Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested, May Be Sent To Same Jail Where Epstein ‘Killed Himself’

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Update (1455ET)MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin reports that multiple federal law enforcement officials say that depending on what the judge overseeing today’s detention & removal hearing & the Bureau of Prisons determine, Ghislaine Maxwell could be housed at MCC in New York – the same jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself.

“We will be seeking detention,” Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss in Manhattan said in a press conference announcing charges. Prosecutors said Maxwell helped Epstein entice girls as young as 14 into sex from 1994 through 1997, then lied about it under oath in 2016.

As Bloomberg adds, unless the judge in New Hampshire releases her on bail, “Maxwell will either be held overnight in a local jail there or transported immediately back to New York, said Jack Donson, a consultant who formerly worked for the federal Bureau of Prisons. In New York, she would likely be transferred to one of two federal lockups, the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan or the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.

Of course, Manhattan’s MCC is where Epstein was found dead in his cell in August after committing “suicide” by hanging himself using his bed sheets. How he was permitted to do so remains a mystery. Two MCC guards are facing charges for falsifying records and failing to check on inmates in the hours before Epstein’s death. Both have pleaded not guilty. In May, the Manhattan jail also faced criticism after a judge-ordered inspection found it was failing to adequately protect inmates from the coronavirus.

Police body-cam footage of man chained in custody raises questions over death in jail

Asked if any special precautions will be taken to ensure Maxwell’s safety in custody, Strauss said: “As you know, we are sensitive to that concern and certainly we’ll be in dialogue with the Bureau of Prisons about it.”

Which probably means that Ghislaine has days left, if not hours, left to live.

Donson added it was possible federal officials might choose to hold Maxwell elsewhere to avoid press attention. “Maybe they’ll want to get her out of New York entirely,” he said. Wherever she ends up, Maxwell will be evaluated for suicide or other risks, he added.

Meanwhile, @Techno_Fog notes some new info from the US Detention Memo:

1) The grand jury returned the indictment on 6/29/20

2) Maxwell has 15+ bank accounts. Some hold more than $20 million.

3) Transfers of millions $$ to/from Epstein

4) Cash purchase of 156 acre NH Property in 2019

Public Service Announcement for Ghislaine, we strongly suggest you do not fall asleep.

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Update (1215ET): Acting US Attorney Audrey Strauss said that “this case against Ghislaine Maxwell is a prequel to the earlier case that we brought against Jeffrey Epstein,”

Maxwell lied because the truth, as alleged, was almost unspeakable. Maxwell enticed minor girls, got them to trust her, then delivered them into the trap that she and Epstein had set for them. She pretended to be a woman they could trust…”

We were working hard on this investigation this past year. It’s not easy to put together a case that goes back that far. There’s nothing other than we did the investigation, and we were ready at this time to proceed.”

Strauss said that the firing of Former US Attorney Geoffrey Berman did not affect timing of this arrest “at all”. We will likely never know one way or another but the timing is definitely interesting.

Finally, asked about a royal connection, Strauss declines to update on the status of anyone in an investigation but says that she “would welcome Prince Andrew coming in to talk with us.”

“We would like to have the benefit of his statement,” Strauss said, adding their doors remain open.

We will not be holding our breath.

Additionally, FBI New York Assistant Director in Charge William Sweeney, Jr. said investigators have been discreetly keeping tabs on Maxwell’s location and found that she had “slithered away” to a “gorgeous” home in Bradford, New Hampshire, where she was arrested Thursday without incident.

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Having been decidedly off-the-radar for months since the controversial ‘suicide’ of Jeffrey Epstein, NBC New York reports that Ghislaine Maxwell, has been arrested by the FBI and charged by federal prosecutors.

Multiple senior law enforcement officials reportedly said the British socialite and heiress was arrested in New Hampshire on Epstein-related charges and is expected to appear in a federal court later today.

The long-time friend and confidante of Jeffrey Epstein was alleged to have helped Epstein groom teen girls for sex with the rich and powerful.

As Adam Klasfeld reports, the indictment reads that:

“[Ghislaine] Maxwell assisted, facilitated and contributed to Jeffrey Epstein’s abuse of minor girls by, among other things, helping Epstein to recruit, groom, and ultimately abuse victims

“The victims were as young as 14.”

“In particular, between in or about 1994 and in or about 1997, MAXWELL was in an intimate relationship with Epstein and also was paid by Epstein to manage his various properties.”

