Hyatt Hotel Executive Chairman Thomas Pritzker and billionaire real estate investor Mort Zuckerman.
In Monday’s filing, the Virgin Islands said, “On information and belief, Elon Musk — CEO of Tesla, Inc., among other companies — is a high-net-worth individual whom Epstein referred or intended to refer to JP Morgan.” Might have tried.” Besides being the CEO of Tesla, Musk is the head of SpaceX and the owner of Twitter.
The government said it had hired an investigative firm to try to locate an address from Musk and had also contacted one of his lawyers.
In previous federal cases that attorney has waived the requirement to be personally served with legal documents, according to the filing.
The filing states, “The government contacted Mr. Musk’s attorney, via email, to ask whether he would be authorized to accept service on Mr. Musk’s behalf in this matter, but did not confirm or confirm his authority.” No rebuttal response received.”
Musk did not immediately respond to a request for comment by CNBC.
But on Monday night, Musk responded to @unusual_whales, a Twitter user who tweeted the article.
“This is silly on so many levels,” Musk wrote in his Twitter reply. “1. That cretin never advised me about anything. 2. The notion that I would need or hear financial advice from a dumb scoundrel is absurd.”
“3. JPM let Tesla down ten years ago despite Tesla having a global commercial banking business that we took back,” Musk wrote. “I’ve never forgiven them.”
In 2018, Epstein told New York Times Writer James Stewart said he was advising Musk after the Securities and Exchange Commission investigated Musk’s comments about taking the company private.
A video still from the NBC archive showing Donald Trump talking with Jeffrey Epstein at a party at Mar-a-Lago from 1992.
When the Times contacted Tesla for comment, the company strongly denied that claim, saying, “It is incorrect to suggest that Epstein ever advised Elon on anything.” Epstein predicted to Stewart that “everyone at Tesla would refuse to talk to him or be his friend,” according to an article about his interview.
Epstein, a former friend of Donald Trump Bill Clinton and Britain’s Prince Andrew, was a customer of the bank from 1998 to 2013. In 2008, he pleaded guilty to charges of having sex with an underage girl in Florida.
Epstein killed himself in a Manhattan prison in August 2019, a month after being arrested on charges of child sex trafficking.
– Additional reporting by CNBC Lora Kolodny