Jeffrey Epstein’s madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, has been arrested by the FBI and is in custody in New Hampshire, Miami Herald reported.
Prosecutors allege Maxwell helped Epstein traffic and abuse underage girls; Epstein was found dead in his cell under suspicious circumstances last year.
The British socialite was arrested in Bedford, New Hampshire around 8:30 a.m. on charges she conspired with Epstein to sexually abuse minors, and is expected to appear in a federal court later today, according to two law enforcement sources that spoke with NBC 7 New York.
There is also expected to be a press conference today at noon according to the U.S. Attorney Of Southern District New York’s Twitter account.
There will be a press conference today at noon to announce charges against Ghislaine Maxwell for her role in the sexual exploitation and abuse of multiple minor girls by Jeffrey Epstein. The press conference will be livestreamed on Facebook @USAOSDNY. https://t.co/n1wN6uglOD pic.twitter.com/NRdDWYnW7q
— US Attorney SDNY (@SDNYnews) July 2, 2020
The six-count indictment in Manhattan federal court alleges that Maxwell helped Epstein groom girls as young as 14 years old, going back as far as 1994. The indictment charges include – conspiracy to entice minors, transporting minors, and perjury.
Ghislaine Maxwell, ex-girlfriend and associate of the late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested in New Hampshire on charges of luring underage girls so that Epstein could sexually abuse them https://t.co/LWKzxhhFTh pic.twitter.com/QrQYK6fCR1
— Reuters (@Reuters) July 2, 2020
“In some instances, Maxwell was present for and participated in the sexual abuse of minor victims,” the indictment says.’
Maxwell allegedly helped Epstein groom teen girls for sex with the rich and powerful. One of those teeen victims, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, accused Maxwell in a 2015 defamation suit, as have a number of other women since.
In fact, the butler or manager for Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion during 2004 and 2005, Alfredo Rodriguez, who died of a rare cancer mesothelioma, said Maxwell was heavily involved in the ring. Rodriguez died suddenly of cancer during the first trial of Jeffrey Epstein and only testified a few different times about what he knew. Rodriguez also circled and wrote notes inside Epstein’s black book. A few of those annotations of Epstein’s address book included Epstein’s “Apt. for models” next to the 301 East 66th St entry.
Rodriguez pointed at Ghislaine Maxwell being heavily involved in the operation, stating in his now unsealed testimony that “she kept nude photos of the girls and those blackmailed on her computer.”
Maxwell also acquired her helicopter flying license to fly anyone she wanted to the island going all the way back to the 1990s according to Vanity Fair.
Earlier this yeer, Maxwell sued Jeffrey Epstein’s estate for financial legal fees and personal protection costs as a result of receiving death threats.
Epstein was found hanging in his cell last year, after the release of thousands of documents implementing high-level officials and accusing Maxwell.
Epstein a 6′ foot tall man was found impossibly hanging by a bedsheet strapped to a bunk bed according to the NY Post.
There are numerous holes in what was reported as the official narrative. As an example, one of the guards that was supposed to be guarding Epstein was actually a substitute. It has also been alleged that shrieking was heard from Epstein’s cell, and we can’t tell why because there were no cameras pointing at the cell from the outside or within the cells themselves, NY Post reported.
Curiously, security footage recorded in the correctional facility on the first attempt was reported to have been lost, found then accidentally destroyed in December.
Further, it was reported that the guards who previously said they were working overtime when Epstein “killed himself” were actually sleeping on the job and forged check-up papers in the prison wing as ZeroHedge reported.
The autopsy performed on Epstein found that he broke multiple bones in his neck, including the hyoid bone, which in men is near the Adam’s apple.
These breaks can occur in those who hang themselves, particularly if they are older, according to forensics experts and studies on the subject. However, the report notes they are more common in victims of homicide by strangulation. (As a side note, this is an old symbol used by the mafia/mob to silence someone or anyone else who might dare speak.)
Studies cited by The Washington Post suggested between six percent and one-quarter of hanging suicides could see the hyoid break.
This is significant because Epstein himself warned that someone tried to kill him weeks before and notified authorities, The Washington Post first reported after his death.
Since then, a follow-up report by the NY Post has confirmed that claim, stating that Epstein had told his lawyers that his cellmate — alleged mobster and ex-cop Nicholas Tartaglione — had injured him choking him weeks prior. This is the reason that Epstein wasn’t on suicide watch according to his lawyers.
It’s worth noting that Tartaglione was allegedly transferred one day prior before Epstein’s death.
However, Epstein’s guards reportedly fell asleep during the hours before his death, then falsified paperwork to try and cover their tracks. So is it implausible to think that Tartaglione wasn’t transferred a day before Epstein’s death and that the shrieking heard was Epstein having his neck snapped by the alleged mobster and former cop?
