Has not made a deal with prosecutors, her brother claims
Source: Daily Mail
Ghislaine Maxwell will not help prosecutors and name ‘names’ of others involved in her ex-lover Jeffrey Epstein’s sex-trafficking network for a lesser sentence, her brother Ian has claimed.
Maxwell, 60, was found guilty of five out of six sex trafficking charges in New York earlier this week.
The former socialite has spent more than 500 days in the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn although she will likely spend the rest of her life in federal prison in the United States after she is sentenced.
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Her brother, Ian Maxwell said his sister maintains her innocence and is planning to appeal her conviction. He said she has no intention of assisting prosecutors in consideration of a lesser jail term.
Mr. Maxwell told The Sunday Times: ‘Prosecution confirmed no plea bargain offers were made or received. I expect that position to be maintained.’
Prince Andrew is facing a civil case by one of Epstein’s victims, Virginia Giuffre, who claims she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew at Maxwell’s London home after spending an evening in Tramp nightclub, an allegation the prince strenuously denies.
However, the Duke of York suffered a significant legal setback in the civil case after his lawyers failed to have the complaint dismissed on a technicality. His legal team hoped to have the case ended claiming neither Ms. Giuffre nor the prince are American residents and therefore the US courts have no jurisdiction.
Maxwell is facing up to 65 years in federal prison following her conviction
Prince Andrew is among a string of high-profile men who have been linked to Epstein and Maxwell.