Prosecutors seek Friday court appearance for Epstein friend

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Maxwell, 58, was arrested on Thursday in New Hampshire and had been held over the weekend at the Merrimack County Jail, a medium-security facility 32km from the luxurious home where investigators said she had been lying low.

They cited her wealth, saying she has had access to over $20 million in 15 bank accounts in recent years, along with her extensive global ties and the likelihood of a lengthy prison sentence if she is convicted.

Ghislaine Maxwell is expected to be transported to NY this week as her defence lawyers and the government's prosecutors seek a July 10 hearing where she would enter her plea.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons hasn't responded to a request for comment.

He denies all the allegations against her and says he does not remember meeting her.

The parties in the criminal case against Ghislaine Maxwell, 58, have jointly asked the Southern District of NY to arraign Maxwell and hear bail arguments on July 10, which is this coming Friday.

One of the most important people in the Jeffrey Epstein case, Ghislaine Maxwell, is ready to disclose all the big names who made connections with the convicted sex offender. It also said she participated in the sexual abuse.

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Ghislaine Maxwell is accused of procuring underaged girls for the U.S. billionaire, who killed himself while in jail.

Epstein had been awaiting trial on federal charges of trafficking minors between 2002 and 2005 when he was found hanged at the Metropolitan Correctional Centre in Manhattan in August.

She was an Epstein ex-girlfriend who became a longtime member of his inner circle. Maxwell is also accused of taking part in some of the sexual abuse.

Maxwell is due before a court in NY later this week.

"I have not stopped smiling and crying happy tears and I am just, yeah, elated to know that she's where she belongs", she said. The indictment, reviewed by TheWrap and embedded below, specifically cited the years 1994 to 1997 as those when she "facilitated and contributed to Jeffrey Epstein's abuse of minor girls by, among other things, helping Epstein to recruit, groom and ultimately abuse victims known to Maxwell and Epstein to be under the age of 18".

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan's Southern District have asked a judge to issue a protective order on discovery materials connected to Thursday's arrest of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell as the accused sex trafficker prepares for her next court appearance, slated for July 10.

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