Ghislaine has been accused by three women of procuring and training young girls to perform massage and sexual acts on Epstein and his associates.

Virginia Giuffre (previously named Virginia Roberts), one of Epstein’s alleged victims, claimed in a civil lawsuit that Maxwell “recruited” her into Epstein’s orbit, where she was forced to have sex with Epstein and his powerful friends, including Prince Andrew.

Giuffre asserts in her complaint that Maxwell, the sole defendant in the suit and the daughter of late publishing magnate Robert Maxwell, routinely recruited underaged girls for Epstein and was doing so when she approached the $9-an-hour locker room attendant at Mar-a-Lago in 1999 about giving massages to the wealthy investment banker.

Giuffre alleges that Maxwell ultimately trained her in how to give “massages” to Epstein that involved sex acts and, essentially, prostitution. When Maxwell publicly denied the allegations and called Giuffre a liar in 2015, that gave her the opening to head to federal court and file the defamation suit now headed for trial. –Politico

Maxwell’s Her new luxury abode is only a short five-minute drive from Epstein’s £7million pad on Avenue Foch (pictured) In May we noted that the accused ‘madam’ was reportedly holed up in a luxury apartment on Paris’s Avenue Matignon – just a five minute drive from the dead pedophile’s $8.6 million flat.

Maxwell “is moving locations every month to keep private investigators off her tail and is ­staying at the residences of trusted colleagues and contacts,” according to a source.

“She wants to remain in France for as long as she can to take advantage of extradition laws and has a huge network of contacts willing to keep her hidden,” they added. “Under French law anyone born on French soil is safe from extradition to another country, regardless of the alleged crime.

As Esquire’s Gabrielle Bruney explained in May, Maxwell is the youngest of Elisabeth and Robert Maxwell’s nine children, and was born in France in 1961. The family lived in an English mansion, and her father was the founder of a media empire and served in Parliament. Maxwell attended one of the UK’s most exclusive boarding schools and then Oxford University. As members of British high society, Maxwell mingled with some of the nation’s most celebrated families, and became friends with Prince Andrew.

Her father died in 1991, after falling off his yacht and drowning. It’s been speculated that his death may have been a suicide, as on the day he died he was due to meet with the Bank of England over the matter of his being in default on millions in loans. After his death, the British media dubbed him the “crook of the century,” when it was revealed that he’d taken hundreds of millions of pounds from his employees pension funds. Maxwell told one news outlet after her father’s death that she felt he was murdered.

She moved to the United States the year of her father’s death, and soon met Jeffrey Epstein. The relationship marked a second reversal of fortunes for Maxwell, whose family lost much of its wealth after her father’s death.In 2000, she moved into a $4.95 million Manhattan townhouse purchased “by an anonymous limited liability company, with an address that matches the office of J. Epstein & Co. Representing the buyer was Darren Indyke, Mr. Epstein’s longtime lawyer.” She was his companion for years, managing his households and introducing him to her society friends

Maxwell and her father in 1984.

According to a lawsuit she filed this year in hopes of winning funds from the late financier’s estate, “While under Epstein’s employ, Maxwell was responsible for managing Epstein’s properties located in New York, Paris, Florida, New Mexico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.”



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“During the course of their relationship, including while Maxwell was in Epstein’s employ,” the lawsuit reads“Epstein promised Maxwell that he would support her financially. Epstein made these promises to Maxwell repeatedly, both in writing and in conversation.” 

However, a 2003 Vanity Fair profile of Epstein denied that Maxwell was an employee.

After Epstein’s 2008 conviction for soliciting prostitution from an underage girl, the two appeared to end their public association. In 2009, accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre filed a civil suit against Epstein accusing him and Maxwell of grooming her into their alleged sex trafficking ring. However, Maxwell remained a fixture in New York society until around 2015. In 2012, she founded an environmental nonprofit called The TerraMar project, which folded in late 2019.

Epstein with Maxwell in 1995

Though multiple survivors have alleged that Maxwell participated in Epstein’s alleged crimes, she’s never been criminally charged. One thing that could stymie potential efforts to level charges against Maxwell is the infamous 2008 plea deal that Epstein struck with the US Attorney for Miami, Alexander Acosta, which found him serving just 13 months in prison after initially facing charges that could have garnered him a life sentence. Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich producer Joe Berlinger described the deal to Esquire as “unprecedented, unheard of sweetheart deal” that “included a non-prosecution agreement for named and unnamed co-conspirators.”

