Ghislaine Maxwell a 'definite flight risk' who caused 'deep and lasting harm to victims', bombshell bail docs say
GHISLAINE Maxwell should not be granted bail because she's a " definite flight risk" who caused "lasting harm" to Epstein's victims, court docs say.
The British socialite, 58, has been charged with six counts of sex trafficking and perjury in relation to her relationship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Prosecutors in New York insist Maxwell is a "definite flight risk" and should not be granted bail, in new bombshell court docs which have been released today.
The document says: "There will be no trial for the victims if the defendant is afforded the opportunity to flee the jurisdiction, and there is every reason to think that is exactly what she will do if she is released.
"The defendant poses a clear risk of flight, and no conditions of bail could reasonably assure her continued appearance in this case."
Maxwell, the daughter of late British publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell, is being held at Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Centre.
The Briton is due to appear for a bail and arraignment hearing in the case tomorrow.
Her legal team has requested she be freed on £4million bail, saying she is not a flight risk and might be at risk of catching the coronavirus in jail.
However, prosecutors argue that Maxwell is someone of "considerable wealth" whose finances are "opaque" and who holds more than one passport.
They also claim she is a person who appears to be "skilled at living in hiding."
Ghislaine was arrested by the FBI 11 months after the death of Epstein in a jail cell in August last year.
She was eventually tracked down to a $1m property in New Hampshire – a home she reportedly bought with cash.
Prosecutors say they expect “one or more victims” to testify tomorrow at her hearing.
They claim police found Maxwell’s cell phone wrapped in tin foil, in a bid to "misguided effort to avoid detection", when they arrested her.
In another sensational revelation, prosecutors claim the socialite's brother hired former British soldiers to guard her property in New Hampshire.
The doc read: "Following the defendant’s arrest, the FBI spoke with the security guard, who informed the agents that the defendant’s brother had hired a security company staffed with former members of the British military to guard the defendant at the New Hampshire property, in rotations."
The court doc adds: "The Government is deeply concerned that if the defendant is bailed, the victims will be denied justice in this case."
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