Will Jeffrey Epstein Girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell Make It To Court?
Ghislaine Maxwell Hoping For Bail
Bail Hearing For Ghislaine Maxwell Set For July 14
While Jeffrey Epstein's girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell has a bail hearing set for July 14, many observers are speculating whether she will live long enough to make it to court. Epstein died under controversial circumstances in his jail cell before making it to court.
Michael Baden Said Jeffrey Epstein Didn't Commit Suicide
Respected pathologist Michael Baden was hired to do an autopsy on Epstein in the wake of his mysterious death. Baden proclaimed he didn't believe Epstein committed suicide. The questionable death of Epstein while in custody has led many to wonder out loud whether Ghislaine will suffer a similar fate. As the old saying goes, "Does she know too much?
Remote Court Appearance
Maxwell will appear remotely by video for a July 14 courthouse arraignment and bail hearing on charges she recruited girls for ex-boyfriend Epstein to sexually abuse. An arraignment hearing is very basic in that the judge informs the defendant of what the charges are against her.
The bail hearing can be more complex as defendants usually want their attorneys to fight hard to get them out of jail prior to trial. The stakes are really high for Maxwell if she fears she might die in jail.
District Judge To Allow Limited Public Access
U.S. District Judge Allison J. Nathan set the date in an order while at the same time announcing there will be limited public access to the video feed of Ghislaine Maxwell facing charges for the first time in a Manhattan federal court next week. The 58-year old British socialite was arrested last week at a $l million estate in New Hampshire.
Many were shocked the wealthy Maxwell wasn't hiding out somewhere in Europe or somewhere even further from the reaches of the long arm of American law enforcemeent.
Maxwell A Flight Risk?
At the bond hearing, prosecutors will argue she is a flight risk. The fact she has citizenships in France and England as well as the United States indicate she has many options. However defense attorneys will argue she is not a risk to leave the country since she's been living in New Hampshire right under everyone's noses.
Corona Virus Will Affect This Trial
It seems corona virus will affect even this trial. The judge wrote, "Due to social distancing, seating will be extremely limited."
Alll visitors to the courthouse will have their temperatures taken. Face masks will also be required.
Courtrooms across the nations have gone to Zoom hearings in an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19. This trend may last even beyond the pandemic as many judges have already expressed positive views the technology.
Lifestyle of The Rich And Famous
Maxwell had been living the lifestyle of the rich and famous prior to her arrest. She was seen at a $3 million estate near Boston, aboard a yacht in Auckland, New Zealand and an apartment in Paris.
Bradford, New Hampshire was not on that list. She must wish now she'd stayed in Paris. The French are famous for not wanting to turn American fugitives over to U.S. authorities. We all make mistakes, but this is one that probably will alter her life forever.
New Hampshire Hideout
Maxwell purchased the 1650-acre estate on December 13, 2019. She paid in cash through an anonymous LLC, Granite Reality, Inc.
She probably thought she was safe by using the anonymous company as the name for the purchaser. But it was not to be.
Feds Surrounded Compound
Federal authorities and New York City police officers, surrounded the compound in the early morning hours of July 2 and arrested the jet setter.
The Merrimack County town is near the center of the state and has a population of 1,650. If Maxwell thought this was a place she could blend in with the natives, she was mistaken.
Is Ghislaine Prepared To Snitch?
Is the famed socialite ready to snitch on big names to save herself? She's been scene with the rich and famous including actor Kevin Spacey and producer Harvey Weinstein in addition to many high profile politicians.
She's also been photographed with Michael Caine, Elon Musk and Princess Diana.
While she may very well be prepared to offer up information regarding people more famous than she, will that be enough to get her a lighter sentence or even immunity in the legal system? We will soon find out.
Prison Officials Hope To Prevent Repeat Of Epstein Death In Jail
Maxwell was transferred on Monday from New Hampshire to a Brooklyn federal prison. Epstein was arrested for sex-trafficking by the same U.S. Attorney's Office that is prosecuting his ex-girlfriend now.
A law enforcement official said that prison officials want to make sure she'll stand trial.
The source further said they don't want "another black eye."
Maxwell will be guarded by the prison's highest security. Supposedly, a surveillance camera will be trained on her every time she leaves her cell and a surveillance camera will be trained on her cell.
Of course that's similar to what they said about Jeffrey Epstein. And we all know how that turned out.
Who Is Ghislaine Maxwell?
Born in 1961, Maxwell grew up in the Oxfordshire countryside and is the daughter of Robert Maxwell, A Czech-born newspaper tycoon and British lawmaker. He also died under mysterious circumstances. He fell off his luxury yacht named "Lady Ghislaine" near the Canary Islands in 1991.
A biographer said Ghislaine was the favorite of nine children. "She's like me," he once told a friend.
Father's Death A Mystery
Much as her boyfriend Epstein died under strange circumstances, Ghislaine's father's death was shrouded in controversy. His death was ruled a heart attack combined with accidental drowning. Some believe it was suicide because his business empire neared ruin.
Coming To America
Following her father's death, Maxwell moved to the United States. She may have been broke, although many say she had income from a secret trust.
In the U.S., she lived a public life and moved in exclusive circles. She connected to the world of politics. Maxwell was in the background of a photo of Prince Andrew with Virginia Roberts.
What's Her Connection To Epstein?
It is widely reported she was the ex-girlfriend of Epstein, who died in his cell at the age of 66. He was awaiting trial on federal charges of sexually abusing underage girls. He pleaded not guilty, so he went to his grave without a conviction.
The pair were reported to have split in the 1990s, although they remained close. In 2003, he described her as his best friend.
Michael Baden Said Epstein Strangled
With eminent pathologist saying in his opinion Epstein was strangled to death, that situation sounds suspicious. With that being said, it is unlikely authorities would allow anything like that to happen to his former girlfriend. Too many people are watching. But as to whether she'll make it all the way to a jury trial, that is another question.
As to the bail hearing, it's doubtful she'll be given her freedom. If she were to vanish after being granted bail, the news media would make too big a big deal of it.