Still, many questions remain, there is even more strangeness than most are reporting. According to reports, Epstein also spent two hours locked up alone with a mystery woman — possibly part of his legal team — one day after he was taken off suicide watch after Tartaglione had attempted to strangle him.
To add to the oddness, Epstein’s body was claimed from the New York City medical examiner’s office by an unknown associate according to NBC News.
It has additionally been reported that Epstein told his lawyers hours before his death that he would “see them Sunday” (tomorrow.)
“He thought he was going to win the double-jeopardy motion” that his defense lawyers were planning to file in connection with his 2008 Florida prostitution conviction, the source said. The multimillionaire — who was jailed in Lower Manhattan on orders from a judge who cited his “uncontrollable” sexual urges — also “had hope of getting bail on appeal,” the source said, through an application that was pending before the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals at the time of his death. “What he really wanted to do was get bail so he could cooperate,” a source told New York Post.
Even Epstein’s own lawyers don’t believe the wealthy financier pedophile committed suicide. Three of Mr. Epstein’s lawyers — Martin G. Weinberg, Reid Weingarten and Michael Miller — challenged the findings and vowed to conduct their own investigation, CBS reported at the time.
“We are not satisfied with the conclusions of the medical examiner,” said the lawyers, who had hired a private pathologist to observe the autopsy, in a statement. “We will have a more complete response in the coming days.”
Later, a lawyer who met with Jeffrey Epstein has said that his potential client “didn’t kill himself.”
Civil rights and criminal defense attorney David Schoen said that he met with sex offender and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein in prison days before he was found dead, adding that he believes the pedophile didn’t kill himself.
“I saw him a few days earlier,” Schoen told Fox Nation’s Deep Dive. “The reason I say I don’t believe it was suicide is for my interaction with him that day. The purpose of asking me to come there that day and over the past previous couple of weeks was to ask me to take over his defense.”
Epstein’s death has been disputed by private pathologist Michael Baden who was hired by Epstein’s brother Mark. Baden has stated that the autopsy photos and Epstein’s broken hyoid bone, prove that Epstein didn’t kill himself as TMU has previously reported.
60 Minutes also debunked Epstein’s supposed noose he used to kill himself calling it “fake.”
Epstein was accused of sexual trafficking by over 40 victims who allege sexual abuse. His clients are alleged to be former President Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, President Trump and many others alleged by victims.
Maxwell has been confident up until this point that she could dodge prosecution because she has “serious dirt” on powerful people, Laura Goldman a friend of British socialite’s family told the Sun months go.
“Ghislaine and her sister Isabel remain totally convinced that she’ll escape any criminal convictions and will eventually clear the family name and return to high society once the dust has settled.
She has wealthy connections who hide her and even pay some legal fees. She can stay out of the public eye as long as she wants.”
Goldman added, that Maxwell was “more relieved than anything” because “he couldn’t turn on her,” after Ghislaine had heard of the death of Epstein.
It is hard to deny that there was a massive network behind Epstein protecting him and others when there was an illegal plea deal and perpetrators were hidden. Beyond that, there were threats and harassment being flung around to witnesses, victims, and even a Senator Lauren Book.
Book alleged she was threatened for seeking to investigate Epstein’s case by demanding a state inquiry into Palm Beach Sheriff Ric Bradshaw’s handling of accused sex trafficker’s lenient work release program, the Miami Herald reported.
“I’ve received countless phone calls saying ‘Little girl you don’t know what you’re getting into,’ and telling me that I should just stop,’’ Book said in an interview with the Herald.
Ironically, Book herself is a child sexual abuse survivor and has worked relentlessly to pass strict sex offender laws in Florida.
Some have gone so far as to suggest it is possible that those same individuals could have had the convicted pedophile killed to keep their dirty sick secret.
A bizarre interview by M.L. Nestel with Jeffrey Epstein’s driver, bodyguard, and personal trainer — MMA fighter Igor Zinoviev — seems to indicate that there is a danger to those who speak out about the ring.
Zinoviev also tried to deny an earlier claim that local police had tipped off Epstein to a pending raid at his mansion and told Nestel, “don’t put yourself in trouble.”
“Listen, you’re really smart, and I’m not going to offer that over the phone right now, okay? You’re really smart,” Zinoviev said. “You have no idea. Please!”
Zinoviev also added that he believed Epstein’s death was assisted in the interview, although, he didn’t elaborate how stating: “Listen, you know, that’s going a little too deep.”
“Somebody helped him to do that,” Igor Zinoviev told New York Magazine.
If Ghislaine Maxwell dies in custody like Epstein, it will be abundantly clear that there is a powerful network that doesn’t want to be outed. Maybe, U.S. authorities with integrity should use the NSA to tap into alleged co-conspirators of Epstein and Maxwell so they aren’t back at square one again.