Ghislaine Maxwell Requests Charges Be Dropped

Ghislaine Maxwell Requests Charges Be Dropped

(RepublicanNews.org) – The legal wrangling continues over the future of Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend and alleged co-conspirator, Ghislaine Maxwell. FBI officials arrested the British socialite in July 2020 on charges stemming from her role in the exploitation of young girls by Epstein beginning in the mid-1990s.

Facing four felony counts involving minors and two for perjury, Maxwell has been held without bail in a Manhattan detention facility since her arrest.

On January 25, Maxwell’s lawyers filed a dozen motions asking the court to dismiss the charges against her claiming, in part, that a 2007 non-prosecution agreement between Epstein and federal prosecutors protected her from future prosecution. The deal did offer some level of protection to Epstein’s accomplices but didn’t identify Maxwell by name.

The motion also claims not enough blacks and Hispanics served on the grand jury handing down her indictment. According to Maxwell’s lawyers, that omission violated her constitutional rights.

It remains unclear when prosecutors will respond to the motions. Maxwell’s trial is set to begin in July 2021. This story is developing, and we will update you when new information becomes available.

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