In April, an appeals court upheld the 2007 deal, writing in its opinion that the decision was “not a result we like, but it’s the result we think the law requires.”

Maxwell at a 2016 event.

Maxwell is currently suing Epstein’s estate for money for her legal fees, and for the price of private security, alleging that her “prior employment relationship” with Epstein has caused to her be subjected to death threats.

As Jonathan Turley notes, frankly, as a criminal defense lawyer, I am surprised that Maxwell risked returning to the United States. She was believed to be living in Paris.  It was well-known that the Justice Department was pursuing the case, including demands to interview Prince Andrew.

Her arrest may be unnerving for figures like Prince Andrew.  She would be the ultimate cooperating witness if she decided to cooperate on broader criminal inquiries.  Giuffre and others have alleged that she was the primary procurer of young girls for Epstein to abuse.

Such prosecutions are not easy given the passage of time. However, the government clearly has live witnesses like Giuffre who might have a significant impact on a jury. The government would have to show more than her mere presence at these homes or parties.

Interestingly, Turley notes that the improper role played by the Justice Department in the original Epstein case deal may actually help it now with any prosecution of Maxwell.

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28 thoughts on “Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested, May Be Sent To Same Jail Where Epstein ‘Killed Himself’”

  1. There were times Jim Stone was off course…but not with this recent post:

    Giuffre v. Maxwell – Links to the documents released on 07-30-2020 (which were under seal)

    1. It just keeps getting better.

      Jim Stone:

      Here’s a scrubbed photo (Epstein and WJC). Download and re-post.


      Yes, it is obviously a totally corrupt and demonic transvestite Obama appointed.
      And obviously that’s why all evidence that could convict her has already been thrown out of court on the grounds it was “obtained illegally”

      And even though the MSM is denying that’s the judge, we have this


    1. Note that Bennett, near the end of the interview, understates the sum and substance of the Trump presidency by saying: “Trump went down the wrong road.”

  2. Superb advice from Jon Rappoport….What’s to lose? Someone must get through to him somewhere…..where better than the rallies?

    To patriots: look at Italy now
    by Jon Rappoport

    July 6, 2020

    (To join our email list, click here.)

    Last week, when I hosted an hour of the Alex Jones show on Infowars, I urged the audience that, at all future Trump rallies, they hack the proceedings from the get-go, refuse to let Trump talk, and shout over and over, in unison, OPEN THE ECONOMY, FIRE FAUCI!

    Make that message sink deep into the brain and gut of the president.

    Because it’s come to that.

    The second wave of lies is underway. COVID case numbers are being faked at new and higher levels; mask wearing is being mandated in communities; Fauci is fronting for more lockdowns and more economic destruction.

    If this continues…well, look at Italy. Look hard.

    Once the titan of a Renaissance, Italy is now under the gun. Its people are under the gun of their government. And unless a new political party rises quickly out of the mire, and enough Italians support it, there will be a stark choice: submit or openly rebel.

    Do you want America to suffer the fate the Italian government is imposing on its population?

    Here is a letter written by Italian researcher, Dr. Antonietta M. Gatti, to Robert Kennedy, Jr. It is published at Children’s Health Defense. Gatti is a Visiting Professor to the International Clean Water Institute; President of the Health, Law and Science Association; Past-Consultant to the Italian Governmental Commission on Depleted Uranium (XVI legislatura); and co-author of a 2107 study which found vast contamination of vaccines by metallic nanoparticles:

    Gatti: “I don’t know if you are completely aware of the Italian situation. Summarizing everything in a few words, Italy was sold to Big Pharma and has become a huge laboratory where experiments are carried out on the population: adults, children, old, healthy, sick people … it makes no difference, we are all guinea pigs. Now the business, and not just an economic one, is to force 60 million Italians to get vaccinated against COVID, so much so that tens of millions of doses of a product have already been purchased, a product that, in fact, is unknown both in terms of effectiveness and, above all, in terms of side effects. In the meantime, while waiting to receive the goods [a COVID vaccine has been pre-purchased, before it’s been tested, sight unseen], a law is being passed according to which everyone, including children, must be vaccinated against the flu (why?), and this in addition to the 10 vaccines that are already mandatory.”

    “As if that were not enough, many personal freedoms, although guaranteed by the Constitution, have been brutally canceled.”

