Ghislaine Maxwell was “in the process of divorcing” her husband Scott Borgerson at the time of her arrest, court documents reveal.
According to documents released Friday, Maxwell claimed her marriage to Borgerson would keep her in the United States and lower her flight risk status if released on bail.
But the new documents reveal the couple were in the process of a divorce, which “undermines her claim that her marriage is a bond that keeps her in the United States.”
“The fact that the accused’s wife has only come forward now in support of the accused should carry little weight given that he refused to come forward at the time of his arrest,” the record reads.
It comes after Borgerson was reportedly “devastated”. Maxwell was behind bars and will put $ 25 million as security for his wife, who will be confiscated if she leaks before trial.
Ghislaine Maxwell was “in the process of divorcing” her husband Scott Borgerson at the time of her arrest, court documents reveal. The couple are pictured in 2013
Documents released Friday reveal Maxwell claimed her marriage to Borgerson would keep her in the United States and that she would not flee the country
But the documents reveal she was in the process of a divorce, which “undermines her claim that her marriage is a bond that keeps her in the United States”
According to the documents, Maxwell’s bail motion “fails to establish strong enough ties with the United States to prevent him from fleeing.”
“While a friend’s desire to avoid publicity may be understandable, a spouse’s desire to distance themselves in this way – particularly when coupled with the defendant’s inconsistent statements about the state of their relationship. – undermines her assertion that her marriage is a link that would keep her in the United States, ”the prosecution said.
One victim, Annie Farmer, filed a passionate letter in which she pleaded with the judge not to grant Maxwell bail.
“Although the defendant now claims that her marriage would keep her in the United States, her petition does not respond to the patently inconsistent statements she made to the pre-trial services at the time of her arrest, when, as documented in the report of pre-trial services, the defendant said she was “in the process of divorcing her husband”.
Women Maxwell allegedly procured Jeffrey Epstein to abuse have also urged a judge not to allow his release from jail before his trial.
“In light of this strong incitement to flee, the three victims listed in the indictment have asked the government to let the court know that they continue to request the detention of the accused,” the documents indicate.
Further, in accordance with the Crime Victims’ Rights Act, one of the victims provided a written statement urging the court to deny bail, which is attached as Exhibit A herein. This unanimous opinion of the victims reflects three interrelated reasons why this factor weighs so heavily in favor of detention.
One victim, Annie Farmer, filed a passionate letter in which she pleaded with the judge not to grant Maxwell’s bail.
“I am writing this not only on behalf of myself, but of all the other girls and young women who have fallen victim to Maxwell,” writes Farmer. “Ghislaine Maxwell sexually abused me as a child and the government has a responsibility to ensure that she is brought to justice for her crimes.
“I don’t think that will happen or that any of the women she exploited will see justice if she is released on bail. She lived a life of privilege, abusing her position of power to live beyond the rules. Fleeing the country only to flee once again would fit into its long history of anti-social behavior.
She goes on to call Maxwell a “psychopath” and says she has “a contempt for and a violation of the rights of others”.
“I am writing this not only on behalf of myself, but for all the other girls and young women who have fallen victim to Maxwell,” Farmer wrote in his letter. “Ghislaine Maxwell sexually abused me as a child and the government has a responsibility to ensure that she is brought to justice for her crimes. “
New court documents released today reveal Maxwell lied about his fortune and channeled his money through her husband
Maxwell’s finances have also come into question.
The prosecution said on the record that Maxwell had spent the past five years “removing the majority of her assets from her name by channeling them through trusts” to her husband Borgerson.
“The model suggests that the defendant used the asset transfer process to hide his true wealth,” the documents say.
The record lists Maxwell’s true wealth at around $ 3.4 million in assets in her own name – a number that omits the assets she transferred to Borgerson.
The dossier also included a letter from the French Justice Ministry stating that the country would not extradite Ghislaine even if she signed a waiver of extradition.
“In any event, the principle of non-extradition of nationals is a principle of extradition law from which France has never deviated outside the framework of the European Union”, indicates the letter.
Maxwell’s attorneys have requested a bail hearing on Dec.21 in an attempt to get the 58-year-old out in time for Christmas.
This follows the fact that the Federal Bureau of Prisons submitted a letter to Judge Nathan insisting that Maxwell is treated like all inmates at the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center, despite Maxwell’s repeated complaints about his conditions in the prison “hell”.
They even detailed how her 134-pound weight only fluctuates between 2 pounds.
Maxwell has been in custody since July 14 when Judge Nathan, who sits in Manhattan Federal Court, ruled that she posed a “real substantial risk of flight.” The FBI arrested her at a 156-acre property in Bradford, New Hampshire worth $ 1 million which she bought in cash through a company designed to protect her identity.
Over the past five months, lawyers for Maxwell and his family have started what they call “Operation Get Ghislaine Out” because they believe it is being treated unfairly.
But according to a letter filed earlier this month by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, that is not the case.
The lawyers explain how she eats three meals a day, receives a commissioner and “has access to recreation space, social calls, television, shower, legal phone calls, emails, computers. and discovery material ”.
And in today’s case, the prosecution describes his stay as comfortable with his own shower, phone, and television.
Specifically, the Respondent currently has thirteen hours a day, seven days a week to review electronic discovery. Also during this time the defendant has access to email with the defense lawyer, to calls with the defense lawyer, ”he said.
Now Borgerson has begged a judge to release Maxwell, offering $ 28.5 million bail. Pictured: A redacted version of Borgerson’s letter is pictured above
The women Maxwell allegedly procured Jeffrey Epstein for abuse also urged a judge not to allow his release from prison before trial.
If a hearing takes place, it is not even known if it will take place before Christmas.
The British socialite is accused of procuring girls as young as 14 for Epstein to abuse and perjure themselves in another civil case.
She denies the allegations for which she faces up to 35 years in prison.
Documents previously filed in court indicated that Maxwell intended to submit documents detailing his financial affairs over the past five years prepared by an accounting firm.
She will also submit letters on behalf of her family and friends, some of whom will vouch to get her out.
Maxwell faces a stiff bar to secure bail and on his last attempt Judge Nathan said “the risks are too great” to allow her to be released.
Justice Nathan said that “no combination of conditions could reasonably ensure her presence in court” because she had the means and the motive to flee the United States.
In her ruling, she said that Maxwell “not only has significant financial resources, but has been sophisticated in hiding those resources and herself.”