A judge said that New York (AP)-interviewed attorneys should be released by Thursday morning with the ex-girlfriend of the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
US District Judge Loretta A. Prisca’s order allowed the public release of two days of tapes deposited in 2016 of British socialite Ghislin Maxwell and related documents, along with an anonymous prosecutor’s statement transcript.
The judge briefly allowed the transcripts to be released but reversed itself after being delayed by an attorney for Maxwell to delay the release. The lawyer cited objections to some of the shortcomings and said that Maxwell had not decided whether to pursue an appellate rule. Presca gave lawyers on each side until 9 a.m. on Thursday to transfer.
The Second US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled on Monday that Presca had properly decided that the public had the right to access documents from legal proceedings and that the tape should be canceled because arguments by Maxwell’s attorneys were meritless .
The deposit was taken as part of a lawsuit brought against Maxwell by Virginia Roberts Giffrey. Giuffre accused Maxwell of assisting Epstein when she was an adult. The lawsuit was finally settled.
Maxwell’s attorneys at 58 had argued that documents reflecting the seven-hour interview over two days should be kept sealed, thus protecting their right to a fair trial in July, in the 1990s, in Epstein Traffic and Sexual Exploited girls helped. .
He mentioned that excerpts from the script relate to allegations of defeat in the prosecution of that encounter. He has pleaded not guilty.
Maxwell was arrested in early July. If convicted, she could face up to 35 years in prison.
Meanwhile, prosecutors filed papers late on Tuesday, saying that 40-page content and 40 photos related to women abused by Epstein and not 40 photographs were released to defense attorneys until eight weeks before the trial, after the period stated in the indictment Should be known
“Premature disclosure of this information will give the defendants an opportunity to intervene in the government’s investigation before its completion. Such information may allow him to approach and intimidate witnesses, destroy evidence related to the investigation, or warn other targets of the investigation, ”prosecutors wrote.
Maxwell’s lawyers have argued that the material may be important to her defense and should be commissioned as soon as possible.
But prosecutors said Maxwell’s showing that some women were not part of the abuse could not be used to argue that she had not been involved in misconduct with minors from 1994 to 1997.
“The government has not accused Maxwell of being the ‘madam’ and ‘the prime mover’ of Jeffrey Epstein,” he wrote.
Maxwell’s arrest comes a year after Epstein, 66, was arrested and charged with sexual trafficking. He killed himself in a federal prison in Manhattan in August 2019, where he was awaiting trial without bail.
In 2008 in Florida, Epstein pleaded guilty to abetting a person under 18 years of prostitution and buying her. He spent 13 months in prison, paid settlements to victims and remained a registered sex offender.