Federal judge denies Ghislaine Maxwell’s argument that she should be freed like Cosby

Ghislaine Maxwell will NOT be freed from jail like Bill Cosby as federal judge rejects her claims that she additionally had ‘non-prosecution settlement’

  • A federal judge rejected Ghislaine Maxwell’s argument to drop the intercourse trafficking fees in opposition to her within the wake of Bill Cosby’s overturned conviction
  • She claimed she had a non-prosecution settlement like Cosby did so fees in opposition to her should be dropped
  •  The judge mentioned the argument was not persuasive and Cosby’s case had nothing to do her case
  • Maxwell will proceed her keep in a Brooklyn federal jail the place she’s been since 2019 
  • She has pleaded not responsible to an eight-count indictment accusing her of offering underage rape victims to Jeffrey Epstein 

Ghislaine Maxwell - pictured - argued that she had a non-prosecution agreement like Cosby so she should be freed. It was rejected

Ghislaine Maxwell – pictured – argued that she had a non-prosecution settlement like Cosby so she should be freed. It was rejected

A Manhattan federal judge has rejected Ghislaine Maxwell’s argument to drop the intercourse trafficking fees in opposition to her within the wake of Bill Cosby’s overturned conviction. 

Maxwell’s attorneys argued that – like Cosby – Maxwell had a non-prosecution settlement (NPA) that Jeffrey Epstein signed with federal prosecutors in Florida in 2007. 

But US District Judge Alison Nathan mentioned in her Friday ruling that the argument is not ‘persuasive’ and Epstein’s NPA has no bearing on Maxwell’s case as a result of she did not signal any settlement herself. 

That’s in contrast to Cosby’s scenario, the place the Pennsylvania Supreme Court discovered a decades-old NPA with a distinct prosecutor that should have shielded him from fees.

Cosby was freed from jail after serving three years of a three-to-10-year sentence in June. 

In Judge Nathan’s determination, she wrote, ‘The (Cosby) case targeted on whether or not prosecutors have been required to honor a promise that the courtroom discovered to be clear within the absence of a proper plea settlement.

‘Even if this courtroom agreed with the evaluation in Cosby, that opinion sheds no mild on the correct interpretation of the NPA on this case.

‘After contemplating the arguments in Maxwell’s renewed movement and letter of supplemental authority, the Court’s view stays unchanged from its April 16, 2021 Opinion & Order

‘Under Second Circuit precedent, the NPA doesn’t bind the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York. It thus doesn’t bar the costs within the superseding indictment.’ 

Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to an eight-count indictment accusing her of providing underage rape victims to Jeffrey Epstein (left). This photo was taken in the early 2000s

Maxwell has pleaded not responsible to an eight-count indictment accusing her of offering underage rape victims to Jeffrey Epstein (left). This picture was taken within the early 2000s

Maxwell faces up to 80 years in prison if she's found guilty

Maxwell faces as much as 80 years in jail if she’s discovered responsible 

Cosby was freed from prison after serving three years of a three-to-10-year sentence in June after Pennsylvania Supreme Court found a decades-old NPA that should shielded him from charges

Cosby was freed from jail after serving three years of a three-to-10-year sentence in June after Pennsylvania Supreme Court discovered a decades-old NPA that should shielded him from fees

Maxwell will proceed her keep in a Brooklyn federal jail, throughout the river from the jail the place Epstein reportedly hung himself. 

She has pleaded not responsible to an eight-count indictment accusing her of offering underage rape victims to Epstein. 

Maxwell faces as much as 80 years in jail if she’s discovered responsible.  

For months, her attorneys have been making an attempt to get the indictment thrown out. All have been unsuccessful.   

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