Ex-Epstein pal seeks bail with $28.5M and armed guards


NEW YORK — Attorneys for the previous girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein are urging a choose to free her to await trial beneath a $28.5 million bail package deal that would come with armed guards to maintain her in a New York Metropolis residence and shield her security.

The bail arguments on behalf of Ghislaine Maxwell have been filed beneath seal final Tuesday, however have been publicly filed late Monday with redactions in Manhattan federal courtroom that have been permitted by Choose Alison J. Nathan.

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The legal professionals stated Maxwell and her partner, with whom she has been residing for the previous 4 years, have been providing a $22.5 million private recognizance bond secured by about $eight million in property and $500,000 in money. They stated $22.5 million represents all of Maxwell and her partner’s belongings.

The partner was not recognized in courtroom papers. The identities of seven different shut family and friends members who the legal professionals stated have been keen to pledge about $5 million of their very own belongings towards the bail package deal have been additionally not revealed. In addition they stated she would have digital monitoring.

Maxwell is scheduled to face a July trial on costs that she recruited three teenage ladies for Epstein to abuse within the mid-1990s.

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Her first try at bail shortly after her July arrest was rejected.

“Ms. Maxwell vehemently maintains her innocence and is dedicated to defending herself,” the legal professionals wrote. “She needs nothing greater than to stay on this nation to combat the allegations in opposition to her, that are based mostly on the uncorroborated testimony of a handful of witnesses about occasions that occurred over 25 years in the past.”

To help the bail request, the legal professionals included a letter from Maxwell’s partner. They stated the letter tells how Ms. Maxwell was pressured to depart her household and drop out of public view, not as a result of she was eluding legislation enforcement, however due to “the extreme media frenzy and threats following the arrest and dying of Jeffrey Epstein.”

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Epstein killed himself in a federal Manhattan lockup in August 2019 as he awaited trial on intercourse trafficking costs.

A spokesperson for prosecutors declined to remark.

Larry Neumeister, The Related Press

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