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 . 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"–
The rest of Maxwell's bail proposal is regular boilerplate –
"(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–
A second court order stated : "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 .
 Title 18, U.S. Code, section 3142. Release or detention of a defendant pending trial.
 Memorandum of Ghislaine Maxwell in Opposition to the Government's Motion for Detention.
 Second court order about access to the detention hearing.
 Title 18, U.S. Code, section 3145. Review and appeal of a release or detention order.