Epstein transferred tens of millions to Maxwell, JPMorgan executive testifies

Major financial transactions reportedly occurred between the two accounts from 1999 through 2007.

Updated: December 6, 2021 - 9:34pm

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Jeffrey Epstein sent more than $30 million to Ghislaine Maxwell over the course of several years, executive director of JPMorgan Chase Patrick McHugh testified Monday during the British socialite's sex trafficking trial.

After selling $18.3 million in stocks in 1999, McHugh said Epstein transferred the money to Maxwell. He made similar transactions in 2002 for $5 million, in 2007 for $7.4 million and in 2007 for $7.4 million, Bloomberg reports.

Defending exorbitant monetary transfers, Maxwell's attorney asked McHugh, "Isn't it true that high-net-worth individuals like this have lots of assets?"

The prosecution argued that Maxwell, who faces charges of sex trafficking of minors, was "partners in crime" with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who died in 2019 awaiting a trial over sex trafficking charges.

The defendant's brother, Kevin Maxwell, complained Monday that Maxwell is not being treated properly in custody, and he appealed to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to "intervene."