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Crime For the fourth time, Ghislaine Maxwell is denied release from ‘horrific’ NYC jail

00:15  28 april  2021
00:15  28 april  2021 Source:   miamiherald.com

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FILE PHOTO: Ghislaine Maxwell appears during an arraignment hearing at Manhattan Federal Court on April 23, 2021, in this courtroom sketch © REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg. Follow RT on. Three judges at a federal appeals court in Manhattan, New York , have refused a fourth request for bail from Ghislaine Maxwell , the disgraced British socialite and ex-girlfriend of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Maxwell is currently jailed in Brooklyn as she awaits a trial in July for allegedly grooming underage girls for the late US financier Epstein to abuse in the 1990s and early 2000s.

A judge denied a request by Ghislaine Maxwell to be released into the general jail population after she complained of “onerous” conditions while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges of underage girls tied to her former boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein, court records show. U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan, in a ruling Tuesday, also rejected as “premature” Maxwell ’s request to immediately learn the identities of three alleged victims referenced in the indictment. Read More: Maxwell Complains About U.S. Jail as Wexner Subpoenaed in Suit.

Ghislaine Maxwell’s fourth request to be released from federal custody was met with the same response as her three previous tries: denied.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Ghislaine Maxwell posing for a picture: Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre alleges that she was intimate with Prince Andrew at the London home of Ghislaine Maxwell. © Photo is evidence in a federal lawsuit/Palm Beach Post/TNS Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre alleges that she was intimate with Prince Andrew at the London home of Ghislaine Maxwell.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied an appeal by Maxwell of prior decisions by U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan to release Maxwell on bail.

The decision followed a roughly 30-minute hearing Monday that largely focused on Maxwell’s complaint that she is subjected to regular wellness checks throughout the night that prevent her from sleeping. The appeals court said in its ruling that Maxwell should address these concerns to Nathan.

Ghislaine Maxwell to enter plea to sex trafficking charges

  Ghislaine Maxwell to enter plea to sex trafficking charges Ghislaine Maxwell to enter plea to sex trafficking chargesMaxwell, 59, is expected to enter her plea in person before U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan to the charges, which were included in an indictment unveiled on March 29.

Ghislaine Noelle Marion Maxwell (/ˌɡiːˈleɪn, -ˈlɛn/ ghee-LAYN, -⁠LEN; born 25 December 1961) is a British socialite, known for her association with financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. She worked for her father, the publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell , until his death in 1991

Ghislaine Maxwell should not get bail while awaiting trial for her alleged involvement in Jeffrey Epstein’s child sex trafficking because she is an “extreme risk of flight”, prosecutors said on Monday, firing back at her legal team’s arguments that she is not. Ghislaine Maxwell requests bail release due to 'unprecedented' Epstein killed himself in jail last August. “ Maxwell played a critical role in helping Epstein to identify, befriend and groom minor victims for abuse,” Strauss, the acting US attorney for the southern district of New York , alleged at a press conference several hours after Maxwell ’s arrest.

Maxwell’s lawyer David Oscar Markus argued in the hearing that Maxwell’s conditions made it impossible for her to prepare for trial, which is currently scheduled for July.

“For the last 10 months she has been held in horrific conditions that make it impossible for her to prepare for her trial,” Markus said.

But in a preview of today’s ruling, the three judge panel pushed back on this argument, asking whether Maxwell’s conditions and situation truly was unique.

Markus said Tuesday that he is “heartbroken” in response to the ruling.

“If our system tolerates detaining a 59-year old woman with no criminal history and subjecting her to tortuous conditions, simply because of her old connection to Jeffrey Epstein, we should all be deeply troubled,” he said.

