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Crime Federal Judge Ignores Ghislaine Maxwell Desperate Motion, Then Fast-Tracks Release of Jeffrey Epstein Docs

02:40  21 october  2020
02:40  21 october  2020 Source:   lawandcrime.com

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British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell , Jeffrey Epstein 's former girlfriend, is pictured in 1991. She now faces multiple counts related to sex trafficking Some of the documents released late Thursday night are being seen publicly for the first time; others have been released before but now have different or

A federal court in New York City ruled that deposition testimony from alleged sex-trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell must be released within the next two days.

Ghislaine Maxwell standing in front of a blackboard © Provided by Law & Crime

The order by Senior U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska capped off a whirlwind day for Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime girlfriend, alleged co-conspirator and groomer as her attorneys attempted to fight back against a recent appeals court ruling mandating the disclosure of their client’s long sought after deposition.

“In light of the Court of Appeals’ mandate affirming this court’s July 23, 2020 order, the parties shall, as soon as is practicable, prepare for unsealing (1) the transcripts of Ms. Maxwell’s and Doe 1’s depositions and (2) all materials quoting those transcripts or disclosing information from those transcripts,” Preska wrote in an initial, two-page order released early Thursday afternoon.

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A federal judge ruled on Thursday to publicly release documents that have been kept under seal in a case involving Ghislaine Maxwell , Jeffrey Epstein 's one-time girlfriend and alleged accomplice.

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“The documents shall be unsealed in the manner prescribed by the court’s July 28, 2020 order, and shall include minimal redactions for personally identifiable information, the names of nonparties as well as the families of nonparties’ that could be used to identify the nonparties, and descriptions of nonparty conduct that would allow readers to discern the identity of a given nonparty,” Preska’s original order continued. “In order to hasten the unsealing process and to avoid any last-minute disputes, the court advises the parties that the necessary redactions are intended to be as limited in scope as is workable. SO ORDERED.”

In relatively short order, attorneys for Virginia Roberts Giuffre filed a letter motion with the Southern District of New York (SDNY) explaining that they would be able to comply with the document production order by the end of the day on Tuesday.

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“We represent Plaintiff Virginia Giuffre in this matter and write to confirm that, pursuant to the Court’s orders dated July 28, 29, and 30, and October 20, 2020, Plaintiff may file the remaining documents [at issue and subject to the court’s orders] later today,” the one-page filing notes. “Plaintiff respectfully requests the Court’s confirmation that she may file the documents at issue on [the federal electronic case filing system].”

The controversy before the SDNY was initiated in 2015 as a defamation case between Giuffre and Maxwell in 2015. Giuffre accused the allegedly criminal power couple of sex trafficking her during the early 2000s. Epstein infamously got off with a slap on the wrist courtesy of federal authorities in Florida; Maxwell is currently facing a trial in New York on various crimes related to the alleged global sex trafficking conspiracy. She has consistently denied the charges and asserted her innocence.

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Jeffrey Epstein hugs Ghislaine Maxwell at a party. Epstein killed himself in a federal jail last year as he awaited trial on sex trafficking charges. Sigrid McCawley, a lawyer for Ms Giuffre, in a statement called the 2nd Circuit ruling "an important step towards vindicating the public interest in understanding

Maxwell’s attorneys responded to Giuffre with a letter motion of their own–pleading with the court to deny the proposal because the documents were allegedly not redacted enough and asking for additional time because they were unable to reach their client.

“[T]he Second Circuit’s ruling regarding the appeal was issued late in the day yesterday,” attorney Laura Menninger complained. “Counsel for Ms. Maxwell (who is in custody and difficult to communicate with) is still considering whether to seek any further emergency appellate remedies and/or to provide this Court additional information to the extent consistent with other courts’ rulings that might impact the release of these materials.”

“[C]ounsel for Ms. Maxwell requests that the Court refuse to ‘confirm’ [Giuffre’s] proposed course of action and instead, consistent with today’s [earlier court order], direct the parties confer as they have been on proposed redactions to Ms. Maxwell’s deposition prior to its release,” the motion concludes.

That request, however, was quite literally ignored–at least at first.

Ghislaine Maxwell's 2016 deposition transcript has been unsealed

  Ghislaine Maxwell's 2016 deposition transcript has been unsealed The 2016 deposition of Jeffery Epstein's former girlfriend and alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell was unsealed early Thursday, after she lost an appeal earlier this week to keep the document sealed. © Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images Ghislaine Maxwell attends the WIE Symposium on September 20, 2013, in New York City. CNN is reviewing the deposition, which is more than 400 pages long.

Earlier this year, the judge ruled Epstein ’s deal violated federal law because it was kept secret from the victims, who never knew of the negotiations Maxwell ’s motion for summary judgment was filed in January 2017. Two months later, the district court denied Maxwell ’s motion and issued a heavily

Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell , inset; federal Judge Loretta Preska Getty/AP. The order by Judge Loretta Preska will, for two business days, block the release of documents that relate to a deposition Maxwell gave as part of a now-settled civil defamation lawsuit filed against her in 2015 by

Giuffre’s expeditious timeline was quickly endorsed by the court which briefly signed off on her letter motion in a second order released just “[m]oments after” Maxwell formally requested the reprieve, according to Courthouse News reporter Adam Klasfeld.

“Counsel may proceed with filing the relevant documents to the public docket,” Judge Preska advised, “subject to the previously-ordered redactions. SO ORDERED.”

But what looked like an uncharacteristically clean and quick win for transparency regarding the latest tranche of the long-awaited Epstein files was not quite meant to be–at least not quite yet.

In a third order of the day, the court noted that signals were crossed and that apparently the judge didn’t mean to sign off on Giuffre’s plan without addressing–at least some of–Maxwell’s complaints.

“The court received notice of the filing of Ms. Maxwell’s letter of today after its order directing Ms. Giuffre to post the relevant materials had been docketed,” Judge Preska briefly noted in the one-page order. “In light of Ms. Maxwell’s letter, counsel shall confer, and the material previously ordered unsealed shall be posted on the docket no later than 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2020. SO ORDERED.”

[image via Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images]

Maxwell Claims U.S. Reneging on Promise to Turn Over Evidence .
Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers say U.S. prosecutors are reneging on a promise to provide her with the evidence they’ve collected in her sex-trafficking case. © Photographer: Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images Ghislaine Maxwell The government’s failure to provide the evidence makes it impossible for Maxwell to prepare her defense, the British socialite’s lawyer Jeffrey Pagliuca said Friday in a letter to U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan. For instance, the indictment doesn’t give specific dates for when Maxwell committed the alleged crimes, only saying they occurred between 1994 and 1997, Pagliuca said.

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