💰 “Jamie Dimon: ‘Never Met Epstein, Who?’🤷♂️ – The Mystery of Millions Marinating at JPMorgan Chase for 15 Years” 💵
TL;DR: 😲 Jamie Dimon, the top dog at JPMorgan Chase, claims total ignorance of any connection with the notorious financier Jeffrey Epstein. 😎 Despite Epstein banking big bucks with Chase for a decade and a half, Dimon says he had no idea who Epstein was until his 2019 arrest 🚔 and subsequent headline-grabbing scandal. 📰
“Who? Epstein? Never heard of him!” 😵 That’s what JPMorgan Chase’s CEO, Jamie Dimon, recently testified, causing brows to raise all over Wall Street. I mean, come on, Jamie! Epstein was a banking customer of yours for a good 15 years, don’t you think you’d have heard his name at least once in passing? 🤔
Dimon was under oath 📚 when he pleaded ignorance about Epstein and his infamous history. Remember, this is the guy who, in 2008, pleaded guilty to soliciting a minor for prostitution and later ended up in a prison cell 🏢 after being rearrested and charged with sex trafficking.
During the deposition, Dimon maintained he was “surprised” 😲 he’d never heard of Epstein until 2019 when the headlines went crazy. But isn’t it a little weird that he never knew anything about Epstein, especially considering the man was swimming in a pool of dollar bills 💵 right at JPMorgan Chase?
Now, there’s a lawsuit, launched by the U.S. Virgin Islands and a victim of Epstein’s, aimed directly at Chase for its association with Epstein. But the bank is holding firm, claiming zero liability. 😎
The Virgin Islands’ complaint goes as far as to claim that JPMorgan’s connection with Epstein was known at the highest levels of the bank, even including Dimon himself. 👀 The proof? An email from way back in 2008 discussing the probable outflow of Epstein’s assets. An eyebrow-raising statement, wouldn’t you say? 🤨
And get this! According to the deposition transcript, Dimon had no clue that Epstein pleaded guilty to soliciting a minor back in 2008. He also said he didn’t know the bank was reviewing whether Epstein should stay a customer due to his plea. 🤷♂️
The plot thickens as we see Dimon pointing fingers at Steve Cutler, the bank’s former general counsel, as the one who decided to keep Epstein as a client. So, should we be holding Cutler responsible for this hot mess? 🧐
Dimon’s defense seems a bit shaky, especially when you consider a 2011 email by Cutler stating that Epstein was not honorable and shouldn’t be a client. Wasn’t Dimon aware of this email or was he just conveniently playing blind? 🙈
The Virgin Islands attorney suggests that Mary Erdoes, CEO of private bank or asset and wealth management, could have terminated Epstein as a customer. In response, Dimon didn’t deny it. He only added, “I generally would say that’s true, yes.” 🙄
Despite all this drama, Dimon stands firm on his position: he never met, knew, or had a meal with Epstein. 🍽️ And while he admits there’s “a chance” Jes Staley knew about Epstein’s misconduct, he says he never discussed Epstein with Staley. 🤫
So, what do we have here, folks? A top-tier banker claiming ignorance of a high-profile client linked to