As a part of her bail offer package, Maxell offered cash and properties located outside of the US. The contributors to the cash portion have not been made public. In a motion filed to deny the cash bail offers, it is reported, that the entities who have made pledges to her bail will “sustain no significant financial harm” if she were to flee. In short, that means the people (or business, or countries) willing to pay her bail are so wealthy that losing the money won’t matter to them.
In addition, Maxwell’s plan (if released) was to stay in a luxury hotel for the duration of the trial. The prosecutors were quick to point out that a person with no income and not contributing any funds to her own bail was suspect and incomprehensible.
Oddly, at the time of her arrest, it was reported by agents on the scene, they were delayed by “private security” on the grounds. Upon locating Maxwell within the home, her telephone was observed wrapped in aluminum foil.
According to a statement provided by Maxwell’s brother, private security was staffed with former British Military members. One of the ex-military guards testified that he was provided a credit card to make purchases on her behalf and that Maxwell never left the home in New Hampshire once she paid cash and moved in.
On behalf of the government, the prosecution argued that Maxwell poses a significant risk of flight. Included in their summary is that Maxwell is a citizen of France, has significant financial resources, and lives a “transient lifestyle”. Prosecutors went on to point out that Ghislaine Maxwell has no employer and has not been employed for at least 30 years.
“These are the facts. It is not dirt. It is not spin”. “She cannot recall off the top of her head how many millions of dollars she has.”
According to a financial disclosure submitted to the government, Maxwell asserted that she has zero monthly income. Prosecutors assessed that her net worth was in the millions of dollars and had access to an offshore trust account dispensing over $200,000 per year.
According to the real estate agent, Maxwell (along with another male) toured the home in New Hampshire as Scott and Janet Marshall. They told the real estate agent Scott was retired from the British military and was writing a book. Upon viewing the arrest on television, the real estate agent realized that “Janet Marshall” was Ghislaine Maxwell.
“Your honor, my client is not Jeffery Epstein”
The defense has argued, in an earlier motion, that the statute of limitations has expired on the charges of sex trafficking. Further, they state the remaining charges of purgery are inconsequential citing no specific reasons. The defense alleges that Maxwell maintained communications, through her counsel, to the government. The prosecution conceded that there were communications after the Grand Jury indictment of Jeffery Epstein. However, those communications did not include her location.
While trying to show Maxwell was not considered a flight risk, the defense stated she has appeared at multiple court hearings since 2015. In an act of frustration, the attorney accused the government of not giving his client a chance to voluntarily surrender. He went on to explain that Maxwell changed her email and phone number because the documents released by the government did not have her personal information redacted and not an effort to evade capture. Finally, he asserted that she knew she was under investigation and remained in the U.S. which “proves she’s certainly not a flight risk”.
Also included in their argument, it is stated that the “sightings” of Maxwell in many parts of the country and world were fabricated and disseminated across many forms of media.
“She (Maxwell) has been forced to close her non-profit organization due to the media’s firestorm.”
“This case is 25 years old. No tapes. No video. None of the things you would expect in this age of defense.”
Further motion hearings will be held, a final trial date has been set for July 12th, 2021
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