Ghislaine Maxwell wants out of jail with a personal recognizance bond and an ankle monitor!

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By Robert Willmann

In the face of agitating propaganda pushing a marxist cultural attack and conditioning the public about a virus, a little humor is always welcome.  After Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyers filed their memorandum in opposition to the government's motion for detention, I eagerly looked for their proposal for her pretrial release from jail, and there it was on page four.  When reading number one I started laughing and could hardly stop, at their bulls**t that would make Donald Trump blush: "(i) a $5 million personal recognizance bond, co-signed by six financially responsible people, all of whom have strong ties to Ms. Maxwell, and secured by real property in the United Kingdom worth over $3.75 million …."

I thought I better jet up to New York City and tell Maurene Comey and the other two prosecutors that Maxwell and her lawyers were just about to hand the court an empty sack! A personal recognizance (PR) bond is a piece of paper signed by the defendant and maybe others that says they will pay the government 'X' dollars if the defendant fails to show up in court. No money is deposited with the clerk. No bail bond company that has given collateral to the government to write bonds signs it.  Is $5 million too small an amount for Ghislaine? Then just write on that PR bond $10 million, or $100 million, or whatever amount you want, sucker.

But do not worry. This piece of paper is "secured" by real property worth "over $3.75 million" that is located in the United Kingdom. Wait a minute. I thought the Southern District of New York (SDNY) was in the United States, not the United Kingdom.  Do Maxwell and those New York and Denver lawyers think this is the year 1775?

Now, who are these "six financially responsible people" who are going to co-sign this worthless piece of paper? Page 20 (pdf page 24) tells us — and the court — in marvelous detail: "Ms. Maxwell's siblings, relatives and friends — many of whom [but not all!] reside in the United States".

Imagine what would happen if Ghislaine skips town and the bond is forfeited and the government has to try to collect on that $5 million dollar "promise".  Who knows if the property of the six financially responsible people is even in their names, or if it is in the name of a limited liability company (LLC), like the nice house up in New Hampshire where Maxwell was nabbed, or is in a trust located in Paraguay or on the Island of Malta.

And that $3.75 million dollar real property in Britain?  If you could do the impossible and get a foreclosure proceeding going in that other country, you might find out by that time that the property had become collateral for 10 different transactions in 10 different countries!

Maxwell and the six financially responsible people will put up no money! Not one nickel!  Not one Federal Reserve Note!  For her to walk out of jail!

On the other hand, it could be set up like the drug smugglers did before the bail law changed in 1984 to allow for pretrial detention [1]. The smugglers would just jump bail, leave the country, and pay the large face amount of the bond as a cost of doing business.  Maxwell could do the same, since $5 million dollars would be easy for her, her friends, or a friendly foreign government to pay.

Luckily, the SDNY attorneys have figured this out, and object in their reply memo in support of detention.  The memo provides a few tidbits of information, including that on the New Hampshire property there was a "security guard, who informed the [FBI] agents that the defendant’s brother had hired a security company staffed with former members of the British military to guard the defendant at the New Hampshire property, in rotations".  And that Ghislaine had a cellular phone "wrapped in tinfoil on top of a desk"–

https://turcopolier.typepad.com/files/gmaxwell_gov_detain_reply.pdf

The rest of Maxwell's bail proposal is regular boilerplate [2]–

"(ii) travel restricted to the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; (iii) surrender of all travel documents with no new applications; (iv) strict supervision by Pretrial Services; (v) home confinement at a residence in the Southern District of New York with electronic GPS monitoring; (vi) visitors limited to Ms. Maxwell’s immediate family, close friends and counsel; (vii) travel limited to Court appearances and to counsel’s office, except upon application to Pretrial Services and the government; and (viii) such other terms as the Court may deem appropriate under Section 3142".

The detention hearing is today, 14 July, beginning at 1:00 p.m., eastern time.  An order was entered that it will be by a video teleconference on an "Internet platform", but will not be streamed live for the general public.  There will be some access to the video and audio, but it is limited–

https://turcopolier.typepad.com/files/gmaxwell_order_bail_hearing_20200707.pdf

A second court order stated [3]:  "Members of the press and the public in the United States may access the live audio feed of the proceeding by calling 855-268-7844 and using access code 32091812# and PIN 9921299#. Those outside of the United States may access the live audio feed by calling 214-416-0400 and using the same access code and PIN. These phone lines can accommodate approximately 500 callers on a first come, first serve basis".

After a detention order is made, either the defendant or the government can appeal the decision, and for the SDNY, it would be to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [4].

