New York — Ghislaine Maxwell stays in New York prison after the Federal Court of Appeals on Wednesday dismisses the latest bail claim from British social circles.
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan also dismissed a request for a hearing that Maxwell’s lawyer called a “terrifying” confinement condition in Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center. It doesn’t explain why.
59-year-old Maxwell was convicted of raising four minor girls for sexual abuse for the disgraceful investor Jeffrey Epstein between 1994 and 2004. Face up to 80 years in prison.
She has been acquitted of sexual trafficking and other crimes. A trial in Manhattan is scheduled for November.
Epstein committed suicide in a Manhattan prison in August 2019 and was awaiting trial for another charge. The Court of Appeals also dismissed Maxwell’s bail in April.
“Ghislaine Maxwell is exposed to the harshest conditions of any other prisoner in Brooklyn Prison,” lawyer David Marcus said in an email. “This is due to the Epstein effect. Epstein He died under prison surveillance and decided to torture Ghislaine. That’s wrong. “
Maxwell’s lawyers lack sleep, lack of drinking water, the stench of sewage in their cells, the inability to meet with lawyers personally, the inability of prison guards to examine her confidential materials, and inadequate computer capabilities. Therefore, he states that he cannot properly prepare for the trial. Review the evidence.
A spokeswoman for Manhattan’s federal prosecutor Audrey Strauss and a spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons declined to comment.
Judge Alison Nathan, a judge in Maxwell’s trial, dismissed bail three times, calling Maxwell at risk of serious escape.