Maxwell, who had asked for the release of a $ 5 million bond co-signed by six people, was ultimately not released on bail. Maxwell pleaded not guilty to the charges.
They also said that Maxwell had “refused” to identify his spouse with the judicial authorities.
“In addition to having in no way described the absence of co-signers proposed for a bond, the defendant makes no mention at all of the financial situation or the property of her spouse whose … identity she refused to provide state services, “said assistant US lawyer Alison Moe told judge Alison Nathan.
“There is no information on who will co-sign this bond or their assets and no details whatsoever. ”
On Wednesday morning, news of Maxwell’s alleged marriage surfaced. Maxwell’s indictment and bail procedure was videotaped, and audio was muted repeatedly for those watching from the courthouse; the transcripts that became available late last night filled some of these gaps.
However, many details of Maxwell’s secret personal life were audible – including information about how she ended up living in the 156-hectare estate of Bradford, New Hampshire, where she was arrested on July 2.
A real estate agent involved in the sale of the property told an FBI agent that the buyers identified themselves as “Scott and Janet Marshall, both of whom have British accents.”
“Scott Marshall told him that the … that he had retired from the British army and that he was currently working on a book. Janet Marshall described herself as a reporter who wants privacy. They told the agent that they wanted to buy the property quickly via a wire and that they were setting up an LLC, “said Moe, noting that this conversation took place in November 2019.
” Following [Maxwell’s] arrest the realtor saw a photo of [Maxwell] in the media and realized that the person who introduced herself as Janet Marshall … was the accused, Ghislaine Maxwell. ”
Due to an unclear sound, the authorities clarified shortly after the procedure that the presumed pseudonym of Maxwell was “Jen Marshall”, not “Janet Marshall”.
Moe also testified in court that Maxwell was evasive in discussing his finances with the state service, saying that she earns “zero monthly income, zero dollars a month in income”. Maxwell also allegedly claimed that she “did not know the name of the company” which had purchased the huge property, “but … was simply allowed to stay in the house”.
Maxwell, a long-time associate of Epstein, is charged in a 17-page indictment of conspiracy to induce minors to travel for the purpose of engaging in illegal sexual acts, inciting a minor to travel for the purpose of committing conspiracy to transport minors with the intention of engaging in criminal sexual activity, the transportation of a minor with the intention of engaging in criminal sexual activity and perjury.
Epstein was arrested last July and committed suicide in federal prison last August.
The date for Maxwell’s trial has been set for July 12, 2021 and is expected to last approximately two weeks. The 58-year-old faces up to 35 years in federal prison if convicted of the six counts.
Maxwell has repeatedly denied the wrongdoing. Her lawyers said she “vigorously denies the charges” and “has a right to the presumption of innocence”.