(AmericanPoliticalDaily.com)- Socialist Ghislaine Maxwell, who is the former partner of dead billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, was slammed by a federal judge recently for misleading the court on her wealth and marriage. U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan ripped into Maxwell for making misleading claims while trying to seek release on a massive $28.5 million bail deal.
“The defendant now argues that her newly revealed relationship with her spouse signals her deep affective ties in the country, but at the time she was arrested, she was not living with him and claimed to be getting divorced,” the judge wrote.
Maxwell used her relationship with her husband, whose identity she has tried to keep secret, to indicate that she had a good reason to stay in the country and avoid trying to escape justice. But as the judge revealed, Maxwell appeared to be exaggerating the nature of her relationship with her husband just to escape jail.
After Maxwell was arrested in July this year, she was denied bail. It didn’t come as much of a surprise given that Epstein somehow managed to escape justice by killing himself in his prison cell, despite being on suicide watch and having very little in the way of material and tools to kill himself by hanging.
Maxwell was originally denied a $5 million bond, but in recent weeks attempted to be released from jail on a $28 million bond that she claimed would wipe her out financially and even require her to borrow money from family and friends. Her attorneys argued that she and her husband Scott Borgerson were devoted to one another, meaning she has strong family ties to the United States.
Prosecutors revealed that Borgerson and Maxwell were actually planning on getting divorced, and Judge Nathan also noted that at the time of her arrest she was not living with her husband – she was living in a massive luxury compound in New Hampshire, alone.
On Monday, Judge Nathan’s denial of her bail offer was published. The judge also noted that Maxwell proposed in her bail offer that she would live with a friend and not her husband, “undercutting her argument that that relationship would create an insurmountable burden to her fleeing.”
It looks like the judges won’t be letting Maxwell get off with this easily.
The British socialite remains in the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, where she has been since June and is expected to go to trial in July 2021.