Ghislaine Maxwell will remain behind bars until her July 2021 trial begins – this, after being denied bail in a New York courtroom. While she was reportedly not planning to appear during the proceedings, she did via video link to plead not guilty to charges of helping recruit young women for Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse.
The judge saw the prosecutions argument about Maxwell’s risk of flight as serious reason to keep her on ice. “The combination of the seriousness of the crime, the potential length of the sentence, the strength of the government’s case at this stage,” Judge Alison Nathan offered. “The defendant’s foreign connections and the defendant’s substantial financial resources all create both motivation and opportunity to flee.”
As we told you before, the 58-year-old British socialite was arrested earlier this month at a mansion in New Hampshire. And speaking of those ‘financial resources?” As prosecutors laid out their arguments regarding Maxwell’s holdings, it was revealed that her “significant and unexplained wealth” may be connected to the fact that she’s apparently married to someone she’s declined to identify.