Ghislaine Maxwell will renew her calls to be released on bail in her criminal case and wants the related court hearings in private, away from reporters, victims and the public, federal prosecutors said.
The suspected child sex trafficker and former girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein is being held without bail at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York, while she awaits trial.
Maxwell, 58, was originally denied bail in July by U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan, ruling that there was a substantial flight risk, citing her 'substantial international' ties and 'extraordinary financial resources'.
Ghislaine Maxwell will renew her calls to be released on bail in her criminal case and wants the related court hearings in private, away from reporters, victims and the public, federal prosecutors saidInsurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The suspected child abuser and trafficker and former girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein is being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn
Maxwell’s lawyers that month had asked that she be freed on a $5 million bond co-signed by two of her sisters and backed up by more than $3.75 million in property in the UK.
Maurene Comey, daughter of former FBI director James Comey, is prosecuting
In a Manhattan federal court filing on Wednesday, federal prosecutors said Maxwell is expected to file a 'renewed application for bail'.
The federal prosecutors said they anticipated Maxwell's lawyers would make the request for a bail hearing held 'in camera' or in private with prosecutors before Judge Nathan.
'The government sees no reason for an entire hearing to be conducted without the opportunity for the public or the victims in this case to observe,' wrote Assistant U.S. Attorney Maurene Comey in a letter opposing a private meeting to the judge.
'Indeed, given that crime victims have a statutory right to be present and heard at any proceeding regarding the defendant’s "release".
'The Government would object to any proceeding addressing aspects of a renewed bail