Ghislaine Maxwell must survive one year in jail as bail denied
A federal judge denied bail to socialite gal-pal of suspected child predator Jeffery Epstein but seemed in no hurry to commence the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell. The trial was set for July 2021.
The date means that Maxwell will have to survive in prison for more than a year before her trial starts.
By contrast, Epstein made it only one month in the same federal jail before his apparent suicide, which, while unsurprising, sparked widespread outrage, primarily because Epstein was supposed to be supervised to prevent his death. The federal prosecutors in the case, including Maurene Comey, daughter of disgraced FBI chief James Comey, claimed a technical glitch destroyed the video evidence in the case.
The case has fueled the validity of conspiracy theories and further eroded trust in government at a time where trust in government is already at an all-time low.
As a result, Sports Book Advisor is currently calculating odds that Maxwell will make it to trial without dying as: Yes (145); No (-170).
That means to make $145 on Maxwell dying, one would have to bet $100 and to make $100 on Maxwell living until trial one would have to bet $170.
The website only published the odds as demonstrative of people’s distrust of government, not as an actual wager.
Bail was denied to Maxwell by the judge because the socialite’s wealth and international connections make her a flight risk.
“Prosecutors had urged the judge to order detention for Maxwell, saying her wealth — with numerous bank accounts containing as much as $20 million,” says CNN, “according to court filings; multiple foreign citizenships, including in France, which doesn’t extradite its citizens; and skill at hiding made her an ‘extreme’ risk of flight.”
The prosecutors also cited the Maxwell’s attempts to avoid arrest, which involved disguises, using false names and anonymous bank accounts.
Her attorneys asked for $5 million in bail and GPS monitoring, which would allow her to stay at home while the trial was pending.
Maxwell has been accused by multiple people of grooming and luring young girls to have sex with Epstein, and even participating in some orgies with the girls herself. Epstein was known for his flamboyant lifestyle which included friendships with some of the world’s most powerful people including Prince Andrew, former President Bill Clinton, former Sen. George Mitchell and former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak.
Some of the men have been accused of having sex with Epstein’s stable of young girls. The public, rightly, is afraid that powerful interests will prevent Maxwell from fully cooperating in the investigation one way or another.
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