 

[1]  Title 18, U.S. Code, section 3142.  Release or detention of a defendant pending trial.

https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=granuleid:USC-prelim-title18-section3142&num=0&edition=prelim

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/3142

[2]  Memorandum of Ghislaine Maxwell in Opposition to the Government's Motion for Detention.

https://turcopolier.typepad.com/files/gmaxwell_object_to_detention.pdf

[3]  Second court order about access to the detention hearing.

https://turcopolier.typepad.com/files/gmaxwell_order_access_bail_hearing_20200709.pdf

[4]  Title 18, U.S. Code, section 3145.  Review and appeal of a release or detention order.

https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=granuleid:USC-prelim-title18-section3145&num=0&edition=prelim

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/3145

 

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22 Responses to Ghislaine Maxwell wants out of jail with a personal recognizance bond and an ankle monitor!

  1. Avatar DougDiggler says:

    Wanna know what could really fuel a Marxist populist wildfire? Finding out that leadership of both political parties are involved in a child raping human trafficking ring! Ghislaine sits on exactly that powder keg. The “mysterious” death of her partner lit the fuse.

  2. Avatar TV says:

    Ankle monitors:
    LMAO
    Another lie that keeps criminals on the street from government that
    insists on treating criminals like victims and real victims as little more than an annoyance.
    Bolt cutters, just the trick.
    Ever deal with the cops about a stolen car or a burglary?

  3. Avatar J says:

    A Judge ordered Maxwell to be held without bail until her trial after prosecutors argued she’s a flight risk. Maxwell pleaded not guilty. U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan scheduled Maxwell’s trial for July 12, 2021.
    Prosecutors said today that financial info that Maxwell gave to the government was questionable, saying that she had zero income. The prosecutor noted that her lifestyle doesn’t match the assets she listed.

  4. Avatar J says:

    What I’m hoping for to come out in open court are:
    1. Maxwell is an Israeli Intelligence operative.
    2. The pedophile blackmail operation was officially sanctioned and run by the Israeli government in particular their IDF/Mossad Intelligence apparatus.
    3. The pedophile blackmail honey trap operation’s information customer was the Israeli Prime Minister’s office.

  5. Avatar JohninMK says:

    A year in jail until the trial. How long will she last one wonders?

  6. Avatar trhys says:

    So Maxwell’s trial isn’t for a year.
    What’s the over/under for how long she is still breathing air?
    Weeks? Months?
    As an outsider thinking about Epstein, I’m leaning towards weeks.

  7. Avatar Keith Harbaugh says:

    Not sure if this is the best place to post this, but this seems reasonable.
    Sundance, over at CTH, says he is running some kind of operation, trying to make something happen.
    What it is, I don’t know.
    He discusses it here:
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/07/14/worth-it/
    I have enough respect for Sundance that it seems worth mentioning, in advance of its eventual resolution.

  8. Avatar TV says:

    Got to keep her alive for a year.
    Keep her out of any prison, have the US Marshals hide her away.
    She PAYS for meals and personal expenses.
    Uncle only pays for the security.

  9. Avatar Fred says:

    Keith,
    You are right, this isn’t the place to advertise for your favorite blogger.

  10. Avatar turcopolier says:

    Fred
    Yes. I have asked people not to use SST as a bulletin board for other sites, but, to no avail. What I have always wanted is for commenters to discuss their own views. To that end they can cite material but not for the purpose of advertising it.

  11. Avatar J says:

    TV,
    They could house her with the stinky aliens inside the Archuleta Mesa. Nobody wants to go in that place.

  12. Avatar BillWade says:

    The prison G Max is in has a very bad reputation, there’s nothing good about it. It holds folks convicted but not yet sentenced but more importantly, it holds people not yet gone to trial, it’s a “take a plea deal” type of place, basically “I’ll admit to anything to just get out of here”. With her trial a year away, staying alive will be difficult.

  13. Avatar Flavius says:

    Incarcerating someone, even Maxwell, without bail for a year before trial is b.s. unless the trial is delayed at the request of the defense. This is especially true when the conditions of incarceration are likely to be something akin to solitary… and prolonged solitary lands squarelly on barbaric. A person can forget how to talk. There used to be something called the speedy trial act which provided that the government had to be ready to go in 90 days, as I remember. The government should move the case along.

  14. Avatar Leith says:

    SDNY needs to subpoena Ghislaine’s brother, the one that hired ex British soldiers as her bodyguards. He could have a well-founded insight on who wants to silence her. He and another brother reportedly have lots of contacts in the security world. They co-founded the think tank CoJiT (Combatting Jihadist Terrorism), whose funding comes from unspecified contributors.

  15. Avatar walrus says:

    My concern is that GM will eventually request access to the general prison population to preserve her sanity.
    One of them will then be provided with an incentive and motive to kill her. For example someone who was abused as a child.

