Prosecutors Argue Against Bail For Ghislaine Maxwell: “Extreme Risk Of Flight,” Found With Phone In Tinfoil

The Guardian reports:

Ghislaine Maxwell should not get bail while awaiting trial for her alleged involvement in Jeffrey Epstein’s child sex trafficking because she is an “extreme risk of flight”, prosecutors said on Monday, firing back at her legal team’s arguments that she is not.

Authorities arrested Maxwell, 58, on 2 July at her luxurious 156-acre property in Bradford, New Hampshire. The socialite faces a maximum of 35 years in federal prison if convicted at trial.

In the filing, prosecutors pointed to the circumstances surrounding Maxwell’s arrest, writing that when FBI agents arrived at her “remote” home, she had “tried to flee”. On searching the property, they found a “cellphone wrapped in tin foil” which they allege was “a seemingly misguided effort to evade detection … by law enforcement”.