Ghislaine Maxwell got a visit from her lawyers that was three times longer and with twice as many lawyers than usual.
The alleged chief recruiter for Jeffrey Epstein saw her attorneys for three hours compared to one hour for usual visits, court documents have revealed.
The British socialite met with two members of her legal team at the Metropolitan Detention Centre in Brooklyn on August 28, including white collar defense attorney Christian Everdell.
Yet normally only one lawyer it allowed in for inmate visits.
The disclosure will raise further questions about Maxwell, 58, being given preferential treatment while awaiting trial for her alleged role in Epstein's sex trafficking operation.
Ghislaine Maxwell met two of her lawyers on August 28 at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn for three hours - while typically allowed just one hour, court documents reveal (seen in a court sketch in July)
Maxwell, 58, is being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn as she awaits trial on sex trafficking charges
Prosecutors disclosed the details in a case brought by federal public defenders against the Bureau of Prisoners (BOP) over conditions inside the MDC.
The prison suspended in-person visits seven months ago due the coronavirus pandemic.
The New York Daily News had reported that Maxwell was the first inmate at the MDC to see her lawyers in person, sparking outrage from attorneys for other prisoners.
Sean Hecker, who is involved in the case against the BOP, called it 'absurd and unjust'
But in a letter to the court in the Eastern District of New York, Acting US Attorney Seth Ducharme - who was appointed by Attorney General William Barr in July - denied that Maxwell got the first visit.
Defense attorney Christian Everdell was one of two of Maxwell's attorneys to be spotted arriving at the prison on Friday to visit his client
In fact another prisoner got a visit the day before, on August.
However, Ducharme revealed that Maxwell's visit lasted three hours and passed 'without incident'.
In a footnote to the letter, he wrote: 'While routine legal visits will be scheduled in one-hour blocks, case-by-case visits can be longer, if requested.
'Additionally, routine legal visits can also be longer than one hour, but the time slots for those visits are more limited'.
Ducharme claimed that when the BOP was considering restarting in-person visits at the end of August it wanted to do a few test runs so they looked at requests from the previous two weeks.
Maxwell's lawyers were among those and were available on the slots available.
Maxwell is not referred to by name in the letter but Ducharme talks about a 'defendant in a high profile case'.
In response to Ducharme's claim, Hecker said in a letter to the court he was 'troubled' by the fact that Maxwell got one of the first visits.
He wrote that at the time of her visit she