trial of ghislaine maxwell

November 30, 2021
trial of ghislaine maxwell

They were partners in crime. They had a playbook.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Pomerantz on Ghislaine Maxwell, her relationship with financier Jeffrey Epstein, and their alleged abuse of young women. Maxwell faces charges related to sex trafficking and conspiracy.
  • The trial of Maxwell began Monday, November 29.
  • As typical in federal trials, no broadcast or recording of the proceedings will be allowed.
  • Maxwell faces federal sex trafficking charges and up to 70 years in prison (a life sentence for the 59-year-old socialite). She denies all charges.
  • Why It Matters: Allegations of criminal sexual misconduct followed Maxwell's close friend/confidant Jeffrey Epstein for years; he committed suicide in prison before facing trial. She now faces charges of running a "pyramid scheme of abuse." Maxwell's lawyers say she is being used as a scapegoat for Epstein's alleged crime.

As Ghislaine Maxwell trial opens, prosecutors allege a 'pyramid scheme of abuse'

Here's a link to Maxwell's indictment

by Jenna Lee,

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