Ghislaine Maxwell’s Lawyer Says Her Supporters Are Willing To Endorse $5M Bond
According to The Washington Post, lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell, “the longtime confidant of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, asked a judge on Friday to grant her release from federal custody, saying her supporters would endorse a $5 million bail bond and that she would consent to monitored home confinement while awaiting trial.”
- Maxwell’s lawyers “sought to counter federal prosecutors’ characterization of her as Epstein’s enabler and a flight risk, arguing she has been wrongly targeted,” The Post reported.
"Ghislaine Maxwell is not Jeffrey Epstein," her attorney Mark S. Cohen wrote in a response to the detention memo filed by the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office. "Two of her sisters, who have agreed to co-sign her bond, live in the United States, and they have several children who are U.S.-born citizens.”
- Maxwell, 58, who was arrested in New Hampshire on July 2 on charges she exploited teenage girls in the 1990s “by providing them to Epstein after recruiting and grooming them to engage in sex acts with him,” faces up to 35 years in prison.
- “Citing her wealth and international ties, prosecutors have argued that Maxwell should not be released from custody,” The Post added.
Maxwell’s arraignment is scheduled for Tuesday in Manhattan. She “is expected to appear via video from the Brooklyn detention center where she’s being held,” and Judge Alison Nathan will hear arguments over her bail request.