Gislan Maxwell could begin “naming names” for prosecutors if she is found guilty of child sex trafficking charges in a US court this week in a deal to reduce her sentence or get better prison conditions.
- Ghislaine Maxwell may start ‘naming names’ if she is found guilty of sex trafficking charges this week.
- Closing arguments in Maxwell’s trial begin tomorrow, and the jury will likely retire that evening
- A legal source linked to the case told The Mail on Sunday that with the Christmas court hearing in Manhattan nearing the end of Wednesday, a ruling is highly likely this week.
- Maxwell, 59, denies all six charges of grooming underage girls to abuse the late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein
Ghislaine Maxwell may start “naming names” if she is found guilty of sex trafficking charges this week.
Closing arguments begin at Maxwell’s trial tomorrow, and the jury will likely retire that evening.
A legal source involved in the case told The Mail on Sunday that with the Manhattan court’s Christmas deadline approaching the end of Wednesday, a verdict is highly likely this week, adding: ‘The jury won’t want to suspend this ruling on them. Christmas, so lawyers on both sides expect a ruling this week.
Ghislaine Maxwell may start ‘naming names’ if she is found guilty of sex trafficking charges this week.
Maxwell, 59, denies all six charges of grooming underage girls to abuse pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. However, the source said that if she is convicted – and faces up to 70 years in prison – she may cooperate with the US government in exchange for reduced sentence or better prison conditions.
“This could be bad news for Prince Andrew and other high-profile men who have stopped by Ghislaine and Jeffrey Epstein,” the source said.
She might start to cooperate and tell what she knows in an effort to reduce her imprisonment. We know that prosecutors are looking for other conspirators in connection with Jeffrey Epstein’s pedophilia ring. Ghislaine undoubtedly has information that can help prosecutors in other cases. If she decides to cooperate, her testimony can be devastating. It’s been Epstein’s right hand for years, guess what you know?
Prince Andrew’s name was mentioned three times during the trial, including by one of Epstein’s pilots who confirmed that he had flown the prince on a private jet for the disgraced financier dubbed the ‘Lolita Express’ because of the young girls it takes around the world.
One of them, Virginia Roberts, claims she was forced to have sex with the prince three times, including at Maxwell’s home in London. He vehemently denies all the allegations and insists that he has never met Roberts.
The jury at Maxwell’s trial were shown these photos of the close relationship between the two, which prosecutors described as “partners in crime.”
Former US Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump have also been appointed to the court as Epstein’s partners, as well as actor Kevin Spacey and a large number of prominent Wall Street financiers, politicians and businessmen.
After Epstein committed suicide in prison in 2019 while in custody on pedophilia charges, then-US Attorney General William Barr pledged to prosecute those who aided him.
“There will be accountability,” he said. This case will continue against anyone who was accomplices to Epstein. Victims deserve justice and will get it.
Maxwell’s lawyers claim that she was punished by proxy for Epstein’s crimes.
On Friday, she declined to testify in her defense, telling the judge: “The government has not proven its case beyond a reasonable doubt, so there is no reason for me to testify.”
Maxwell appeared in court yesterday, with attorneys presenting arguments about how Judge Allison Nathan should be directed to the jury. You will read 80 pages of instructions for them tomorrow.
Defense attorneys successfully fought for the judge to refer to the British socialite as “Maxwell” rather than “the defendant” and jurors were told they could assess whether she “consciously avoided” learning about Epstein’s abuse of underage girls.