  16. Avatar J says:

    Pssst…..wanna hear a secret?
    Seems that Maxwell has a ‘secret hubby’, that she’s refusing to disclose to the prosecutors and the court. The prosecutors see it as a way Maxwell is trying to hide her assets and real worth (excluding the Israeli Intelligence front money and Israeli Intelligence owned assets like multi million condos, etc.).
    So….who could her ‘secret hubby’ be? A Brit ex-SAS type who guards her, or….a millionaire tech CEO…..or could be she ‘hooked up’ with another Israeli spy while she was on the lam in Israel?
    So…when was their ‘secret wedding’? Where were they hooked up, at a Vegas wedding chapel? Did/does her ‘secret hubby’ share Maxwell’s criminal pedophile proclivities?
    My inquiring mind doesn’t want to know. Maxwell for the hurt and anguish she’s tormented upon her victims, IMO she deserves to be drawn and quartered for it.

  17. Avatar J says:

    Colonel,
    How much does Yosi Cohen the current head of Mossad know about Israel’s Intelligence Epstein-Maxwell Blackmail Honey-Trap Operation? What did Tamir Pardo know? What did Meir Dagan know? What did Efraim Halevy know? What did Danny Yatom know? What did Shabati Shavit know? What did Nahum Admoni know?
    Who in the Israeli government funnels money to Leslie Wexner who was and probably still is the conduit for the money the Israeli Intelligence apparatus was pouring into the pedophile blackmail operation?
    Who has taken over their pedophile blackmail operation since Maxwell’s arrest?
    Now to the 800 pound gorilla sitting in the closet. I would love to see some of our reliable partners files that they have accumulated on Epstein-Maxwell, and the whole Israeli Intelligence Pedophile Blackmail Honey-trap Operation. What would be really interesting would be how much information Russia has collected regarding the Israelis nefariousness.

  18. Avatar Barbara Ann says:

    After having watched Ari Ben-Menashe’s recent interview with Consortium News (link below, starts 58 mins in) I have been thinking some more about the possible political dimension to Epstein’s and now Ghislaine’s arrests. It seems to me more than likely that Epstein’s arrest last summer was driven by domestic politics – not in the US, but in Israel.
    Ben-Menashe intimates that Ehud Barak, who previously ran Israel’s Military Intelligence Directorate (wiki) ran the Epstein kompromat op. He goes on to ask why Ehud Barak did not run against Netanyahu in the snap elections for PM earlier this year – a not too subtle hint that Netanyahu may have taken him out by engineering Epstein’s arrest. I have looked into this a little and it is certainly plausible, I think.
    Barak announced his return to politics on June 26 2019 (wiki) with a new party and the specific intention of unseating Netanyahu. Epstein was arrested on 7th July. Netanyahu’s son immediately tweeted about Barak’s ties to Epstein via donations from Wexner’s foundation and later headlines reflected the impact of the Epstein arrest – e.g. “Ehud Barak wants to unseat Netanyahu — but first he has to get the Jeffrey Epstein monkey off his back”. Photos of Barak entering Epstein’s Upper East Side house emerge. Barak’s coalition only won 5 seats in the September 2019 elections and did not contest the snap 2020 elections. Ehud Barak appears to have kept a low profile since.
    All this makes me wonder at the timing of Ghislaine’s arrest.
    https://consortiumnews.com/2020/07/09/watch-cn-live-will-maxwell-sing-with-whitney-webb-ari-ben-menashe/

  19. Avatar mcohen says:

    Barbara.
    it is the other way around.netanyahu is being pressured by maxwells arrest.a year in custody before trial is unheard of..notice how the annexation party ended swiftly.
    bannon,barr and the rest of the gang are playing with fire.

  20. Avatar turcopolier says:

    mcohen
    Incomprehensible. Only post once!

  21. Avatar FakeBot says:

    Ghislaine Maxwell was lobbying to get Berman fired.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8531293/Ghislaine-Maxwell-paid-25K-Jacob-Wohl-smear-victims-AG-fired.html
    Jack Burkman was one of those lobbyists:

    Spealman claimed Burkman bragged to (Ghislaine) that he was ‘really good friends’ with Barr and had persuaded him to fire Berman.

    BTW that’s the same Burkman who claimed to represent Seth Rich’s family and spouted all sorts of ridiculous conspiracies about his death, claiming things like the Russians had killed him.

  22. Avatar Keith Harbaugh says:

    An interesting issue is what documents regarding Ghislaine, Epstein, the alleged victims, and the alleged abusers
    are being kept under seal by court order, and exactly why.
    A good article on that issue is
    https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/motion-demands-transparency-from-sdny-as-epstein-accusers-object-to-alan-dershowitz-learning-their-names/ ,
    dated 2020-08-20.

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