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Ghislaine Maxwell pleads not guilty and is denied bail

Ghislaine Maxwell,who pleaded not guilty to her charges, was denied bail on Tuesday with prosecutors painting her as a flight risk because of her “undisclosed wealth” and “extensive international ties” that could put her out of the reach of extradition.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Alison Moe said Maxwell posed as a journalist, “Jen Marshall,“ when she purchased the New Hampshire estate,where she was arrested.

“She has the ability to live off the grid indefinitely,” Moe said, citing Maxwell’s wealth and extensive international ties, along with citizenship in the U.S., the United Kingdom and France.

Related: Ghislaine Maxwell,Former Girlfriend To Jeffery Epstein, Arrested.

An indictment filed earlier this month alleged that Maxwell helped groom Epstein’s victims and was sometimes present when Epstein abused them.  It also alleged that she lied under oath during a 2016 deposition in a civil case stemming from Epstein’s abuse of girls and women.

Maxwell could face 35 years in prison if convicted.She is currently being help at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn and a trial date was set for July 12, 2021.

 

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