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  He Got Billed $4,000 for Being Kept in Jail on Bogus Charges David Jones spent 14 months in jail, on charges that were later dropped. While behind bars, he lost his home, his job, his car, he said. Then, when he was finally released, his jailers sent him a bill: he owed more than $4,000 for his time in custody. Kentucky is one of at least 43 states that allow jails to charge inmates for their food and housing—even if the inmate is found innocent or their case is dismissed, those facilities say. Now 51, Jones found himself in a legalistic nightmare after a shoddy investigation saw him wrongly accused of downloading child pornography.

Ghislaine Maxwell will appear in person in Manhattan federal court Friday — for the first time since she was arrested last year for allegedly procuring underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein to abuse. Maxwell , who has been locked in a Brooklyn jail since her arrest, will appear for her arraignment on two sex-trafficking charges that were added to her indictment by federal prosecutors in March. Maxwell had requested that her arraignment take place in person after a remote hearing in a separate civil case she is involved in was brigaded by conspiracy theorists, who overwhelmed the court’s public phone line.

A courtroom sketch shows Ghislaine Maxwell during her arraignment hearing on a new indictment at Manhattan federal court in New York City last week. Defense lawyers have complained that Maxwell is deteriorating in jail , where she is repeatedly searched and is filmed outside her cell. Prosecutors counter that she remains healthy and has been given accommodations other prisoners lack. The judges also seemed concerned that Maxwell is not permitted to wear an eye mask that wraps securely around her head.

Maxwell, the ex-girlfriend and alleged accomplice of deceased financier and serial abuser Jeffrey Epstein, has been held in the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn for the past nine months as she awaits trial, which is currently scheduled for this July.

She was arrested last July and currently faces six charges related to the sex trafficking of minors and is accused of grooming and recruiting four girls for Epstein’s abuse between 1994 and 2004, allegedly participating in the abuse of one of the girls herself. She faces a separate trial on two perjury charges connected to statements she made in two depositions in a defamation suit brought against her by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, an Epstein victim who has said that Maxwell recruited her when Giuffre was about 17 and working as a spa assistant at Mar-a-Lago.

Federal prosecutors have argued that Maxwell’s access to extensive wealth, foreign citizenship in the United Kingdom and France — the latter of which doesn’t extradite citizens — and the prospect of decades in prison if convicted makes Maxwell a serious risk to flee the country to avoid trial. Maxwell initially gave an incomplete accounting of her finances to federal authorities and her initial bail proposal was short on specific details of what she would offer to guarantee her appearance at trial.

Ghislaine Maxwell pleads not guilty to new sex trafficking charges

  Ghislaine Maxwell pleads not guilty to new sex trafficking charges Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend of the late Jeffrey Epstein, pleaded not guilty to federal sex trafficking charges Friday in her first court appearance since her arrest last summer. © Sketch by Christine Cornell A sketch of Ghislane Maxwell during a court appearance in New York City on Friday, April 23. Maxwell entered the New York courtroom in a dark blue prison outfit with her ankles shackled and her hair, now slightly grayed at the roots, hanging just below her shoulders. She wore a mask, except when she drank water from a plastic bottle.

Ghislaine Maxwell may end up in the same notorious Manhattan jail where her infamous pedophile pal Jeffrey Epstein killed himself while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges, experts told The Post on Friday. “They’ll probably keep her at the Metropolitan Correctional Center,” said Jeffrey Lichtman, whose Epstein, 66, hanged himself last year inside his cell after his arrest for the alleged sexual abuse of dozens of young women. Maxwell , 58, was busted in New Hampshire on Thursday on a six-count Manhattan federal indictment for allegedly recruiting underage girls for Epstein, her former lover.

Lawyers representing Ghislaine Maxwell will step up their plea for the 59-year-old socialite to be released pending her trial on sex trafficking charges. Ms Maxwell 's legal team is due to appear before the federal appeals court in Manhattan on Monday hoping to secure bail, which has been denied three times . The latest push for Ms Maxwell to be released on bail comes after photographs of her and Jeffrey Epstein visiting Bill Clinton at the White House surfaced over the weekend. They were reportedly given a tour of the presidential residence at the East Room during a reception for people who had

Judge Nathan rejected that request as well as two subsequent proposals in which she offered a bail package worth $28.5 million in assets belonging to her and family and friends, said she would be confined to a residence in New York and offered to renounce her foreign citizenship, among other conditions.

