Google co-founder Sergey Brin and several other billionaires have been issued with subpoenas by the US Virgin Islands as part of a civil lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase over the bank’s ties with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, informed sources have told the Wall Street Journal.
Other tycoons to have been approached include the executive chairman of Hyatt Hotels Thomas Pritzker, real-estate mogul Mortimer Zuckerman, and investor Michael Ovitz, the outlet reported on Friday.
The subpoenas from the attorney general of the US Virgin Islands seek any communications and documents related to JPMorgan Chase and Epstein from some of the wealthiest men in America, the sources said.
The exact reasons why Brin, Pritzker, Zuckerman and Ovitz are being asked for data as part of the case “couldn’t be determined,” the WSJ noted.
Under US law, lawyers working on civil cases can issue subpoenas to individuals who aren’t party to a lawsuit, but are believed to be capable of providing important evidence.
Earlier this week, the media reported that the longtime CEO and chairman of JPMorgan Chase Jamie Dimon had agreed to be interviewed under oath in May as part of the case.
The lawsuit against one of most prominent Wall Street banks was brought by an alleged Epstein victim.