Virgin Islands fires Attorney General after JPMorgan, Epstein suit

"I relieved Denise George of her duties as attorney general this weekend."

Updated: January 2, 2023 - 8:23pm

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Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George has been fired after filing a suit last week against JPMorgan Chase alleging that the bank profited off of its relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.

"Over more than a decade, JPMorgan clearly knew it was not complying with federal regulations in regard to Epstein-related accounts as evidenced by its too-little too-late efforts after Epstein was arrested on federal sex trafficking charges and shortly after his death, when JPMorgan belatedly complied with federal law," George wrote in the complaint.

Now, merely a week later, Virgin Islands Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has fired George.

"I relieved Denise George of her duties as attorney general this weekend. I thank her for her service to the people of the Territory during the past four years as Attorney General and wish her the best in her future endeavors. Assistant Attorney General Carol Thomas-Jacobs will serve as Acting Attorney General," he said in a statement, according to the Virgin Islands Daily News.

Bryan did not state a reason for terminating George, though numerous news outlets noted the timing of the decision and linked it with George's suit against JPMorgan.