    “As you know, for years we have been analyzing vaccines, finding them always dangerously polluted and we are contacted daily by families of children damaged by vaccines.”

    “Now, in our parliament there is no longer any difference between majority and opposition and, if the situation remains that of today, we will have no escape.”

    “For some months, a group of highly educated people has formed a political party called MOVIMENTO 3 V (Movement We Want the Truth about Vaccines). Neither Stefano nor I are members of the party but we have been asked to help them from a scientific point of view, and this is what we are doing.”

    “We would all be very grateful if you could inform your people of what is happening in Italy and if you could write an appeal to encourage the Italians to support the party which, at the present time, is the only possibility of making a voice heard that is different from that of the regime.”

    It would now be pertinent to ask, what degree of destruction has been visited on the population of Italy by those mandatory 10 vaccines, over the past few years? How much of that destruction is now being called COVID?

    What does the Vatican have to say about all this? I’m listening, but I don’t hear a word of objection. Has the Pope taken a vow of silence?

    Is Italy now a firmly conquered territory and a slave province of the Rockefeller Globalist Empire?

    Can you possibly doubt, at this point, that the elite intent is to make America another province? Can you reject the evidence before your eyes?

    Science? There is no science going on here. It’s smoke and shadows and fakery. Stage magic performed by a rank amateur.

    I’ve been at this since 1987. I warned, then, that the medical cartel is the most dangerous cartel in the world. It flies under no overt political banner. It claims only the desire to help. But as the captive of Pharma, it is the land army of toxic attack. Against the people.

    America is now being run by a committee called the coronavirus task force.

    A bloodless coup has been carried out.

    Anthony Fauci is the vice-president serving under President Bill Gates.

    Their minions are governors and mayors.

    —“Yes, my son, one day we woke up and our nation was under the control of a sociopathic Howdy Doody vaccine freak named Bill Gates. We thought at first it was a joke. But then we realized the whole vicious cartoon was all too real. The people of the nation were asleep. They were under a spell. Like good little boys and girls, they followed orders. They fell in line.”

    “There was a president at the time. His name was Trump. Outwardly, he seemed to show great courage. But he had no idea how he would be tested. When it came down to it, he couldn’t pull the trigger. He was paralyzed. He couldn’t throw off the coup plotters and the traitorous conquerors. He gave in. He let them wreck the economy and destroy millions of lives. That was their real intent.”

    “They hated America. They hated freedom. They couldn’t stand the idea of a free individual with creative power who could guide and invent his own future, according to his greatest vision and his deepest values. This reality, to the conquerors, was like the sun to a blood-sucking vampire.”

    “Why? Because, my son, the conquerors had arrived at their positions of power through theft. They stole whatever they desperately wanted. That’s all they had. The ability to steal. They didn’t want to be reminded of what abject failures they really were. And the potential of FREEDOM, you see, was that reminder. So they set out to destroy it.”

    “They made America over into another country that they had also conquered. Italy, which no longer exists. But it was once a great force in the world.”

    “And this is why we are at war now. This is why we fight every day. This is what I have to raise you for. The battle. And as you fight with everything you have, you must never lose your own freedom in the process. You must never sink to the level of the enemy. You’re not stealing. You’re taking back what is yours.”



    * (“CDC Admits Mistakes in Covid Case Numbers” at the 18m56s mark)


    1. And let the record show that Donald Trump has gone along with practically everything required to advance the Jew World Order— this includes 5G.

      Kanye West is preferable to this con man.

  3. Is there any wonder WHY our country is disintegrating in front of our eyes….? What happened to morality, self-respect, parental guidance, decency….? Children this young cannot be expected to make decisions that will determine the rest of their lives on earth. THAT is for parents to do. Shame on any parent who allows this behavior.
    I have no answer.

  4. Trump has disappointed many of us with rhetoric like draining the swamp while filling it with bigger snakes and nastier crocodiles. That said, last night I watched the greatest speech I’ve ever heard a President make. Trump at Mount Rushmore. So inspiring, so uplifting it was kryptonite to the Communist Revolution plaguing this country. He destroyed them and so did the Governor of South Dakota. There will be thousands of people relocating to South Dakota in the wake of this incredible event. This was a celebration that obliterated the narrative of America the Terrible and Flawed. The fireworks put a period at the end of a long sentence of lockdowns, riots and hopelessness. No doubt that the dirty tricks by the Communist Revolution will continue. I have heard all manner of dire predictions roll down the pike, yet this great event gives me a bit more hope for this Republic. Trump with all his warts is all we got. Look at our alternatives. It’s a choice between the abyss and the stars. Happy 4th to all of you.

