Jeffrey Epstein Friend Subpoenaed


( – Investigators are still working to piece together a case against alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. The former financier was jailed on sex trafficking charges in the state of New York on July 6, 2019. Just a month later in August, guards found the well-known socialite dead in his own cell, allegedly as a result of suicide.

Prosecutors accuse Epstein of sexually abusing and trafficking dozens of underage girls as young as 14 years of age. He originally faced up to 45 years in prison if convicted.

Two years after the suspect’s passing, a court in the US Virgin Islands subpoenaed one of his close friends in a local government case against his estate. It appears investigators want to learn more about Epstein’s finances, investments, and real estate holdings.

New Subpoena Issued

Epstein’s defense lawyers filed a recommended bail package back in 2019 in an attempt to set the alleged sex trafficker free until trial. The request asked the judge to consider releasing him to his Manhattan mansion based on specific criteria. Guidelines included a potential mortgage on a $77 million home to secure part of the necessary funds for a bond. In addition, the financier’s brother would serve as a co-surety to secure a mortgage on his home in Florida.

The financier’s friend, David Mitchell, would also pledge personal investment interests in two properties to help secure the bond.

On Tuesday, July 20, the US Virgin Islands courts subpoenaed Mitchell. Court documents show they gave prosecutors permission to force the man to produce a myriad of information that directly relates to Epstein’s overall case.

Specifically, the courts want access to all documents, communications, and financial records between Mitchell, Epstein, and any other person working or communicating on Epstein’s behalf. They are also seeking other data, such as

  • Financial transactions
  • Wire transfers
  • Deposits
  • Arrangements
  • Real estate agreements
  • Travel records
  • Investment and tax advice

Lastly, the subpoena also requests records of communication between the two men.

Further information on Mitchell isn’t publicly available at this time. As the US Virgin Islands makes its case against the Epstein estate, more will likely become known about Mitchell’s dealings with Epstein and any role he might have had in assisting him with any illegal activities. Stay tuned as this story continues to develop.

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