Like Donald Trump, Jeffrey Epstein Had a Special Relationship With DeutscheBank
These are the last three paragraphs in tonight’s New York Times article on Jeffrey Epstein’s wealth, but they may turn out to be the most important.
In recent years, Mr. Epstein was a client of Deutsche Bank’s private-banking division, which caters to ultrawealthy individuals and families. The bank provided Mr. Epstein with loans and wealth-management accounts, as well as trading services through its investment banking arm, according to two people familiar with the relationship. At one point, compliance officers at Deutsche Bank raised concerns about transactions by Mr. Epstein’s company, because he posed reputational risk to the bank, the people said.
Deutsche Bank managers overruled their concerns, the people said. They noted that there was nothing illegal about the transactions and that Mr. Epstein was a lucrative client.
Earlier this year, the bank ended its relationship with Mr. Epstein.
Hmm, besides Jeffrey Epstein, who else had a special relationship with DeutscheBank? Wait, it’ll come to me.