Virgin Islands Intends to Subpoena Dubin in Epstein Lawsuit

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The U.S. Virgin Islands has filed notices with a local court of its intention to serve subpoenas demanding that hedge fund billionaire Glenn Dubin and his wife, Eva Andersson-Dubin, hand over documents related to the territory’s expanding racketeering lawsuit against the estate of deceased sex-offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Denise George, the attorney general of the Virgin Islands, sued Epstein’s estate and six related companies in January, alleging violation of the territory’s civil racketeering law. George is seeking unspecified damages, forfeiture of Epstein’s private island in the territory and restitution for his sexual abuse victims.

In the notices, filed Sept. 3 and made public on the court’s website Tuesday, the Dubins will have 30 days, once they’ve been served with the subpoenas, to hand over any documents they may have from 1998 until the present that detail their financial transactions with Epstein and their travel to Epstein’s properties in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Glenn Dubin’s name is spelled “Glen” in the documents.

The subpoenas are also asking for the Dubins to hand over documents and communications with Virginia Roberts Giuffre, one of Epstein’s alleged victims. It isn’t clear whether the subpoenas have been served yet, nor whether the Dubins or any of the defendants to the lawsuit might object to the requests.

In documents unsealed last year from a 2015 defamation lawsuit, Giuffre said Dubin is among the men Epstein sent her to have sex with. Dubin has always denied those claims. The subpoenas are also asking for all documents and communications between the Dubins and “any female associated with Jeffrey Epstein.”

The Dubins have previously said “that they are horrified by and were completely unaware of Jeffrey Epstein’s unspeakable conduct,” according to a representative.

Last week’s filings also indicate the attorney general wants information from Highbridge Capital. Dubin, 63, founded Highbridge in 1992. A dozen years later, he sold a majority stake to JPMorgan Chase & Co. for more than $1.3 billion. Epstein was paid $15 million for his role introducing Dubin to a key bank executive.

The subpoenas seek all documents and communications with Epstein relating to the JPMorgan deal and any about the role Epstein had in the transaction. They also seek documents on Highbridge’s relationship as an investment adviser to any Epstein entity.

Marc Creatore, Highbridge’s chief operating officer, didn’t return a call for comment.

Authorities on the island are also conducting a separate criminal investigation into whether Epstein’s longtime associate Ghislaine Maxwell participated in his alleged criminal sex-trafficking ring. No charges have been brought and Maxwell has denied wrongdoing.

— With assistance by Bob Van Voris

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