According to papers obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation, JPMorgan Chase recently unexpectedly closed the personal and commercial bank accounts of a well-known doctor who was a vocal opponent of the COVID vaccinations.
This week, Dr. Joseph Mercola announced on Twitter that his accounts had been suspended by the bank without explanation.
“The accounts of my CEO and my CFO, as well as those of their relatives (this includes their spouse and kid), were closed by Chase Bank. The oldest account has remained operational for 18 years, but they have failed to give any explanation for doing so,” Mercola said.
The private banking records of CEO Steven A. Rye, his wife, as well as CFO Amy Legaspi, were among those linked to Mercola Market, a Florida-based retail health enterprise controlled by the physician.
Legaspi said that Chase had informed her young adult son that his accounts “are at risk of closing.” Based on a statement supplied by Rye towards the DCNF, the CFO said she didn’t “have any idea” as to why her own private accounts were stopped but was “surprised” by the announcement.
Mercola Market allegedly received letters from Chase on July 13 indicating that it has through September 10 to close its accounts. Legaspi, his wife, along with Rye received orders to end all account activity by August 11.
The bank stated, “After careful deliberation, we decided to shut down your accounts as a result of unanticipated activity on this or related Chase account,” without elaborating on the reasons for the abrupt termination.
In response to Rye’s question, a Chase worker reportedly said, “I have been informed for legal factors they are unable to inform me the reason why they have closed the accounts.” Rye notified Chase that his kids would no longer be able to create accounts with them in the future, according to Florida’s Voice.
The reason their accounts were closed, according to Rye, was “attributed to Dr. Mercola’s (our employer) viewpoints.”
“‘The Truth About COVID-19,’ which revealed the possibility that this virus was created in a lab supported by the NIH, was co-authored by him and is a best-selling book. He rightly foresaw that the COVID-19 vaccinations would not stop the disease’s spread or infection.” Rye told the DCNF that “the Biden administration had actively suppressed him and that he was now a target of politically motivated agencies.”
According to a Chase employee, “We do not close accounts based on political opinions, and we did not do so in this specific case, but we are unable to disclose client relationships due to privacy concerns.”