Embarrassed companion Ghislaine Maxwell He was convicted on June 28 of trafficking in human beings.
The date of the conviction was set by Judge Alison Nathan on Friday afternoon.
Maxwell, 60, was convicted of facilitating the sexual abuse of minors by her ex-partner. Jeffrey Epstein, December 29th. She faces 65 years in prison, which means she could spend the rest of her life behind bars.
She was convicted of five of the six sex trafficking charges – a spectacular fall for the first London a social girl who later moved to the highest circles of the New York social scene.
Maxwell’s lawyers called for a new trial last week after a juror revealed he helped convict a former partner by telling fellow jury members about his experience of sexual abuse.
Ghislaine Maxwell could spend the rest of her life behind bars after a jury convicted her last month of recruiting and grooming young girls allegedly sexually abused by the late U.S. financier and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Maxwell was found guilty in five of the six sex trafficking charges – a spectacular fall for a former London social girl who later moved to the highest circles of the New York social scene. Pictured: Maxwell with Epstein
According to court documents of Jan. 10, the U.S. government has now offered to drop two charges of perjury related to allegations made by Maxwell in a 2016 statement in a separate civil lawsuit if convicted of sex crimes. Any charge of perjury means a maximum of five years in prison.
The allegations allege that the convicted sex trafficker lied under oath for hiding her involvement in Epstein’s crimes during a separate civil case brought against her by Prince Andrew’s prosecutor, Virginia Giuffre.
DailyMail.com revealed last week that one of the jurors, Scotty David, suffered sexual abuse. He said he does not remember being asked about his own sexual history, but vaguely recalled questions from a potential juror’s questionnaire regarding friends or family.
Maxwell’s lawyers told the Mail on Sunday that they believe they found a third juror who lied about the abuse after another unknown juror told The New York Times that they were also abused as children.
The first juror to expose their sexual abuse, David, said he could not remember answering a pre-trial question about his history of sexual abuse – which cast doubt on the validity of Maxwell’s conviction – and asked the judge to see his answers. .
Maxwell, who is said to be Epstein’s mistress and his ex-girlfriend, is seen posing with a pedophile in photos shown in court.
Prince Andrew is seen with his arm around Virginia Roberts, while Ghislaine Maxwell is standing in the background, in the now infamous photo from the beginning of 2001.
He has since retained his lawyer, Todd Spodek, who, according to the court, asked to submit a questionnaire. New York Daily News. He could be charged with perjury if found guilty of deliberately lying.
David, 35, claimed he used his experience of sexual assault to influence other jurors, saying: ‘When I said that, they could remember the aspect of remembering sexual abuse.’
But a video released by DailyMail.com last week revealed that David can’t remember if the pre-trial questionnaire asked about the history of sexual abuse – which it did.
Maxwell’s lawyers called for a new trial last week after 35-year-old juror Scotty David revealed he helped convict the former partner by telling fellow jury members about his experience of sexual abuse.
Court documents obtained by DailyMail.com show that the former partner’s defense team worked hard to ask two such questions to exclude anyone ‘who cannot be a just juror’, and that they did so because of strenuous government contracts.
In a request for a retrial, Maxwell’s lawyers expressed their views in a letter to the court, stating: The defense requests that the court postpone setting the sentence schedule because there is an urgent basis for the court to overturn Ms. Maxwell’s conviction and grant her a new trial based on the revelations of juror 50 during the consultation.
“The defense therefore opposes setting a timetable for the conviction until this motion is resolved.
“In addition, requiring Ms Maxwell to participate in the pre-conviction investigation report while awaiting a decision on her motion for a new trial will negatively affect her rights under the Fifth Amendment (right to remain silent without self-incrimination).
“Ms. Maxwell will be forced into a position not to participate in the probation department’s investigation because any statement she makes to the probation institution and all the documents she submits can be used against her at her retrial.”
Maxwell was convicted last month when a jury of six men and six women found her guilty of sex trafficking in a minor, trafficking a minor for the purpose of criminal sexual activity and three conspiracy charges. It was found that it was not the fault of inciting a minor to travel due to illegal sexual acts.