On July 14, a federal judge ordered Ghislaine Maxwell to be jailed pending trial, saying the international ties, financial resources and “extraordinary capacity to avoid detection” of the one-time girlfriend and alleged accomplice of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein made her a flight risk.
Maxwell pleaded not guilty to charges by New York federal prosecutors that she helped recruit and sexually abuse minors with Epstein. The 58-year-old has a court date of July 12, 2021, and odds are out on whether the trial will, in fact, take place.
Online sportsbook Sportsbook has the betting odds of the trial not happening on July 12, 2021, at -165, with the chances of it taking place on that day in plus money at +125.
What are the Odds of Ghislaine Maxwell’s Trial Happening Next July?
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Maxwell Reportedly Asks to Change Jail Cells
The British socialite was arrested in New Hampshire in July and is being held in a New York jail after a federal judge denied her bail and ordered her held until trial. According to a report in the Independent, Maxwell has asked that she be moved from her current cell, claiming that the guards who are watching over her don’t seem to be “regular personnel.”
She has been taken off suicide watch, her lawyers say, but is still forced to undergo round-the-clock surveillance as well as a number of searches per day. Her team says she is enduring “uniquely onerous conditions,” is being “treated less favorably than a typical pretrial detainee” and “has been confined alone in an area outside of the general population (of inmates) for the entire 36-day period.”
Maxwell’s lawyers say she is watched, via closed-circuit cameras, by “multiple prison guards, many of whom do not appear to be regular (Metropolitan Detention Center) personnel.” The media attention surrounding Maxwell’s detention situation is heightened after Epstein was found hanged in a Manhattan jail last August while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges.