Epstein case: new refusal of bail for Ghislaine Maxwell, ex-collaborator of the billionaire

For the third time, the bail application for Jeffrey Epstein’s former partner was denied on Monday.

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She’s going to have to stay in jail. Ghislaine Maxwell, the former collaborator of Jeffrey Epstein indicted in the United States for trafficking in minors, was refused on Monday March 22, for the third time, a release on bail.

After unsuccessfully asking for her release in July and then in December 2020, the daughter of the late British media mogul Robert Maxwell had this time offered to renounce her British and French nationality in particular, to allay the fears of prosecutors that she could go abroad to escape American justice. In vain. Manhattan Federal Judge Alison Nathan found that“no combination of conditions” could not “reasonably” ensure she would show up in court if released before her trial, which is supposed to start in July.

Ghislaine Maxwell, 59, continues to denounce the conditions of his preventive detention. Last month, this jet set regular claimed to have “suffered physical violence” in the hands of guards at his Brooklyn jail. She also denounces a surveillance according to her exaggerated, with in particular a lamp which sweeps the ceiling of her cell every 15 minutes, at night, because of suspected suicide risks.

Arrested in New Hampshire, northeastern United States, in July 2020, after several months on the run, Ghislaine Maxwell is suspected of having recruited teenage girls for Jeffrey Epstein in several cities around the world.

She faces six charges, including trafficking in minors and incitement to prostitution between 1994 and 1997, and of having lied under oath in 2016 in civil proceedings. She faces life imprisonment if convicted.

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