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Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell have asked the judge in her case to dismiss the charges against her and let her go following Bill Cosby’s release this week.

In a letter Friday, her team of attorneys asked Judge Alison J. Nathan to dismiss the sex trafficking charges against her, saying she was promised, like Cosby, that she would not be prosecuted under of an agreement reached with Jeffrey Epstein. 2010.

“Dear Judge Nathan,

“We respectfully submit this letter to bring to the attention of the Court the recent decision of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in which the court overturned Mr. Cosby’s conviction and sentence.

“Ms. Maxwell’s case presents a similar situation. The government broke its promise not to prosecute.

Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyer says she should be released from prison now because Bill Cosby has been released, saying he was promised she would not be prosecuted when Jeffrey Epstein got his love agreement in 2010

“Ms Maxwell for the offenses for which she was immunized by Epstein’s no-prosecution agreement,” the letter reads.

Cosby was released on Wednesday due to a promise made by a prosecutor in 2005 that he would not be charged. He then incriminated himself in a civil case and another prosecutor years later used those remarks to indict him.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that it was unconstitutional and that if he had not thought he was blameless, he would not have made the incriminated comments.

Writing for the New York Daily News on Thursday, Maxwell's appeals lawyer David Oscar Markus said New York prosecutors should never have sued her because years earlier another Florida prosecutor had promised to Epstein in a deal that he would not charge his' co-conspirators.  Markus is shown in court in April

Writing for the New York Daily News on Thursday, Maxwell’s appeals lawyer David Oscar Markus said New York prosecutors should never have sued her because years earlier another Florida prosecutor had promised to Epstein in a deal that he would not charge his’ co-conspirators. Markus is shown in court in April

Writing for the New York Daily News on Thursday, Maxwell’s appeals lawyer David Oscar Markus said New York prosecutors should never have sued her because years earlier another Florida prosecutor had promised to Epstein in a deal that he would not charge his’ co-conspirators.

Maxwell was not named as one of the co-conspirators and it is in a different state that she now faces sex trafficking charges.

But Markus argues that this is another example of people who cannot trust prosecutors on parole.

“If a prosecutor promises something, he should be bound by his word – just like the rest of us,” he wrote.

In 2010, Epstein pleaded guilty to soliciting sex with an underage prostitute in Palm Beach.

As part of his deal, he served a year in “jail” – he was allowed to visit his office every day – and prosecutors have vowed not to indict his three anonymous “co-conspirators”.

It was a deal given to him by Alex Acosta, who became Trump’s Secretary of Labor.

Writing on Thursday, Markus said: “This opinion and reasoning applies directly to the case of Ghislaine Maxwell.

In his case, Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty and made a deal with Miami prosecutors: in exchange for a guilty plea in state court, the US attorney’s office agreed that it would not prosecute any of the his alleged co-conspirators, ”Markus wrote.

Epstein secured a deal in 2010 that his co-conspirators would not be charged if he served a one-year sentence

Epstein secured a deal in 2010 that his co-conspirators would not be charged if he served a one-year sentence

“But she shouldn’t have to fight her case at trial and her case should be dismissed, just like Cosby’s was, because prosecutors promised Epstein when he pleaded guilty that they would not let her. would not continue.

“The Cosby case reaffirms that a prosecutor has a duty to act with integrity and that the public should be able to take their word for it.

“What a concept,” he wrote.

Maxwell is due for trial later this summer.

She pleaded not guilty and has always, in a civil court as well, claimed her innocence.

Cosby was released by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court which ruled it unfair that in 2005 a prosecutor promised him that he would not be charged with sexually assaulting Andrea Constand.

As a result of that promise, Cosby, the court ruled, incriminated himself in a civil deposition.

The incriminating remarks he made were then used by another prosecutor to indict him in 2015.

The court ruled that Cosby had seen his constitutional rights violated by the false promise.

Others like Harvey Weinstein say his release could help them for different reasons.

Part of Cosby’s appeal was that the prosecution at his trial used five witnesses to testify about his personality, even though they weren’t involved in the actual charges.

The same tactic was used by prosecutors during Weinstein’s trial in 2020. He protested, saying they should not have been allowed to testify.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court did not rule on the issue in its ruling, instead focusing solely on the promise made to Cosby.

But Cosby’s team – and Weinstein’s – believe the fact that he’s out sets a precedent for others.

“It’s a major problem. What we’ve always said is how can you get women from 30 years ago who had nothing to do with the trial to say something happened

“We were not allowed to question them on the witness stand. It sets a precedent for so many cases. Even Harvey Weinstein is now using our same strategy.

“They say the people who testified have nothing to do with the accusers.

‘Mr. Cosby’s case sets a precedent for the country. We will talk about it.

“It changes case law,” Andrew Wyatt, representative for Cosby, said on Thursday outside his house.

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