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Barclays subpoenaed over Jeffrey Epstein connections

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“Barclays has already supplied its response to this subpoena and complied with its obligations,” a spokesperson for the financial institution informed CNBC.

The Virgin Islands “is now within the means of serving the same subpoena on Barclays within the UK and Barclays will reply to that subpoena as soon as it’s served,” the spokesperson mentioned.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. lawyer’s workplace for the district of the Virgin Islands didn’t instantly reply to CNBC’s request for touch upon the subpoenas.

The Virgin Islands’ first subpoena to Barclays sought a variety of supplies associated to Epstein-linked accounts, together with transactions and investments, CNBC realized.

That subpoena additionally requested communications between Epstein and Staley, who agreed to step down from his function at Barclays after the corporate reviewed preliminary conclusions from an investigation into his relationship with the useless intercourse offender.

Barclays is known to have responded to that subpoena and supplied paperwork in April.

C.S. Venkatakrishnan, generally known as Venkat, changed Staley as Barclays chief govt as of Monday, the financial institution mentioned in a press release.

The probe, carried out by the U.Ok.’s Monetary Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, didn’t discover that Staley was conscious of any alleged crimes dedicated by Epstein, the financial institution’s assertion famous.

Epstein was arrested in July 2019 on baby intercourse trafficking prices however hanged himself a month later in a Manhattan federal jail.

A former buddy of ex-presidents Donald Trump and Invoice Clinton, Epstein’s prolonged record of wealthy and highly effective contacts has compelled a number of the world’s highest-profile elites to elucidate their connections to him.

Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Invoice Gates, as an example, expressed remorse for the quite a few conferences he had with Epstein.

 Virginia Giuffre, one in all Epstein’s many alleged victims, has accused Britain’s Prince Andrew of getting intercourse together with her when she was underage after she had been recruited by Epstein and his former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell. The prince denies the allegations.

Maxwell, a British socialite, is awaiting trial on prices of allegedly procuring younger ladies for Epstein. She has pleaded not responsible; her trial is about to start Nov. 29.

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