Crime Ghislaine Maxwell's Elaborate Hideout Strategy Revealed by Ex-SAS Security Adviser
Ghislaine Maxwell denied another request to be released on bail ahead of trial
A federal judge has denied Ghisaline Maxwell's latest request to be released ahead of her November 29 trial on bail. © Elizabeth Williams/AP In this courtroom sketch, Ghislaine Maxwell, center, listens during a court hearing flanked by her attorneys, Bobbi Sternheim, left, and Jeffrey Pagliuca, right, Monday, November 1, 2021, in New York. Maxwell was brought into a Manhattan courtroom for the lengthy hearing where U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan made a series of rulings over how the trial starting later this month will unfold.
British socialite"was the most hunted lady" in the world while hiding out following allegations, her security adviser has said.
Matt Hellyer, an ex-SAS (British special forces) soldier, detailed her extensive efforts to stay below the radar, saying: "We would never stay in one place for any length of time."
Ghislaine Maxwell, prosecutors spar over testimony on 'false memories'
Prosecutors are seeking to limit Maxwell's testimony about "false memories." The government contends that much of Maxwell's proposed expert testimony is unreliable, irrelevant or "squarely within the [knowledge] of the average juror," according to court records in Maxwell's criminal case.
"She was the most hunted lady in the U.S.A. and in fact in the world but she needed to get out," the former warrant officer told an upcoming docuseries for Paramount+.
Epstein's death in his jail cell in August 2019 led to renewed interest in the scandal, and shortly afterwards Maxwell was photographed while out for burgers in Los Angeles.
In November 2019, British newspaper The Sun also offered a £10,000 ($13,420) reward for information on her whereabouts, the same month her friendgave a car crash interview about the .
Hellyer said: "It took minutes for someone to recognise her, take a photo and send it to the press and we had to make her disappear again."
"We put two people who look similar to Ghislaine and [her brother] Kevin in the public eye in a well known street in Paris," he added.
The Mysterious Disappearance of Ghislaine Maxwell’s (Maybe Fake) Husband
Weeks before Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest in summer of 2019, his alleged accomplice and former girlfriend, British heiress Ghislaine Maxwell, breezed into a social gathering on the North Shore of Massachusetts on the arm of her secret husband. Maxwell, once a fixture in elite Manhattan circles, was now leading a quieter life, assuming the role of environmental activist, suburban stepmom and spouse to one Scott Borgerson, an entrepreneur and former Coast Guard officer who is 14 years her junior. According to one person who attended this particular mixer, Maxwell politely introduced herself before heading to the event’s bar.
The decoy operation led to media reports about a rumored sighting of Maxwell in Paris in June 2020.
Maxwell was arrested at a secluded mansion in New Hampshire in July 2020 during a raid by the F.B.I. Agents foundand prosecutors previously told the court in New York she was trying to flea.
However, Maxwell's attorney has previously said it was the media, not law enforcement, that she had been trying to outwit prior to that point.
The F.B.I. were able to find her using a fake cell phone mast, known as a Stingray, to boost her signal and trick her cell phone into revealing its location.
An affidavit disclosed in court revealed the technique agents employed.
It showed agents requested permission to "use an investigative device or devices capable of broadcasting signals that will be received by" Maxwell's phone "or receiving signals from nearby cellular devices."
U.S. judge to question more than 230 potential jurors for Ghislaine Maxwell trial
U.S. judge to question more than 230 potential jurors for Ghislaine Maxwell trialNEW YORK (Reuters) - The judge overseeing the trial in New York of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell on charges of sexual abuse said on Monday she plans to question 231 potential jurors.
Hellyer said: "We thought it was a bit of an overkill. It was more like Hollywood than real life."
Maxwell is due to stand trial on sex trafficking charges later this month. She denies all charges.
Maxwell to challenge accusers, seek distance from Epstein at sex abuse trial .
Maxwell to challenge accusers, seek distance from Epstein at sex abuse trialNEW YORK (Reuters) - British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell's defense in her sex abuse trial will focus on undermining her accusers and distancing her from Jeffrey Epstein, the financier for whom she is charged with recruiting underage girls, according to legal experts and court filings.