Lawyers for Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend have urged a judge to free him to await trial under a $ 28.5 million bail package that will include armed guards to ensure he stays safe and in New York City Does not reside.
The bail pleas on behalf of Gisellene Maxwell, previously filed under seal last Tuesday, were released to the public in Manhattan federal court on Monday with the cuts, which Judge Allison J. Was approved by Nathan.
He was supported by numerous letters from family and friends who insisted that Maxwell searched for solitude after receiving death threats at a house in New Hampshire in December 2019 and expressed concern that the public and media would find him at home where he She lived with her husband.
A security expert who offered to pledge $ 1 million toward the bail package and provide armed protection for Maxwell if he is released on bail, Maxwell is back in the back room of his residence when the FBI 2 July approached because it was thought that reporters had found her.
Maxwell, 58, is facing a July trial. He alleged that in the mid-1990s he had recruited three teenage girls for Epstein.
His first attempt on bail soon after his July arrest.
The attorneys said Maxwell and her husband, with whom she has been living for the past four years, were offering a bail package partially consisting of a $ 22.5 million personal identification bond, which totaled $ 8 million in property and cash. Was secured by $ 500,000. She said it represents the property of Maxwell and her husband, including three houses.
The husband was not identified in court papers, but a financial report between the demonstrations stated that the couple were married in 2016 and that Maxwell held assets of $ 20.2 million in 2015 in a trust controlled by her husband. It said the assets, $ 16 million, whether in cash or equity, amounted to $ 22.5 million on October 31.
The financial report also noted that the prosecution transferred more than $ 20 million in total from 2007 to 2011, citing the submission of his initial bail, which he transferred from Epstein’s accounts to Maxwell’s accounts and Adverse.
The financial report stated that Maxwell worked during those years as an officer of various corporate entities related to aircraft and air travel involving Epstein and had substantial transfers associated with those corporate entities.
The attorneys said the identities of seven other close friends and family members were prepared to pledge about $ 5 million of their own assets toward the bail package. Lawyers said the bail would include electronic surveillance.
The lawyers wrote, “Ms. Maxwell upheld her innocence and is committed to defending herself.” “She wishes there was nothing more than to live in this country to fight the charges against her, which are based on the uncontradicted testimony of a handful of witnesses about events that took place 25 years ago.”
To support the bail request, the lawyers included a letter from Maxwell’s spouse. She said the letter describes how Ms. Maxwell was forced to leave her family and move out of public view, not because she was eliminating law enforcement, but rather “the intense media frenzy and arrest of Jeffrey Epstein And because of threats after death. “
In a letter attached to the bail request as a demonstration, one person wrote: “Love for her … Her husband was a major reason that she stayed as close as possible while fighting for her innocence.”
The unidentified person wrote, “When I am gone I can see that it was always and only due to fear of being discovered by the press or ‘vigilance'”. “The only reason she was forced to find quiet places at the moment is because of a ‘mob’ screaming for her ‘skull’ on Twitter and other social media outlets.”
The man said: “She never hid from the authorities and is disappointed that she did not get the opportunity to speak to them in person to counter all the lies coming out in the media.”
Epstein killed himself in a federal Manhattan lockup in August 2019 as he awaited trial on sex trafficking charges. He was 66.
A spokesman for the prosecutors declined to comment.