Simply weeks after being hit with new intercourse trafficking expenses, the legal professionals for Ghislaine Maxwell are actually asking for a delay in her trial.
Attorneys for Maxwell wrote a letter to Decide Alison Nathan asking for the trial delay on Thursday.
The legal professionals declare they should comb over proof once more, together with 2,100 ‘extremely confidential’ footage, because of the two new expenses.
The brand new expenses stem from the alleged grooming of a 14-year-old woman to have interaction in sexual acts with Epstein from 2001 to 2004 at his Palm Seaside residence.
Ghislaine Maxwell (proper, with Jeffrey Epstein) is searching for a delay in her July trial
The protection argued that extra time was wanted to take a look at proof after two new expenses
The indictment claimed Maxwell groomed the woman to have interaction in intercourse acts with Epstein by giving her presents and money.
A major quantity of proof had already been given to the legal professionals, however they need it to be ‘re-reviewed’ due to the brand new expenses.
‘We can’t adequately put together for a trial containing the brand new expenses and a considerably expanded conspiracy within the lower than three months remaining,’ her legal professionals stated.
Based on the New York Post, the legal professionals additionally argued that expertise is holding up their effort to overview the images.
‘We’ve tried to make use of an FBI-supplied laptop computer and onerous drive to overview roughly 2,100 ‘Extremely Confidential’ images that weren’t produced to us in discovery,’ they stated.
Fees had been introduced in opposition to Maxwell after she was arrested in July 2020
‘Due to technical points with the laptop computer, we nonetheless haven’t accomplished the overview.’
Maxwell’s trial is about to start on July 12, with the choose not making a choice on whether or not or to not delay the trial but.
She has been in jail since she was arrested by the FBI on July 2, 2020 in Bradford, New Hampshire.
Maxwell was charged with enticement of minors, intercourse trafficking of kids, and perjury for allegedly serving to procure underage women for Jeffrey Epstein, then allegedly mendacity about it beneath oath.
Pictured: The Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. District Courtroom for the Southern District of New York Courthouse, which is the place Maxwell’s trial is about to happen
She was denied bail and is at the moment being held on the Metropolitan Detention Heart in Brooklyn, New York.
Epstein himself was going through intercourse trafficking expenses when he dedicated suicide in a Manhattan jail in August 2019.
Whereas Maxwell has been denied bail a number of occasions, allegations have emerged about her retaining her cell in poor situations, together with not flushing the bathroom after use.
‘Blaming Ms. Maxwell for the filth of her severely restricted atmosphere is totally misplaced,’ her legal professionals stated in a letter to the choose final week, in keeping with Fox News.
‘To recommend she willingly lives in squalor is absurd. In an effort to wield energy, the guards use cleansing as a punishment.’
Pictured: The Metropolitan Detention Heart in Brooklyn, the place Maxwell is at the moment serving
Her legal professionals declare there’s something from mildew to vermin to cockroaches at her detention middle.
In addition they stated that Maxwell’s well being is declining, together with her eyesight and her hair, which is supposedly thinning.
‘No quantity of gloss placed on Ms. Maxwell’s situations of confinement can erase the truth that she stays in de facto solitary confinement, overmanaged by a number of guards, and surveilled by a number of cameras 24 hours per day,’ her lawyer added.
In the meantime, Maxwell’s household week launched an internet site to help her, saying that she is ‘no monster’ and protesting her innocence.
The positioning, realghislaine.com, has her household sharing biographical particulars, details about her upcoming trial, jail situations, and even the books Maxwell is studying whereas imprisoned.