Federal prosecutors said Ghislaine Maxwell has “a complete lack of remorse” after courting young girls for sexual exploitation and should be sentenced to decades in prison.
TW: There are details in this article that may upset some.
This came 6 months after she was found guilty of sex trafficking.
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But Jeffrey Epstein, who made his name at the elite investment bank Bear Stearns before founding his own investment firm, was first convicted of a string of crimes in 2005.
Then, in 2008, he was convicted of organizing a gang of underage ************ associated with a number of influential people. For this, Epstein served only thirteen months.
From there it got worse…
On July 6, 2019, Epstein was arrested again for trafficking in minors in the states of Florida and New York and was held awaiting trial in a New York prison.
It was a huge breakthrough for many of his victims.
Epstein managed to avoid vile and criminal acts for most of his life, most likely due to his money and social influence. His victims finally had hope for justice.
And many believed that his conviction might reveal Another famous and wealthy sex offenders.
Epstein had many friends in the highest echelons of power, many of whom were It is known that go to his elusive island, where most of his crimes took place.
One of them causing controversy is Prince Andrew of the British royal family.
Of course, all of Epstein’s high-profile friends have denied involvement in the scandal, but people aren’t too convinced.
However, before Epstein could sling mud at his friends…
He was found dead in his Manhattan jail cell, apparently by hanging.
This has been ruled a suicide, although some people are not convinced.
But due to the nature of his crimes, as well as Epstein’s connections to the political and social elite, some have other suspicions that Indeed happened.
One way or another, within a few months after his death, the investigation fell silent.
Progress seemed to be meager, but then, the release Jeffrey Epstein: obscenely rich on Netflix brought it all back into the spotlight.
The victims spoke about what they had to endure.
Each of them told detailed similar but horrific stories about the attack on Epstein and his friends during the “massage”.
It also talked about the involvement of Epstein’s ex-girlfriend and close friend…
Ghislaine Maxwell, who prosecutors are tagged as “causing devastating harm to vulnerable victims”.
For months after Epstein’s death, Maxwell remained securely hidden and out of the public eye…
And at that time she was neither reprimanded nor publicly interrogated for her involvement in the scandal.
But it was informed in July 2020, Maxwell was finally arrested by the FBI in New Hampshire.
She was taken to a hearing where she was described as a scapegoat, so she was ordered to remain in custody while she was transferred to New York for a detention hearing.
Maxwell was charged with child molestation and trafficking in underage girls.
She was also faced with numerous other charges, including repeatedly lying about her involvement in human trafficking during her testimony in 2016.
As you might expect, Maxwell’s time in prison was not an easy one.
Lawyer for former socialite Bobbi Sternheim argued that Maxwell would face harsher prison conditions than prisoners convicted of murder or terrorism.
Sternheim said that Maxwell is effectively held in solitary confinement and is under “excessive and invasive” surveillance twenty-four hours a day.
Along with video surveillance in her cell, cameras also follow her movements when she is allowed to leave it.
Last year, her lawyer spoke about her imprisonment in the hope that it would elicit some sympathy from her.
Though it didn’t work as effectively as he hoped.
During a court hearing just 2 weeks prior, Sternheim reopened Maxwell’s bail petition before the court on November 29, 2021.
In court documents, she called Maxwell’s prison “inappropriate,” according to Yahoo. informed.
“Surveillance rivals Dr. Hannibal Lecter’s incarceration scenes, despite the lack of a cage and plastic face protection,” she wrote.
The keeper added that Sternheim also said that “Maxwell’s conditions of detention during the last 16 months continue to be reprehensible and completely unsuitable for [a] a woman in her 60s with no criminal record or history of abuse” as she spoke of her time in the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center.
“This is unreasonable, ruthless and completely inappropriate,” Sternheim wrote.
“[She] subjected to physical and emotional abuse by correctional officers, poor and unhygienic living conditions, malnutrition, difficulty reviewing the millions of documents contained in the prosecution against her, and sleep deprivation.”
