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Ex-Epstein pal seeks bail with $28.5M and armed guards

Britain Jeffrey Epstein Associate
Posted at 11:49 AM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 16:56:31-05

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for the former girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein are urging a judge to free her to await trial under a $28.5 million bail package that would include armed guards to keep her in a New York City residence.

The bail arguments on behalf of Ghislaine Maxwell were filed late Monday in Manhattan federal court.

According to the Associated Press, Maxwell and her husband offered $22.5 million as part of the bail package, which consists of three homes, a bond secured by $8 million in property, and $500,000 cash.

Maxwell is scheduled to face a July trial on charges that she recruited three teenage girls for Epstein to abuse in the mid-1990s.

Her first attempt at bail shortly after her July arrest was rejected.

Her lawyers say she wants nothing more than to remain in the United States and fight the charges.

They say the case depends on the uncorroborated testimony of a handful of witnesses about events over 25 years ago.