(Big League Politics)A verdict in Ghislane Maxwell’s New York City federal sex trafficking trial is expected by Wednesday, with closing arguments slated for Monday. The federal court the trial is occurring in will break for Christmas before the end of the week, with jurors less likely to leave the trial unresolved before breaking session.
A sources reportedly familiar with Maxwell, the heiress’ legal defense, and her relationship with Epstein is predicting that the accused ‘madame’ will begin to identify people who associated with Epstein’s pedophile ring if she’s convicted. The Daily Mail reported on the potential legal development on Sunday.
“It is possible she will begin to co-operate and tell what she knows in an attempt to lessen her jail term. We know that prosecutors are looking at other co-conspirators in connection with Jeffrey Epstein’s child sex ring. Ghislaine undoubtedly possesses information which could assist prosecutors in other cases. If she decides to co-operate, her testimony could be devastating. She was Epstein’s right-hand woman for years, imagine what she knows?”
The anonymous source has indicated that such a development “could be bad news for Prince Andrew and other high-profile men who hung out with Ghislaine and Jeffrey Epstein.”
Maxwell could face a large sentence that would amount to life in prison, a factor that might amount in potential cooperation with prosecutors and new information about Epstein’s operations. Maxwell may face conviction on any of the six federal sex trafficking charges she faces, with a wide range of potential punishment possible depending on the verdict.
Maxwell’s lawyers have argued that the British socialite is being punished as a proxy for Epstein himself, who died in questionable circumstances in a New York federal jail in 2019.