Attorneys for a Jeffrey Epstein sufferer requested a federal decide on Friday to permit them to take new testimony from JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon and others as a part of a lawsuit towards the financial institution over its dealings with intercourse predator Epstein.
The legal professionals, who deposed Dimon for the go well with final month, alleged in a Manhattan District Courtroom submitting that JPMorgan has “strategically” didn’t promptly flip over paperwork to them as a part of the case, as required by Decide Jed Rakoff.
That prevented the accuser’s legal professionals from asking questions on these paperwork on the time Dimon and different key witnesses had been deposed, in keeping with the submitting by lawyer Sigrid McCawley.
The submitting says that after Dimon’s deposition, JPMorgan “produced 1,500 paperwork, a few of which got here from the custodial recordsdata of witnesses whose depositions had lengthy handed.”
The accuser, who’s suing underneath the pseudonym Jane Doe, in her go well with claims that JPMorgan facilitated and financially benefited from Epstein’s intercourse trafficking of her and different younger girls for years when he was a buyer of the financial institution.
The federal government of the U.S. Virgin Islands alleges the identical declare in a separate lawsuit pending in the identical courthouse.
JPMorgan denies any wrongdoing however has mentioned it regrets having had Epstein as a shopper.
Along with Dimon, the accuser’s legal professionals need to reopen the depositions of Mary Erdoes, who’s CEO of JPMorgan’s asset and wealth administration division; Mary Casey, who was Epstein’s banker for a few decade at JPMorgan; and a fourth individual, solely recognized within the submitting as JPMorgan’s “consultant.”
All 4 can be requested about paperwork turned over solely after their preliminary depositions, the submitting mentioned.
One such doc, turned over after Dimon’s deposition was taken Might 26, “seems to seek advice from a 2019 inside overview of [redacted] digital communications with Jeffrey Epstein, carried out after Epstein’s 2019 arrest and dying,” in keeping with the submitting.
One late-produced doc was a timeline that amongst different issues referenced emails through which a then-top financial institution govt Jes Staley asks Epstein a query.
“These paperwork display that JPMC was totally able to studying the total extent of Epstein and Staley’s private relationship … and but waited to take action till 2019 regardless of the myriad pink flags and public stories about Epstein’s conduct through the years,” the submitting mentioned.
“Plaintiff would have confronted JPMC’s CEO, Mr. Dimon, with this doc throughout his deposition had it been produced in a well timed method,” the submitting mentioned.
McCawley famous that Rakoff in Might had admonished JPMorgan for turning over paperwork to the plaintiff’s authorized staff “at an inexplicably sluggish fee.”
“Regardless of the Courtroom’s clear warning, JPMC nonetheless didn’t expeditiously produce paperwork from the custodial recordsdata of key witnesses, a few of whom had already been deposed, for strategic causes,” the lawyer wrote.
“For instance, the weekend previous to the shut of reality discovery, and instantly after the Might 26 deposition of its CEO Jamie Dimon, JPMC produced 1,500 paperwork, a few of which got here from the custodial recordsdata of witnesses whose depositions had lengthy handed,” McCawley wrote.
“This sample of manufacturing paperwork from the custodial recordsdata of witnesses after their depositions has persevered all through the invention interval.”
Joseph Evangelisti, a spokesman for JPMorgan, in an electronic mail to CNBC mentioned, “Plaintiffs just like the headlines, however no period of time on the report will change the truth that Jamie by no means met the person, by no means labored with the person, and desires in hindsight the person had by no means been a shopper of the agency.”