"they also noted that she had been hiding out on a 156-acre property in Bradford. She lived in an estate with “a fabulous barn for hoedowns, square dances, and hay rides,” according to the property site Zillow." BG
"Maxwell, a citizen of three countries, apparently bought the home in an all-cash purchase at the end of December through an anonymous LLC, a prosecutor’s memo said. The LLC has a Boston-based mailing address, according to public records.
“We had been discreetly keeping tabs on Maxwell’s whereabouts,” said William F. Sweeney Jr., the assistant director in charge of the FBI’s New York office, at a press conference. “More recently we learned she had slithered away to a gorgeous property in New Hampshire, continuing to live a life of privilege while her victims live with the trauma inflicted upon them years ago.” The memo said she had been “hiding out in locations in New England” for the past year." BG
When I was a kid I used to drive my father back and forth from Sanford, Maine to Grenier, AFB at Manchester, NH. He had a retirement job at the base (long closed) as the budget analyst for the facility. He never learned to drive. Central New Hampshire is a forested and somewhat gloomy land both east and west of Manchester. Bradford looks to be 40 miles NW of Manchester. I never had any reason to go west of Manchester into the center of the state. All of central NH is a land of coniferous forest and tiny villages like Bradford. South of Manchester the scene is dominated by immigrants from Massachusetts centered around a big town, Nashua. The actual locals in greater NH refer to them as Massholes. They moved to NH to escape MA taxes.
A million bucks for 156 acres of pine and fir with a nice house and the wondrous barn mentioned above? Sounds like a great deal to me, even in an all cash deal. A million dollars wouldn't get you anything like that where I live at Alexandria in Occupied, Virginia now ruled by the Quisling Northam. So, who set up the dummy LLC through which the property was acquired? A law firm, right? And who found the place? Were they steered to this property by the FBI?
The FBI in NY gave a presser and handed out a memo on the "score." Why the NY City office of the FBI? My WAG would be that they have had one or more sources on the books in NY City telling them where she has been since her "disappearance," and keeping them up to date on her activities and location. Who? There must be at least one lawyer in the mix. A lot of lawyers would "rat out" a client in a heartbeat if approached by the FBI. They know the cost of refusing to cooperate.
The FBI brought the NYPD as well as the local flics to make this arrest? Why did they do that? I just checked in Wikipedia and Bradford has not been ceded to NY City.
My uber WAG would now be that she probably never left the US. In an age of digital passport controls at frontiers it is not easy to move around internationally without being reported electronically. I suppose she could have sneaked across the Canada/US border in northern New England, but she doesn't look the type for spooking around in some little border town or hiking through the Maine woods. And, the Canadians would have noticed her when she arrived at one of their airports even by private jet.
No, on balance I would bet that all the stuff about her residence in Israel or France is probably hot air, but I could be wrong. pl