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Ex-Virgin Islands AG testifies she was pressured by governor to let Epstein on the island

The deposition was part of a legal fight between the Virgin Islands and JPMorgan.

Published: August 19, 2023 7:29am

Updated: August 19, 2023 7:34am

Former U.S. Virgin Islands attorney general Denise George states in court documents that the Virgin Islands governor pressured her to let Epstein onto the island. 

In documents made public Monday, George testified that Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. in 2019 pressured her to issue a special waiver to disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein that would allow him to enter the Virgin Islands, even though his sex offender status prevented him from doing so, according to the documents.

George refused to issue the waiver, according to the Daily Caller.

“My thoughts about that even then, in particular then, it did not sit right with me,” she stated in her deposition.

“Because my thing is, first of all, why is the Governor, you know, getting involved in this matter that is a law enforcement matter," George continued. "Or only the Attorney General to make based on law, and that he was doing so on behalf of a convicted sex offender, a sexual offender, child predator, this person, Jeffrey — Jeffrey Epstein.”  

The deposition was part of a legal fight between the Virgin Islands and JPMorgan. Both parties have thrown accusations at each other regarding Epstein.

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