Ghislaine Maxwell will spend the rest of her life in prison. She’s 60, but she could live a long time.
Maxwell was found guilty this afternoon in New York by a jury is aiding Jeffrey Epstein in his underage sex ring. Epstein “committed suicide” last year at age 66, so he can’t be prosecuted for his vast array of crimes. Maxwell’s lawyers argued that she was a scapegoat who was being punished in his place. They are right. Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas, Ghislaine.
Maxwell is guilty on five of six charges. Interesting, she’s not the first Maxwell sibling who’s gone through a trial. After her father, billionaire Robert Maxwell, mysteriously died on his boat years ago, her brothers stood trial for dad’s crimes. They were acquitted. But what a family, huh?
Maxwell operated freely through New York society from around 2008 to 2016. She had accomplices who worked for her, and accomplices that helped her pull off her crimes. A lot of people I saw her with during that time have gotten off scot-free. Their names disappeared into the swirl of more famous or infamous ones like Trump and Clinton accused of flying on Epstein’s plane or being entertained by him.
But there were plenty more, starting with socialites Glenn and Eva Dubin, who’ve been partially exposed in some press reports but still haven’t answered for their participation. Eva Dubin’s testimony, noted in the New York Times, is just the tip of the iceberg, I’ve been told numerous times by a variety of people.
I guess for tonight the main thing is Maxwell is guilty and staying in prison. More to come, I’m sure.