Ghislaine Maxwell wearing glasses: Ghislaine Maxwell attends the ETM Children's Benefit Gala in New York on May 6, 2014. © Rob Kim/Getty Images North America/TNS Ghislaine Maxwell attends the ETM Children's Benefit Gala in New York on May 6, 2014.

Maxwell was arrested on July 2, 2020, at a 156-acre New Hampshire estate that had been purchased the previous December through a shell company. Maxwell’s name had not appeared in any of the sale documents, according to someone with knowledge of the transaction, and federal prosecutors say she had toured the property using a pseudonym.

Maxwell’s arrest came nearly one year after Epstein had been arrested on sex charges in July 2019. Epstein’s earlier abuse of dozens of women and a remarkably lenient 2008 plea deal he struck with federal prosecutors was the subject of the Miami Herald’s 2018 Perversion of Justice series and led federal prosecutors to revisit the case and bring new charges against Epstein in July 2019. He died in federal detention one month later in what has been ruled a suicide.

EPESTEIN CASE: Ghislaine Maxwell remains in prison

 EPESTEIN CASE: Ghislaine Maxwell remains in prison © Provided by the point Ghislaine Maxwell, Justice, Jeffrey Epstein G Hislaine Maxwell will stay in prison. The former employee of Jeffrey Epstein hoped to be able to benefit from a bail release when she denounced conditions of detention if "horrible" that she can not properly prepare his trial. But this request from his lawyers was rejected by a federal court of appeal.

Maxwell has complained bitterly about her conditions behind bars, which her lawyers have said is a direct response to Epstein’s death in custody. Maxwell’s lawyers have said that she is being kept in solitary confinement, the food and water in the jail is unpalatable and that the wellness checks throughout the night that prevent her from getting a full night’s sleep. They have complained that the computer she has access to doesn’t allow her to search the voluminous potential evidence turned over by the government, making it extremely difficult for her to prepare for her case, and, in the appeal, argued that her detention is sexist, given that high profile men such as Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby and Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Prosecutors have countered that the conditions of her confinement are designed to protect her and that she is granted more time to access her computer than any other inmate in the Brooklyn facility.

Maxwell has been accused by numerous Epstein victims of combing schools and spas to find girls to satisfy Epstein’s sexual appetite and grooming and recruiting those girls for Epstein’s abuse.

“Maxwell’s presence as an adult woman helped put the victims at ease as Maxwell and Epstein intended,” said Audrey Strauss, the U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, in announcing the charges against Maxwell last July.

Giuffre has said that Maxwell and Epstein directed her to have sex with a number of their high-profile friends, including Britain’s Prince Andrew, former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell, former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, hotel magnate Tom Pritzker and prominent defense attorney Alan Dershowitz. All of the men have denied the claims, and Dershowitz and Giuffre have each sued each other for defamation.

Maxwell is currently scheduled to go to trial in July, though her legal team requested that the trial date be pushed back after prosecutors unveiled a new indictment last month that added the fourth victim and added additional sex trafficking charges. Nathan, the district judge, has said that she will be deciding on whether or not to push back the trial soon.

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Judge postpones Ghislaine Maxwell's sex-trafficking trial in light of new charges .
A federal judge on Monday agreed to delay until the fall the sex-trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell to provide the defense team more time to prepare for the additional charges against the former girlfriend of the late Jeffrey Epstein, © Elizabeth Williams/AP A federal judge delayed the sex-trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfrien until the fall to provide the defense team more time to prepare for the additional charges against her. Maxwell faces sex-trafficking charges for allegedly recruiting and grooming a 14-year-old girl to engage in sex acts with Epstein.

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