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Ghislaine Maxwell Denied Bail in Sex-Trafficking Case (2)

July 14, 2020, 10:54 PM

Ghislaine Maxwell was ordered to remain in custody while she awaits trial on charges that she recruited underage girls to be sexually abused by her former boyfriend, disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.

U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan on Tuesday denied Maxwell’s request to be freed on bond at a two-hour hearing in Manhattan. Maxwell, 58, who pleaded not guilty earlier on Tuesday, has been in federal custody since she was arrested by FBI agents on July 2 at her secluded estate in Bradford, New Hampshire.

Nathan concluded there was a “substantial actual risk” that Maxwell would flee the country. The...

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