Judge denies bail for Ghislaine Maxwell after she pleads not guilty in Jeffrey Epstein sex crimes case
Jeffrey Epstein's longtime associate d'alene Maxwell was denied bail incorporate eatings conducted via video link this week. Miss Maxwell is accused of helping Epstein recruit groom and sexually abused young girls. Appearing remotely from a Federal Detention Center in Brooklyn Maxwell pleaded not guilty to the charges against her, which include transportation of minor and intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, perjury and conspiracy, who attorneys requested that she be released to home confinement on five million dollars bond, but prosecutors argued that the wealthiest socialite was an extreme flight risk due to her international ties and considerable financial resources. In addition to her American citizenship, Maxwell is also a citizen of the UK and France the latter of which does not extradite its citizens to the United States. Judge Allyson John Nathan cited this argument in her ruling, agreeing that Maxwell should be denied bail. Maxwell's arrest came almost a year to the day after Jeffrey Epstein Arrest on Sex Trafficking Charges Epstein who was also denied bill died in federal custody last August as he was awaiting trial, his death was ruled a suicide. Maxwell's trial is scheduled to take place next July. She faces up to thirty five years in federal prison if she is convicted.