Attorneys Spar in Court as Ghislaine Maxwell Sentencing Date Nears
NEW YORK—For the past week-and-a-half, attorneys for both sides in the Ghislaine Maxwell trial have been giving their final legal efforts via court documents, each hoping for a victory of sorts when she’s sentenced on June 28.
Maxwell was found guilty of five of six counts of sex trafficking on Dec. 29, after a month-long trial in federal court in New York.
On June 15, the defense filed a 36-page memorandum that essentially asks Judge Alison Nathan to go easy on their client.
For much of the 36 pages, the defense puts the blame on the now-deceased Jeffery Epstein, who was Maxwell’s employer and romantic partner, referring to him as the “central figure,” “mastermind,” and “principal abuser.”…
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