Maxwell family seeks more food, soap for sister during trial
The family of the British woman charged with helping the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein exploit underage girls has asked the U_S_ attorney general to improve the treatment she is receiving during her trial “in the interest of justice and common humanity.”.
Maxwell's brother says US prosecutors seeking to 'break' her
The brother of a British socialite charged with helping Jeffrey Epstein exploit underage girls says her prosecution is “the most over-hyped trial of the century,” designed to break a woman targeted by authorities who are desperate to blame someone for the late financier’s crimes.
Judge: $28.5M bail package for Epstein ex not a close call
U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan in Manhattan made the observation while explaining her reasons for denying bail earlier this week for Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend of Epstein, the wealthy financier and convicted sex offender. Defense lawyers recently asked for bail again, saying Maxwell has pledged her $22.5 million in assets plus millions more from friends and family. The judge noted the charges carry a presumption of detention before trial and could result in a long prison term. “But by and large, the arguments presented either were made at the initial bail hearing or could have been made then," Nathan wrote. She noted that Maxwell wasn't living with him in July and claimed they were getting divorced.
Judge rejects Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell's bail bid
U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan in Manhattan rejected the proposed bail for Ghislaine Maxwell in an order. Her attorneys said Maxwell would remain in a New York City residence under 24-hour guard and would submit to electronic monitoring if the judge accepted the bail package. A message seeking comment was sent to Maxwell's lawyers after Nathan ruled. She was charged with recruiting three teenagers as young as age 14 for Epstein to sexually abuse between 1994 and 1997. Epstein killed himself in August 2019 at a Manhattan federal jail as he awaited a sex trafficking trial.
US questions Maxwell's marriage in push to keep her jailed
On Tuesday, Nov. 24, one of Maxwell's attorneys said that her client is awakened every 15 minutes in jail while she sleeps to ensure she's breathing. Maxwell’s husband has not been identified in court papers. Epstein, Maxwell's ex-boyfriend, killed himself in his cell at a Manhattan federal jail in August 2019, a month after his arrest on sex trafficking charges. Maxwell's lawyers have said that she “vehemently maintains her innocence" and is committed to remaining in the U.S. and defending herself. Maxwell's first attempt to get out on bail, shortly after her arrest, was rejected.
US case against Venezuela's oil minister hits another snag
FILE - In this May 19, 2018 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, right, and then Vice President Tareck El Aissami tour the construction site of La Rinconada baseball stadium on the outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela. The prosecution of El Aissami, Venezuelas Oil Minister, for violating U.S. sanctions has run into another snag after a federal judge on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, allowed one of his co-defendants to withdraw a guilty plea over allegations U.S. attorneys withheld evidence in the case. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan, File)The prosecution of Venezuela’s Oil Minister Tareck El Aissami for violating U.S. sanctions has run into another snag after a federal judge allowed one of his co-defendants to withdraw a guilty plea over allegations that U.S. attorneys withheld evidence in the case. Like Mones, Marin owns a flight charter company that allegedly arranged flights for El Aissami and Lopez. The same unit is prosecuting El Aissami, who has celebrated the prosecutorial setbacks.