Ghislaine Maxwell has been sentenced to 20 years in prison by a New York court. Now she’s appealing.
the essentials in brief
- Ghislaine Maxwell has been sentenced to 20 years in prison by a New York court.
- She was accused of human trafficking and abuse of minors.
- Now she wants to appeal the verdict.
After Epstein confidante Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison last week for trafficking minors for abuse purposes, among other things, the 60-year-old has appealed.
She is contesting the verdict, according to court documents presented to the German Press Agency in New York on Thursday. Maxwell’s defense attorney Bobbi Sternheim announced shortly after the verdict that she wanted to appeal.
The longtime confidant of US multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein was sentenced to 20 years in prison and a fine of $750,000 (about 692,000 francs).
She played a central role in building a ring for the sexual abuse of girls. Judge Alison Nathan described the crimes of Maxwell and Epstein, who officially took his own life in prison in the summer of 2019, as “appalling” and “disgusting”.
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