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Crime Who Is Maurene Comey? James Comey's Daughter Is Lead Prosecutor in Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

13:40  29 november  2021
13:40  29 november  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

Jury Selection Begins for Trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, Accused of Grooming Jeffrey Epstein's Victims

  Jury Selection Begins for Trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, Accused of Grooming Jeffrey Epstein's Victims Ghislaine Maxwell, 59, has pleaded not guilty to six felonies, including conspiracy to entice minors to engage in illegal sex acts , transportation of a minor and perjury. She pleaded not guilty to all charges and has been held without bond in a Brooklyn, N.Y., jail. Authorities say she helped her longtime companion Epstein groom girls as young as 14 for sexual abuse — incidents that she allegedly participated in herself. RELATED: Rape Survivor Who Worked for Jeffrey Epstein as a Teen Recruiter Reflects on Regrets At a press conference last year, Audrey Strauss, acting U.S.

A federal prosecutor working on the case of Ghislaine Maxwell, which is set to go to trial on Monday, is the daughter of former FBI Director James Comey.

Daughter of former FBI Director James Comey, Maurene Comey, 32, is a lead prosecutor in the criminal case against Ghislaine Maxwell. © AP Daughter of former FBI Director James Comey, Maurene Comey, 32, is a lead prosecutor in the criminal case against Ghislaine Maxwell.

Maurene Comey, an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), is one of the lead prosecutors in the criminal case against Maxwell, and had been picked to hold a similar role in the case of the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein prior to his death in August 2019.

As the child sex-trafficking trial of Epstein associate Maxwell is scheduled to begin on November 29, attention now turns to the prosecutors in the case, which includes Comey and assistant U.S. Attorneys Alex Rossmiller and Alison Gainfort Moe.

Ghislaine Maxwell's family appeals to United Nations for help getting her out on bail

  Ghislaine Maxwell's family appeals to United Nations for help getting her out on bail Ghislaine Maxwell’s siblings on Monday filed a complaint to the United Nations, calling her pre-trial detention an act of “unprecedented discrimination” and accusing U.S. authorities of trampling the “narrow line between justice and revenge.” © Provided by NBC News Maxwell, who is being held without bail ahead of her federal trial in New York City, was a confidante of Jeffrey Epstein — the millionaire financier and accused sex trafficker, who died by suicide in 2019 while in federal custody.

Maxwell is charged with six sex-trafficking charges. She has pleaded not guilty in the case and if convicted on all charges, faces a prison sentence of up to 50 years.

Who Is Maurene Comey?

Assistant U.S. Attorney Comey heads the SDNY's Violent and Organized Crime Unit, and has been with the office since 2015, according to her LinkedIn profile.

The 32-year-old Harvard Law School graduate has been involved in a number of high-profile cases, including against former gynecologist Robert Hadden who is accused of sexually assaulting as many as 70 women during medical appointments.

She has also worked on cases involving embezzlement, obstruction of justice, and drugs and weapons crime, according to Law & Crime.

Daughter of former FBI Director James Comey and Patrice Failor, she is one of six children, and is married to Lucas Issacharoff, a Harvard Law School graduate and U.S. Assistant Attorney for the SDNY's Civil Division since September 2019.

Ghislaine Maxwell Heads to Court for a Sex Trafficking Trial a Quarter Century in the Making. Here’s What to Look for.

  Ghislaine Maxwell Heads to Court for a Sex Trafficking Trial a Quarter Century in the Making. Here’s What to Look for. More than 25 years after the earliest allegations of her indictment, Ghislaine Maxwell is heading to federal court in Manhattan on Monday to answer charges that she groomed, abused and sexually trafficked young girls for Jeffrey Epstein's predation. The post Ghislaine Maxwell Heads to Court for a Sex Trafficking Trial a Quarter Century in the Making. Here’s What to Look for. first appeared on Law & Crime.A little less than a year after Epstein was found dead in his prison cell, Maxwell became the first accused co-conspirator of his to be charged by prosecutors. Opening statements are expected in her trial shortly after U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan empanels a jury in the morning.

James Comey was famously fired by former President Donald Trump in 2017.

Before joining the SDNY office, Comey spent a year as a legal clerk for Loretta Preska, who at the time was the chief judge at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

She graduated from Harvard Law School with a doctorate in 2013, and prior to that, gained a Bachelor's Degree in History and Music from the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 2010.

Maxwell's trial was originally set for July, but was pushed back until November 29. Jury selection for the case began on November 16, and is down to 12 members and six alternates. The trial is expected to run for six weeks.

Maxwell has been detained in a Brooklyn jail since she was arrested by FBI agents at her New Hampshire estate on July 2, 2020.

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Ghislaine Maxwell's sex abuse trial enters second week after accuser's testimony .
Ghislaine Maxwell's sex abuse trial enters second week after accuser's testimonyNEW YORK (Reuters) - The sex abuse trial of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell enters its second week on Monday after jurors last week heard the testimony of a woman who says Maxwell set her up for abuse by late financier Jeffrey Epstein when she was a teenager.

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