Jeffrey Epstein’s vast estate, estimated at over $600 million, could be on the hook for repaying the more than $144 million in tax exemptions he obtained from the Virgin Islands government during his lifetime.

While V.I. Economic Development Authority officials have said that Epstein’s status as a sex offender didn’t disqualify him from obtaining generous tax benefits, V.I. Attorney General Denise George filed an amended civil complaint Tuesday that calls into question the validity of his agreements, or “certificates” with the EDA.

— Contact Suzanne Carlson at 340-714-9122 or email