Jeffrey Epstein case threatens to drag Virgin Islands elite into the muck. Will it matter?

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — The U.S. Virgin Islands opened up a new and explosive front in the battle over Jeffery Epstein’s $600 million estate last week when it included one of the sex offender’s companies, Southern Trust, as a co-defendant in the case.With that late amendment, the attorney general’s office seemed to be painting a target on some of the island’s most prominent figures, including Gov. Albert Bryan Jr., and a former first lady, Cecile de Jongh.Social media and the island’s legal community erupted with speculation that the powerful officials might get dragged into the mire...


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