Ghislaine Maxwell, ex-girlfriend and alleged accomplice of the late tycoon Jeffrey Epstein, has pleaded not guilty on Tuesday of having been involved in child sexual abuse and sex trafficking crimes, and will go on until her trial Remain in custody.
This has been ordered by a federal court, alluding to the fact that 58-year-old Maxwell has significant financial resources, international ties, and “an extraordinary ability to avoid being arrested,” the CNN television station reports. His defense had asked to be released on bail.
In this context, the court considers that “due to the vast majority of the evidence” no economic amount “can adequately ensure its presence in court”. “The risks are just too big,” he said.
Meanwhile, the prosecutor had asked Maxwell to be jailed, which justified that he has up to $ 20 million in different bank accounts, of multiple nationalities, including the French, who don’t extradite his citizens and have the ability to hide .