Ghislaine Maxwell, the former gal-pal of the late Jeffrey Epstein is expected to be arraigned on new charges in Manhattan today. She now faces sex trafficking and other charges in a rewritten indictment. She is accused of grooming minors for Jeffrey Epstein between 1994 and 2004 here in South Florida and around the world.
Ghislaine Maxwell must stand trial on sex-trafficking charges after a judge rejected her request for a dismissal https://t.co/UxwRSSHNiV
— Bloomberg (@business) April 16, 2021
She advanced numerous grounds for a dismissal, including a claim that federal prosecutors in Manhattan were barred from charging her as part of a deal that U.S. prosecutors in Florida reached with Epstein in 2007.
Epstein, charged in New York with sex-trafficking in July 2019, was found dead in his jail cell the next month, in what authorities ruled a suicide.
Maxwell has asked that her trial, now set for July 12 in Manhattan, be delayed so she can review evidence relating to additional allegations filed against her last month.
She’s also appealing the judge’s refusal to release her from jail.
Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to previous charges and will likely do the same today.