In an ongoing lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase for allegedly enabling Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking ring, the government of the U.S. Virgin Islands has stated that it cannot locate Larry Page, the co-founder of Google, to serve him with a subpoena.
The lawsuit, which was filed in December, accuses the world’s largest bank of knowingly facilitating Epstein’s exploitation of women and minors.
The government argues that the bank ignored evidence of human trafficking for more than a decade because of Epstein’s financial influence and connections.
According to a motion filed in the Southern District of New York on Thursday, Page is a wealthy individual who Epstein may have referred to JPMorgan or attempted to refer. Page, a billionaire in his 50s, co-founded and co-owns Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google, but is known for his reclusiveness.
Despite making “good-faith attempts,” the government of the U.S. Virgin Islands has been unable to locate Larry Page, even after hiring an investigative firm to search public records databases.
The Virgin Islands government needs to serve Page with a subpoena for documents related to an ongoing lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase, which is accused of enabling Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking ring.
The government attempted to serve Page at an address provided by an investigator, but it was not valid, according to a recent filing.
As a result, the Virgin Islands has requested permission from Judge Jed Rakoff to serve Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google and a firm co-owned by Page, instead of directly serving the tech billionaire.
Business Insider has reported that Page owns four islands, one of which is located in Fiji.
The report also alleges that he spent most of the pandemic on the island by allegedly circumventing COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Epstein died by suicide in a Manhattan jail cell in 2019 while awaiting trial on a federal sex trafficking indictment.