Federalists raise case to keep Ghislaine Maxwell in prison

Federalists raise case to keep Ghislaine Maxwell in prison
Federal prosecutors urged the judge to reject a request to lock up in the house by Giseline Maxwell, close to sex traffickers Geoffrey Epstein, saying she was skilled in hiding and wrapped a mobile phone in frustration to try to evade detection by the authorities.

"There will be no trial for the victims if the defendant has a chance to escape from the jurisdiction, and there is every reason to believe that this is exactly what you would do if she was released," the prosecutor wrote in a court file on Monday.

Prosecutors at the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's office asked the judge to arrest Maxwell, who was arrested on charges that helped recruit, discipline, and ultimately abuse him, saying it posed a major risk to flying with three passports and several foreign bank accounts.

Maxwell is scheduled to appear via video before a federal judge on Tuesday. She denied any wrongdoing.

At least one of Maxwell's alleged victims is expected to speak at the hearing and request that she be held, according to prosecutors. They also noted that since Maxwell's arrest, other people have provided information.

In Monday's file, the plaintiffs said their proposal for home bookings, GPS tracking, and $ 5 million in bonds, in part, with a UK property, did not equal "anything."

They said Maxwell showed a skilled hiding ability. When FBI agents went to arrest Maxwell at a palace in New Hampshire on July 3, instead of obeying the agent's order to open the door, Maxwell fled to another room and locked the door behind her, according to the court deposit. After the FBI penetrated the door, they found Maxwell inside and arrested her.

“While customers were conducting a home security survey, they also noticed a cell phone wrapped with tin foil on a desktop, which appears to be a misleading attempt to evade disclosure, not by the press or the public, which of course will not be able to track her phone or intercept her communications, But by law enforcement, "prosecutors wrote.

Prosecutors said Maxwell's brother hired former members of the British Army to guard his sister in New Hampshire property. Maxwell provided a guard with a credit card, in the name of the limited liability company used to purchase a $ 1 million property in a full cash deal, to make purchases on her behalf, according to prosecutors.

"As these facts demonstrate, there should be no doubt that the defendant is adept at living in hiding," the plaintiffs wrote.

Prosecutors also challenged Maxwell's proposal to ensure that six individuals participate in signing a $ 5 million bond, which will be partially secured through property worth $ 3.75 million in the United Kingdom. She also said that she would deliver her passports and limit travel to the southern and eastern regions of New York.

The government said Maxwell did not recognize the individuals who would sign the surety in name and said they could not take possession of the property in another country. They also said that France, where Maxwell is a citizen, does not extradite its citizens.

Prosecutors also cited Maxwell's fortune as a way to flee the country. Maxwell revealed to the US Treasury that in 2018 and 2019 she sometimes kept $ 2 million in an English bank and had a $ 4 million balance in a Swiss bank. But prosecutors say Maxwell's funds are "opaque", noting that they have not filled out a sworn statement describing their origins.

Prosecutors wrote: "Given the seriousness of the accused crimes, the defendant's material resources, her willingness to evade disclosure, and her lies under oath, the court should take the proposed bail package for its value: none."

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