Government investigators are reporting that Google co-founder Larry Page has disappeared after a subpoena was issued for his testimony in a Jeffrey Epstein underage trafficking case.
Authorities in the U.S. Virgin Islands issued subpoenas against Page and Google parent company Alphabet in the lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase & Co. bank.
The lawsuit accuses JPMorgan, America’s largest bank, of playing a role in Epstein’s international child sex trafficking operation.
However, a new legal filing reveals that investigators have been unable to locate Page since the subpoena was issued.
Authorities have now been forced to ask Judge Jed Rakoff, who is overseeing the case, for permission to serve Alphabet instead.
Prosecutors point out that the factual discovery period for the suit is nearing its end and they now believe that Page is unlikely to be found.
The filing refers to investigators’ “good faith attempts” to locate Page, who is described as a “high-net-worth individual who Epstein may have referred or attempted to refer to JPMorgan.”
Despite “hiring an investigative firm to search public records databases,” the government could not find the billionaire.
Investigators report that the addresses they found for Page were not valid.
Page reportedly owns two private islands in the Virgin Islands, called Hans Lollik and Little Hans Lollik.
They are just two of the four private islands the software tycoon has purchased since cashing in on Google.
Epstein’s own private island, Little Saint James, was also in the Virgin Islands and was known locally as “Pedophile Island” due to the number of young girls and older men who visited the secluded location.
“Pedophile Island,” which Epstein bought in 1998, was purchased on Wednesday by investment manager Stephen Deckoff for $60 million.
The Virgin Islands’ suit accuses JPMorgan of having “turned a blind eye to evidence of human trafficking over more than a decade because of Epstein’s own financial footprint and because of the deals and clients that Epstein brought and promised to bring to the bank” – presumably including Page.
As Slay News previously reported, Sergey Brin, Page’s Google co-founder, was also issued a subpoena, as were Hyatt Hotels chairman Thomas Pritzker and media mogul Mort Zuckerman.
JPMorgan has denied knowledge of Epstein’s trafficking activities and has filed to have the lawsuit dismissed as “legally meritless” and a “masterclass in deflection.”
The bank has blamed its former head of asset management, Jes Staley, for protecting his predator client even as numerous compliance and risk management employees complained about the liability he posed.
JPMorgan sued Staley in March to recoup whatever losses the bank is adjudicated in the Virgin Islands suit, as well as a second lawsuit by a group of Epstein’s victims.