NEW YORK | The former collaborator and lover of the financier Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, appeared on Tuesday not guilty to trafficking of minors and incitement to prostitution at a hearing in federal court in Manhattan.
Personality of the jet set, and Ghislaine Maxwell is accused of having recruited young girls, some as minor, for Jeffrey Epstein, who died in prison in August 2019.
The hearing on Tuesday should also be the occasion for the daughter of the former magnate british media Robert Maxwell to ask for his release on bail.
It was proposed that for this security in the amount of five million dollars.
The chief federal prosecutor in Manhattan, Audrey Strauss, opposed this request, arguing that the accused presented a risk of absconding “extreme”.
Wealthy, with multiple passports, it has also, according to the indictment, a network of skills abroad that would allow him to leave easily the United States.
Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested in New Hampshire on July 2, after several months on the run.
It has been since been charged with trafficking of minors, incitement to prostitution, over a period from 1994 to 1997, as well as having lied under oath.
She would have recruited for Jeffrey Epstein many teenage girls in several cities in the world for them to have sexual relations with the financial.
Arrested in July 2019, the latter hanged himself in his cell in early August.
If she was found guilty of all charges against her, this woman of 58 years would risk life in prison.
Several alleged victims of the financier claimed to have been forced to have sex with several other men, mostly of celebrities or influential people.
The prince Andrew, that Ghislaine Maxwell was put in relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, has been accused by one of them. The duke of York has always denied these allegations, but has not collaborated until now, with the us authorities.