Jeffrey Epstein cohort Ghislaine Maxwell is mulling a third bid for bail with “even more stringent and restrictive” conditions — after a federal judge rejected her $28.5 million bail package last month, new court papers revealed.
In a letter to US District Judge Alison Nathan, defense lawyer Christian Everdell asked for a 30-day extension to appeal the latest bail decision to “give Ms. Maxwell the opportunity to research whether and to what extent these additional conditions are legally and practicably available.” Prosecutors have objected to the extension, the filing says.
In a Dec. 28 decision denying Maxwell’s release to home confinement on the multimillion-dollar bail package, the judge criticized the British socialite for misleading the court on her marriage and the extent of her wealth.
After Maxwell’s July bust, the same judge refused to spring her on a $5 million bond calling her a flight risk who had been evasive about her finances.
Maxwell has been locked up at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn since her arrest on a six-count indictment accusing her of recruiting three girls to be sexually abused by Epstein in the 1990s. She has denied the allegations.
Ghislaine Maxwell might make new bid for bail, lawyers say The British Journal Editors and Wire Services/ New York Post.