•   
  •   
  •   

Crime Judge postpones Ghislaine Maxwell's sex-trafficking trial in light of new charges

08:25  04 may  2021
08:25  04 may  2021 Source:   cnn.com

Anonymous jury in Derek Chauvin trial part of a growing trend that has some legal experts worried

  Anonymous jury in Derek Chauvin trial part of a growing trend that has some legal experts worried Derek Chauvin was found guilty in the murder of George Floyd by an anonymous jury, a trend that has some legal experts worried about transparency.They were a racially diverse group — six white Americans, four Black Americans and two mixed-race Americans — that include a dog lover, sports fan, single parent, insurance agent, nurse and retiree. But one thing remains a mystery: their names.

Maxwell faces sex - trafficking charges for allegedly recruiting and grooming a 14-year-old girl to engage in sex acts with Epstein. Federal prosecutors filed the charges in March, alleging that Maxwell and Epstein recruited the underage girl to perform massages that became sexual at Epstein' s Palm "Such an adjournment would plainly give the defense team sufficient time to prepare for trial in light of the additional charges contained in the S 2 indictment while also ensuring that the trial proceeds without undue delay," Nathan said. Nathan ordered both parties to meet and discuss a new trial date

A US judge has granted Ghislaine Maxwell ’ s request to delay her trial on charges she procured teenage girls for the late financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse, saying the trial will begin in the fall. The US district judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan said on Monday that a “short” postponement of the scheduled 12 July trial was appropriate because federal prosecutors had added new charges to She had sought to delay the trial until at least 8 November, and perhaps to next January, because adding the sex trafficking charges to her indictment more than doubled the size of the government’s case.

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,

a drawing of a person: A federal judge delayed the sex-trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend of the late Jeffrey Epstein, until the fall to provide the defense team more time to prepare for the additional charges against her. © Elizabeth Williams/AP A federal judge delayed the sex-trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend of the late Jeffrey Epstein, 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.

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

  For the fourth time, Ghislaine Maxwell is denied release from ‘horrific’ NYC jail Ghislaine Maxwell’s fourth request to be released from federal custody was met with the same response as her three previous tries: denied. 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.

The trial of Ghislaine Maxwell on allegations of trafficking teenage girls for Jeffrey Epstein has been postponed to the fall. In delaying the previously scheduled start from 12 July, US District Judge Alison Nathan said the move was appropriate due to new charges being added in March and the Covid-19 pandemic A juror in the Derek Chauvin murder trial is defending his attendance at the March on Washington anniversary last August in light of online speculation about his motives on the jury. In recent days, a photo of Brandon Mitchell that was originally posted on social media around the Aug.

GHISLAINE Maxwell ’ s trial on charges of grooming teenage girls for Jeffrey Epstein has been pushed backA judge agreed to her request that the trial . He also said that Covid protocols made trial preparation harder and ordered prosecutors along with Maxwell ' s lawyers to jointly propose a new trial date by May 10. Maxwell , 59, had sought to delay the trial until at least November 8, citing the charges added on March 29. She has pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking and other charges over her alleged role in procuring four teenage girls for former lover Epstein to abuse between 1994 and 2004.

Federal prosecutors filed the charges in March, alleging that Maxwell and Epstein recruited the underage girl to perform massages that became sexual at Epstein's Palm Beach residence. In exchange, they paid her hundreds of dollars in cash for each encounter, prosecutors have alleged.

a man and a woman sitting on a bed: A federal judge delayed the sex-trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend of the late Jeffrey Epstein, until the fall to provide the defense team more time to prepare for the additional charges against her. © Sketch by Christine Cornell A federal judge delayed the sex-trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend of the late Jeffrey Epstein, until the fall to provide the defense team more time to prepare for the additional charges against her.

Maxwell, 59, pleaded not guilty to the sex trafficking charges.

The trial was set to begin in July. That changed Monday when U.S District Judge Alison Nathan postponed it for the fall.

The Chauvin Trial’s Jury Wasn’t Like Other Juries

  The Chauvin Trial’s Jury Wasn’t Like Other Juries Its guilty verdict resulted not just from the strength of the evidence, but from a jury-selection process that departed from American norms.But even with all that evidence, convictions don’t happen on their own. Twelve people, selected by lot from the public, must come to a unanimous decision. That jury—who it comprised, how those people saw the world—was of enormous consequence. This wasn’t just any jury, and the difference that made should invite a major reckoning with how juries—the deciding bodies of the country’s judicial system—are selected in America.

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell appears during her arraignment hearing on a new indictment at Manhattan Federal Court in New York City, New York, U.S. April 23, 2021, in this courtroom sketch. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg/File Photo. A U.S. judge on Monday granted Ghislaine Maxwell ' s request to delay her trial on charges she procured teenage girls for the late financier She has pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking and other charges over her alleged role in procuring four teenage girls for Epstein to abuse between 1994 and 2004. Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

Ghislaine Maxwell pleaded not guilty Friday to two sex trafficking charges that were added to her indictment by prosecutors last month. Maxwell spoke just 12 words in the arraignment, telling the judge she was aware of the new charges and waiving the public reading of them before her “Epstein and Maxwell recruited Minor Victim-4 to engage in sex acts with Epstein at the Palm Beach Residence, after which Epstein and, at times, Maxwell provided Minor Victim-4 with hundreds of dollars in cash for each encounter,” the indictment states. Epstein killed himself in 2019 in jail as he awaited trial .

"Such an adjournment would plainly give the defense team sufficient time to prepare for trial in light of the additional charges contained in the S2 indictment while also ensuring that the trial proceeds without undue delay," Nathan said.

Nathan ordered both parties to meet and discuss a new trial date by May 10.

Maxwell has been jailed without bail since July because Nathan determined that her wealth made her a flight risk. She's being held at New York's Metropolitan Detention Center.

Last July, Maxwell was charged by New York federal prosecutors with conspiracy and enticing minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, and the transportation of minors to engage in criminal sexual activity for allegedly grooming and recruiting underage girls from 1994 through 1997.

Federal prosecutors charged Epstein with running a sex trafficking operation between 2002 and 2005 at his homes in Manhattan and Palm Beach, Florida. He pleaded not guilty and died in prison in August 2019 while awaiting trial.

A medical examiner ruled Epstein died of suicide by hanging, but a doctor hired by Epstein's family to conduct an independent autopsy has disputed that conclusion.

Suit: Workers lured from India paid $1.20 per hour for years .
FBI agents searched the sprawling site of a Hindu temple Tuesday as a lawsuit filed in federal court alleged workers from marginalized communities in India were lured to the U.S. and forced to work long hours for just a few dollars per day to help build the temple. The lawsuit accuses the leaders of the Hindu organization known as Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, or BAPS, of human trafficking and wage law violations. An FBIThe lawsuit accuses the leaders of the Hindu organization known as Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, or BAPS, of human trafficking and wage law violations.

usr: 1
This is interesting!