Former U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Attorney General Denise George is speaking out after she was fired during her pursuit of deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s estate and banking giant JP Morgan Chase.
George told Bloomberg News the story of her legal battle against Epstein’s estate and the pressure she was under from USVI officials to make the scandal go away.
“If I have to lose my job to avoid being part of a conspiracy to cover something up, I would do it,” George said. “My bar license, my integrity were more important to me. I wasn’t going to compromise that.
Democratic USVI Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. dismissed George in December 2022 days after she filed a lawsuit against JP Morgan for its relationship with Epstein. Earlier that month, George won a settlement against Epstein’s estate worth more than $100 million, and it included a requirement for the infamous Little St. James island to be sold.
“It was very professional but we did have very different values and that created a lot of contention between us throughout the course of the Epstein investigation and other matters as well,” George said. She was cooking food at her father’s house on New Year’s Eve when a security officer handed her a letter informing her of the news, Bloomberg reported.
Bryan took office in 2019 and told George he wanted to loosen travel restrictions for Epstein as a convicted sex offender, according to Bloomberg. “In my head I am thinking, Relax?” George recalled. “If anything, wouldn’t you say, Tighten them?”
George denied Epstein’s request in May 2019 after Bryan demanded she make a decision, Bloomberg reported. She later testified that she believed Epstein was flexing his political connections in the territory.
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