Maxwell is appealing the 20-year sentence
About a week ago it was announced that Ghislaine Maxwell had to go to jail. She has now appealed the court decision.
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The accomplice of the late US sex offender Jeffrey Epstein (1953-2019), Ghislaine Maxwell (60), does not want to accept her 20-year sentence. According to court documents released on Thursday, her lawyers have appealed. The court documents do not state the arguments for the appeal motion. Maxwell’s defense attorneys had previously spoken several times of a possibly biased jury, which is why the process had to be reopened.
Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison and a fine of the equivalent of CHF 730,000 at the end of June. According to the court, as Epstein’s confidante and ex-girlfriend, she had recruited young girls for sexual abuse by the well-connected financial investor for years.
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“Horrible” and “disgusting”
Some girls were also passed on to other men. During the trial, several victims had reported being drawn into the perfidious Maxwell/Epstein system between the ages of 14 and 17. 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”. (AFP/sda)
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