Former Virgin Islands attorney general reveals the governor pressured her to issue a travel waiver for Jeffrey Epstein during the JPMorgan Chase Bank accusations.
Pressured Her to Act in Favor of Convicted Sex Offender Jeffrey Epstein
A former prosecutor, who faced a sudden dismissal by the U.S. Virgin Islands governor, has revealed that the governor pressured her to act in favor of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
She Wanted a Waiver for Him
Denise George, who served as the Virgin Islands attorney general until the end of 2022, testified under oath that Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. personally contacted her to request a waiver from travel restrictions against Epstein.
What She Said Happened
George testified that Bryan “was telling me that, you know, Jeffrey Epstein wants to have this waiver of the travel requirements, and that he said that his attorneys will be contacting me, and encouraged me to meet with the attorneys to consider it.”
The Previous Attorney General Allowed it
Vincent Frazer, who was the Virgin Islands attorney general from 2007 to 2015, had previously granted Epstein a waiver from in-person reporting requirements, significantly reducing the notification requirement.
He Was Allowed to Visit on Short Notice
Court documents revealed that Frazer permitted Epstein to inform authorities just 72 hours before leaving the Virgin Islands, accepting email notifications.
Said It Would Be a Burden Otherwise
Epstein’s legal team argued that in-person notifications would be excessively burdensome due to his frequent business-related travel.
The Law Says Sex Offenders Can Still Travel
A 2012 Virgin Islands law allowed the attorney general to modify or waive sex offender requirements for specific reasons, such as frequent business travel.
He Reduced the Notification Time
Following complaints from Epstein’s lawyers, Frazer further reduced the notification time to a mere 24 hours.
The Decision Was Reversed
However, Acting Attorney General Carol Thomas-Jacobs reversed this decision in 2019 due to lack of evidence.
George took over as attorney general later that year and was approached by Bryan.
She Found No Evidence He Should Have Waivers
George reviewed Department of Justice records and found no evidence supporting Epstein’s eligibility for waivers or relaxed restrictions.
There Was Political Maneuvering
“I realized there was some political maneuvering that [Mr. Epstein] was doing,” George commented on her interaction with the governor.
There Was a Law Enforcement Issue
“That by itself indicated to me that he was flexing his political influence over or with the governor in an effort to get a favorable result in what I considered to be definitely a law enforcement issue by the attorney general,” she continued.
The Governor Pressured Her Via Text
While George pondered the request, the governor texted her to make a decision. She believes her refusal strained her relationship with the governor.
Standing Up for What is Right
“I am always determined to stand for what it is that I believe is right based on my position as to having [to] make law enforcement decisions. And I make them irrespective of anything as far as who the people are or whatever political influence or power they may have,” George stated.
Denied Giving Epstein Special Treatment
Bryan, in a separate deposition, denied giving Epstein special treatment. He stressed attracting wealthy individuals to the Virgin Islands was for more job opportunities.
His Companies Received Tax Breaks
Epstein’s companies received tax breaks from the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority for almost two decades. Bryan previously led this authority.
Says His Taxes Didn’t Relate to Conviction
Bryan acknowledged Epstein’s sex-related conviction but argued it was unrelated to his business, not affecting his tax breaks. “Whatever he settled with Florida was good for us,” Bryan stated.
Epstein Was an ‘International Financier’
In another deposition, Frazer mentioned that Epstein was identified as an “international financier.”
Says Waiver Didn’t Involve Sex Trafficking
His frequent business travel led to the waiver issuance. Frazer believed the waiver did not aid Epstein’s involvement in sex trafficking.
Depositions Were Made Public
These depositions, made public recently, were part of a case involving the Virgin Islands and JPMorgan Chase Bank.
The Finger Pointing Began
Both parties accused each other of aiding Epstein’s illegal activities, which federal officials say included sex trafficking of minors.
Epstein Died in 2019, But Case Remains Open
Jeffrey Epstein, owner of two Virgin Islands islands, died in New York in 2019 while awaiting trial. Although ruled a suicide by a medical examiner, many find the findings implausible.
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