Authorities in the US Virgin Islands have been unable to locate Google co-founder Larry Page to serve him with a subpoena in connection with a lawsuit filed against JP Morgan for allegedly enabling the late US tycoon Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking ring. According to Fox Business, several unsuccessful attempts were made to reach Page, who owns two islands in the Virgin Islands.
Authorities have asked the New York court to allow the subpoena to be sent to Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google, which Larry Page co-founded and co-owns. The Virgin Islands government believes the tech giant’s executive may have had some connection to the late tycoon, as he is “a high-net-worth individual to whom Epstein may have referred or attempted to refer to JP Morgan.”
The Virgin Islands authorities filed a lawsuit against JP Morgan Chase last December, accusing the bank of facilitating and concealing sex trafficking by Jeffrey Epstein. According to the lawsuit, the financial institution profited from the crime by allowing large sums of money to be withdrawn and used to pay cash to sex trafficking victims. Page is one of several billionaires who have been subpoenaed by Virgin Islands authorities for their alleged ties to JP Morgan and Epstein.
Previously, subpoenas were issued to real estate tycoon Mortimer Zuckerman, Google co-founder Sergey Brin, and Hyatt Hotels chairman Thomas Pritzker. JP Morgan Chase has denied the allegations and filed an appeal requesting that the lawsuit be dismissed, claiming it is without merit.