U.S. prosecutors in New York have been scheduled to begin the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, the girlfriend of the disgraced pedophile, Jeffrey Epstein to appear in court on Friday.
In a letter cited by Reuters, on Sunday to Judge Alison Nathan at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, acting United States Attorney Audrey Strauss said Maxwell’s defense lawyer, Christian Everdell, has requested a Friday, July 10, bail hearing.
Maxwell is charged with four criminal counts related to procuring and transporting minors for illegal sex acts and two of perjury, according to the indictment by federal prosecutors in New York.
Maxwell, the daughter of late British media magnate Robert Maxwell, has kept a low profile since Epstein’s death.
She was an Epstein ex-girlfriend who became a longtime member of his inner circle. In a 2003 Vanity Fair article, Epstein was quoted as saying Maxwell was his best friend.