Bad news for Ghislaine Maxwell. Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend was convicted of sex trafficking in December 2021 and faces up to 65 years in prison. While she was asking for a new trial, a judge refused this request on Friday, April 1, 2022. “The defendant’s proposal for a new trial is rejected”, judge Alison Nathan of the federal court in Manhattan ruled, according to an order judicial made public by American justice, which 20Minutes echoes. If Ghislaine Maxwell and her lawyers were calling for a new trial, it was because they were made aware that a member of the jury of the Manhattan federal court who had declared her guilty declared that he had himself been the victim of sexual violence. in his childhood.

On March 8, 2022, before the justice of New York, the 35-year-old man admitted not having mentioned this ordeal of his past in his answers to a questionnaire to be a juror at the trial. If he admitted a fault, he assured that he had not lied. Only, for the defense of Ghislaine Maxwell, this juror may have lacked bias when deciding on sexual crimes against underage girls.

Ghislaine Maxwell faces up to 65 years in prison

Ghislaine Maxwell must now wait to know the sentence to which she will be sentenced. She faces a maximum of 65 years in prison and will know her sentence at a hearing on June 28, 2022. As a reminder, she had been found guilty of five of the six charges against her, the most serious of which, of sex trafficking of underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein.

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Lara T.
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