Investors Sue Deutsche Bank, Executives Over Compliance Fine Linked to Epstein

July 17, 2020

FRANKFURT/NEW YORK— Investors are suing Deutsche Bank and its CEO Christian Sewing, alleging the bank made false and misleading statements before it agreed to pay a $150 million fine for compliance failures linked to disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.

The lawsuit was filed on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court in Newark, New Jersey, and seeks unspecified damages.

It claims shareholders lost money because of Deutsche Bank’s dealings with Epstein, who was implicated in dozens of sexual abuse cases. He died last August at the age of 66 after being found hanging in a Manhattan jail.

New York regulators last week announced Deutsche Bank would pay the fine for “significant compliance failures” over Epstein and two unrelated cases.

Deutsche Bank declined to comment on the lawsuit. Last week, it said the settlement showed “how important it is to continue investing in our controls and enhancing our anti-financial crime capabilities.”

The lawsuit also names as defendants Deutsche Bank’s finance chief James von Moltke and former CEO John Cryan.

The named plaintiff is Ali Karimi, who lives in Connecticut, according to court documents.

(Reporting by Tom Sims in Frankfurt and Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Mark Potter)

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  • July 22, 2020 at 4:23 pm
    NC P&C Agent says:
    Epstein? Didn't he kill himself?
  • July 21, 2020 at 6:17 pm
    Captain Planet says:
    I hear you, Jon. The real crime family is in The White House right now.
  • July 21, 2020 at 6:02 pm
    Jon says:
    The guy was a noted anti-feminist and major Trump supporter, FYI. It still might not have anything to do with Epstein, but his Trump connections offer major problems for the i... read more

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