Maxwell also spoke out herself.
Maxwell reportedly reported daily mail: “I used to take a shower every day, but I stopped because of the creepy security guards who stand nearby and look at me all the time. I used to go to a toilet with an open sewer and had regular visits from a friendly rat.”
“I told the guards, but nothing was done until the rat jumped out and lunged at the guard, who screamed in terror.”
“Finally blocked the sewer.”
But that’s not all… reportedly prosecutors said “it’s no surprise that a woman who has led an incredible life of luxury is complaining about her life in custody…”
Addendum: “Maxwell was an adult who made her own choice. She opted for the sexual exploitation of numerous underage girls. She made the choice to collude with Epstein for years…”
Maxwell has repeatedly applied for bail…
All were rejected.
So, the first arguments in the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell began.
And she seemed to take the situation rather calmly.
Even though she wore a mask throughout the trial, Maxwell could be seen laughing and chatting with his defense attorneys…
Among them were Leah Saffian, Christian Everdale and Bobby Sternheim, whom she spoke to during the hearing.
At one point, Ghyslaine even waved to her sister Isabelle Maxwell, who was seated behind her in the public gallery.
Her actions have made many feel that she is ruthless about the crimes she is accused of.
From test drawings, many people also noticed not only Maxwell’s actions, but also her appearance.
Maxwell was noted to have entered court with freshly dyed hair, a jumper, black trousers and heels, an outfit that is very different from her orange prison attire.
The trial was in full swing, and many horrifying revelations surfaced.
From photos inside Epstein’s house to a booklet with rules employees had to follow.
Another shocking discovery was made.
And that was about the photos that were shared during Maxwell’s trial…
In photos later posted to social media, Maxwell and Epstein enjoy a rich life together…
The photo shows a jet plane, rest and warm hugs from each other, which is clearly not what Maxwell wanted the court to see.
Over a dozen a photo that the couple together was exposed by the prosecution to show the deep connection between the couple…
Ultimately, this led to the unthinkable. Prosecutor Alison Mo said: “These photos show their close relationship through time. Given the change in hairstyle, the people in the photographs are clearly aging.”
But finally the decision was made…
The court found Ghislaine Maxwell guilty on all but one of the charges.
She will be charged with up to sixty-five years in prison, meaning she could be 125 years old when she sees freedom again.
And now, 6 months after she was found guilty, Maxwell is pleading for a reduced sentence.
She claims that other inmates are threatening to kill her.
Prosecutors said they thought Maxwell should spend twenty years behind bars instead of the maximum fifty-five.
But on Wednesday, June 15, her lawyers demanded less time.
In a statement received insiderthey argue that her life could be in danger if she remains in prison.
It states: “One of the inmates in Maxwell’s housing block told at least three other inmates that she had been offered money to kill Maxwell and that she planned to strangle her in her sleep.”
Her lawyers also alleged that Maxwell was abused as a child, revealing that her father, “a large-bodied man with a loud voice”, often “exploded, threatened and ranted at the children until they were a mess”.
The statement continued: “Mr. Maxwell was ruthless: children cried, punishments were distributed, and the whole family was in extreme despair.
They also tried to put all the blame on Epstein, writing:
“Indeed, if Ghislaine Maxwell had never had the great misfortune of meeting Jeffrey Epstein over 30 years ago, she wouldn’t be here.”
And now, according to Fox Newsprosecutors said the former British socialite should be sentenced to “between 30 and 55 years in prison” as it was in line with federal sentencing rules.
Federal prosecutors said that Maxwell used “vulnerable victims” so that they could be treated as “disposable objects”.
They also called Maxwell’s actions “monstrous” and “shockingly predatory”.
At the same time, her lawyers called for no more than 5 years and 3 months in prison and said that she was used as a “scapegoat for Epstein’s crimes.”
Maxwell will be sentenced on June 28.