    1. Trump talks a big game. He can say the right things, and maybe that indicates his mind but he is surely stymied in his actions. It’s not surprising when you look at what’s been done to keep him from being effective. All those ginned-up stories that Trump’s enemies couldn’t believe didn’t unseat him, til finally they had to shut down the economy with a fake pandemic and let loose rioting mobs on abandoned cities.

      If it’s this bad out here, imagine the intrigue surrounding him. It must be like a fog. And always the threat of assassination, not only by foreign enemies but by the people he knows, maybe who look him in the eye every day.

      People always disclaim Trump, even when they are praising him, but he is some kind of hero. Just for standing there. Just for addressing the nation in a language we don’t hear much anymore.

      I agree with Dave that Trump is the only choice in November. It is incumbent that he is re-elected, if only as a rampart against the onslaught of social engineering coming our way.

      Happy Fourth of July, everyone.


      1. Excellent commentary, Toni. I agree with every word. And add my Best Wishes for the 4th of July to all of you who comment here. You are making a difference. May Trump prevail! And may the United States thrive and prosper!

      2. Of course Trump is the only choice. But that really doesn’t help us, does it?

      1. Ralph, you know as well as anyone the intrigues woven by our enemies. You of all people know that the world is in the grip of an enormously powerful and dangerous Globalist entity, one that has hollowed out this nation, and would have no qualms in killing Trump if it found it necessary.

        It is the enemy of the very ‘talk’ you dismiss.

        You might as well say that the truth is ‘just talk’. It’s still important to say it, as we try to do here, I know you would agree. I would go further and say it’s heroic to say it, even when it’s Trump.

        Imagine if one of the truthtellers here was the head of a rolling popular front. How long do you think that would would last? As we have seen demonstrated, the truth, first casualty of war, is always pushed to the margins of respectability by slander and distraction. The truth is too menacing to the status quo to let it generate its own momentum across a broad audience.

        This is why, to me anyway, the same Trump who’s known to dissemble can also represent the Truth with a capital T. The paroxysms of outrage that seize his sputtering opponents must be in response to the only thing that can hurt them: the truth. I’m not the only one who thinks that the most promising thing about Trump is how much he scares his enemies. He scares them so much that they have resorted to shutting down the economy and letting mobs riot in the abandoned cities. It’s kind of a tribute, really.

        Perhaps what looks like falling short to us is, in reality, behavior that is keeping Trump alive in a greater battle. We agree that he’s the wall against the next totalitarian wave coming in the fall, but I’m not willing to say that Trump is a lost cause beyond November. In my mind, there’s still a lot of good he could do, even when he fails to hit his own benchmarks, or perfectly recreate his rhetoric in a timely fashion.

      2. Great post Toni….it’s important to face, as much as it bothers many…Trump, right now, is ALL we have. Someone has the left pissed off to the extent they have been willing to bring down the global economy and cause global mayhem to make sure that someone goes away. Could it all be one helluva plot? Not infeasible, but if so, it’s by far the greatest story ever told….at least in my lifetime.
        What the hell, we may as well stick it out to Act 3 and see where it goes. Although, I would not object to a bit of an intermission.
        Little use changing the main character at this point…….then again, that could be the final shot heard around the world.

      3. I agree Trump is a mixed bag. The establishment wants to get rid of him because Trump will speak his mind sometimes and he is unpredictable. The other shills are preferable, and think about how horrible they are.

        But I also think Trump isn’t much more than a salesman, a placeholder for the Jew World Order. He offers very faint hope. Look at all the Jews he put in his administration. You don’t think that was a step in the right direction do you? He has had 3.5 years to put a dent in the swamp and, not only has he failed to do that, he has added to it! His administration has not made one arrest for the attempted coup.

        He has not put a stop to immigration. He has gone along with Fauchi, et. al.. He has embraced 5G which is a globalist control mechanism. He gives the criminal state of Israel whatever it wants.

        I like your commentaries Toni, but I don’t think even you can make much of a case for Trump. The fact that he is not Hillary does not make him useful.

        But there is another thing you are right about. The globalists could have killed Trump and they haven’t. That’s because they don’t need to. Trump has gone along to get along and he has helped the globalists perfect their agenda.

        At this point, Kanye West seems a better choice.

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