Prosecutors Seek 30 Year Prison Sentence for Ghislaine Maxwell
Until now, Jeffery Epstein's partner in sex crimes committed in several states and countries has been unwilling to spill the beans on who she and her employer fed underage girls to. This stiff sentence could force Ghislaine Maxwell to release her little black book.
US prosecutors have petitioned the judge that conducted the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell following her conviction in December of sex trafficking minors for the late disgraced financier over three decades to sentence her to serve at least 30 years in prison.
Maxwell no, 60, is scheduled to be sentenced in Manhattan on Tuesday, June 28, 2022.
Her lawyers have argued for leniency, citing a traumatic childhood and claiming that Maxwell is being unfairly punished because Epstein escaped trial. They have asked Judge Alison Nathan to hand down a sentence less than the probation department's recommended 20 years.
The problem facing Maxwell is her lack of cooperation and unwillingness to reveal others that took advantage of underage girls that she and Epstein set up. This has motivated a court filing late Wednesday by the government arguing that Maxwell should go to jail for between 30 and 55 years.
She has shown an "utter lack of remorse" for her crimes, wrote Damian Williams, the US attorney for the Southern District of New York. In translation, she's actively covering up the cries of others involved. He wrote in the sentencing petition…
"Instead of showing even a hint of acceptance of responsibility, the defendant makes a desperate attempt to cast blame wherever else she can."
"Maxwell was an adult who made her own choices. She chose to exploit numerous underage girls sexually.
"She conspired with Epstein for years, working as partners in crime and causing devastating harm to vulnerable victims."
Maxwell, the Oxford-educated daughter of the late British press baron Robert Maxwell, has already been detained for two years following her arrest in New Hampshire in the summer of 2020. She has complained over 100 times about her treatment and isolation in prison and during her trial.
During her trial, prosecutors successfully argued that Maxwell was "the key" to Epstein's scheme of enticing young girls to give him massages, during which he would sexually abuse them.
She was found guilty on five sexual abuse counts, and her sentence could amount to an effective life term behind bars.
It will cap a dramatic fall for the former international jet setter who grew up in wealth and privilege as a friend to royalty.
Her circle included Britain's Prince Andrew, former US president and real estate baron Donald Trump, and the Clinton family. Many have offered their suspicions that these high-profile persons enjoyed sexual liaisons with underage girls set up for them to exploit by Epstein and Maxwell.
Epstein is believed to have committed suicide in 2019 while awaiting his sex crimes trial in New York. Some suggest a coverup and that Epstein was murdered.
In February, Prince Andrew settled a sexual abuse lawsuit with Virginia Giuffre, who said Epstein and Maxwell had been trafficked to the royal.
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