Former Barclays boss Jes Staley has been ordered by the U.S. Virgin Islands to hand over any records related to massages offered or given to him at the properties of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, the Mail on Sunday can reveal.
Prosecutors have filed a subpoena – a legal demand – ordering Staley to release information about all of his dealings with Epstein.
The document, seen by the Department of Health, asks the banker to hand over “all documents … related to massages offered to you, researched or given to you at any Epstein property or by any woman associated with Jeffrey Epstein.”
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He is also to hand over photographs, recordings and copies of all diary entries relating to all visits he has made to Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean.
Epstein and his associates routinely coerced young women into sexual acts in a massage room on his estate. Staley has already insisted that he knew nothing about Epstein’s crimes.
In a new blow to Barclays, The Mail on Sunday may reveal details of a separate subpoena calling on the bank to disclose all information it has on Epstein’s associate Ghislaine Maxwell, who was a client of the bank until ‘in February of this year. Maxwell is set to stand trial for sexual abuse in a few weeks.
The interventions from the US Virgin Islands threaten to escalate unrest for Barclays after Staley’s resignation as chief executive last week.
In a move that shocked the city, the bank said Staley had resigned to challenge the findings of an investigation by the city regulator. The Financial Conduct Authority has investigated whether Staley and Barclays accurately described his relationship with Epstein when he became the bank’s chief executive in 2015.
Staley was Epstein’s private banker between 2000 and 2013 to his former employer JP Morgan. The FCA report has not been made public, but Barclays said it does not show Staley was aware of Epstein’s crimes.
Separately, the U.S. Virgin Islands are suing Epstein’s estate for damages to compensate for the dozens of abused women on the disgraced billionaire’s island.
The Mail on Sunday saw full details of the two subpoenas submitted by US Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George to US and UK courts.
George asks Staley to turn over all the information he acquired about Epstein’s estate between 1998 and October 2020, when the petition was first filed in the United States.
Staley is also asked to submit details of all his visits to the island and hand over any documents he holds regarding Epstein’s substantial investments and tax affairs.
The subpoena also demands all photos and recordings relating to Staley’s visits to Epstein’s tropical property – which has been dubbed “the pedophile island.”
The retreat has welcomed a series of powerful politicians, business leaders and luminaries, including Prince Andrew. Staley admitted to visiting the Caribbean estate on a boat trip with his wife in 2015.
The U.S. Virgin Islands also want information on allegations that Epstein pressured Staley to get the Barclays job.
Staley is responsible for handing over any communication with Epstein regarding the sex offender’s “efforts or presentations” in connection with Staley’s appointment as Barclays boss.
The Mail on Sunday revealed in 2015 that Epstein secretly backed Staley to run Barclays. The board of directors at the time said he was not approached by Epstein.
In a separate bank summons – filed in UK courts – Barclays are asked to disclose details of any attempts Epstein has made to contact his bankers about the decision to hire Staley.
The Barclays subpoena calls for the surrender of all documents relating to the bank’s own investigation into Staley’s relationship with Epstein. Barclays hired lawyers to probe the relationship between the men when the FCA raised concerns.
Barclays has previously expressed concerns that transactions made through Maxwell’s account may violate law or financial regulations.
Deutsche Bank has previously been fined Â£ 120million for failing to properly monitor its relationship with Epstein.
Barclays did not count Epstein as a client, but Maxwell reportedly had an account with the bank until last February.
Barclays closed the account as she tried to fund the cost of her lawsuit. Banks have a duty to investigate customers suspected of dealing with the proceeds of crime.
Maxwell is said to have received $ 20million (Â£ 15million) from Epstein, who is accused of amassing enormous wealth through a Ponzi scheme run by investment banker Steven Hoffenberg in the 1990s. not know where Maxwell deposited the funds received from Epstein.
Barclays has yet to provide any of the requested information.
In submitting information to a UK court in October, prosecutors in the US Virgin Islands said: âThe government attempted unsuccessfully to obtain these financial documents by serving subpoenas on related US-based entities. .
“The government also attempted to obtain these financial documents by informally requesting them from Barclays Bank Plc, but Barclays Bank Plc refused to produce the documents.”
Staley last night declined to comment.
A Barclays spokeswoman said: “Barclays will respond to this summons once it is served.”
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