The lawyers of Ghislaine Maxwell, ex-collaborator of the financier Jeffrey Epstein arrested on July 2, requested that she be released on bail of $ 5 million and house arrest, ensuring that it would not seek to escape prosecution for trafficking of a minor brought against it.
In a document registered Friday with the federal court of Manhattan, his lawyers assure that this used to the jetset – born in France, educated in England before moving to the United States in 1991 – has no reason to flee abroad.
They ensure that a lot of his relatives are in the United States and not abroad, and that she had made discreet since the arrest of Jeffrey Epstein in July 2019 that in order to escape the media and to protect themselves, after having received such ” death threats “.
The lawyers of the daughter of the ex-magnate of the british media Robert Maxwell say that his criminal record virgin, she has no ” extreme risk of flight “, contrary to what they say to the prosecutors in Manhattan, who requested his continued detention.
The defence also highlights the risks of infection with the novel coronavirus if she should stay imprisoned.
Ghislaine Maxwell, age 58, has been charged for having ” assisted, facilitated and contributed to the sexual assaults on minor Jeffrey Epstein “, from 1994 to 1997.
She would have recruited for the financial new york, was found dead in prison in August 2019, young teenage girls in impoverished aged 14 years and over. She would have participated-sometimes directly to the assault, and could face up to 35 years in prison if convicted.
After his arrest in New Hampshire, she was transferred Monday to the federal prison in Brooklyn, waiting for the hearing which will decide his eventual detention, which will take place by teleconference on July 14.
Ms. Maxwell should on this occasion to indicate that she intends to plead not guilty: “Ms. Maxwell rejects vigorously the charges against her and intends to fight them “, say the lawyers.