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JPMorgan Banker Testifies Epstein Wired Maxwell $31 Million

  • Patrick McHugh described a series of Epstein fund transfers
  • Defense argues amounts are routine for ‘high-net-worth’ folks
The Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse in lower Manhattan where the trial for Ghislaine Maxwell continues in New York. 

The Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse in lower Manhattan where the trial for Ghislaine Maxwell continues in New York. 

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JPMorgan Chase Executive Director Patrick McHugh testified at Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial that Jeffrey Epstein wired tens of millions of dollars to the British socialite.

McHugh was called to the stand on Monday by prosecutors to describe transactions involving Epstein’s accounts. On Oct. 19, 1999, Epstein sold $18.3 million worth of stock, then transferred that amount to Maxwell, the banker said. He did a similar $5 million transfer in September 2002 and one for $7.4 million in June 2007, for a total of $30.7 million.