Federal judge rules against attempts by Ghislaine Maxwell to have charges tossed: Report

A federal judge isn’t letting Ghislaine Maxwell, an alleged accomplice of convicted pedophile and noted Bill Clinton associate Jeffrey Epstein, off the hook.

Law and Crime reports that U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan said no Friday to several motions filed by Maxwell’s attorneys, who were hoping to quash the charges against her with some tricky legal maneuvering.

Denied, denied

In one motion, Maxwell and her legal team made the case to the judge that a plea deal signed by Epstein in 2007 shielded her, a potential co-conspirator in those crimes, from prosecution. But the judge disagreed, noting that the deal was signed with prosecutors in the Southern District of Florida, rather than the Southern District of New York, where Maxwell is currently being tried.

“The court concludes that the agreement does not apply in this District or to the charged offenses,” Nathan wrote in her opinion, according to Law and Crime.

In another motion, the defense tried to claim that the PROTECT Act of 2003, which eliminates the statute of limitations in some cases to allow child victims of violent crimes to come forward, could not be applied retroactively. But Nathan disagreed yet again.

“Maxwell contends that it is unfair to allow the government to prosecute her now for conduct that occurred more than twenty years ago, but there is no dispute that Congress has the power to set a lengthy limitations period or no limitations period at all,” the judge wrote, according to Law and Crime.

Nathan went on: “It has done so here, judging that the difficulty of prosecuting these offenses and the harm they work on children outweighs a defendant’s interest in repose. Maxwell’s fairness argument is a gripe with Congress’s policy judgment, not an impermissibly retroactive application of the statute.”

Motion granted

Maxwell did score one victory, however, as Reuters notes. The judge granted her a motion to divide the case into two separate trials, one of which is set to focus on claims that Maxwell lied in depositions during a defamation case involving Virginia Giuffre, one of Epstein’s victims, and another focusing on allegations that Maxwell groomed and abused young girls for Epstein.

“Although some allegations of sexual abuse are relevant to both sets of charges, many are not,” Nathan said in her ruling, as Law and Crime reports.

“At a minimum, this will expand the scope of the trial far beyond the narrower issues presented,” the judge added. “And while the court agrees with the government that at least some of Maxwell’s concerns are overstated, there is little question that the jury’s consideration of the nature of the defamation action will require a significant investment of time and resources to provide the requisite context.”

Of course, these motions all apply only to charges for crimes alleged to have been committed between 1994 and 1997, as Law and Crime notes. Recently, prosecutors filed new charges involving Maxwell’s alleged conduct up through 2004.

Maxwell’s trial is reportedly slated for July 12, though the date is subject to change.

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  1. Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, George Soros, The Execs in the High Tech Industry, the entire Biden Family, all of the Dems currently in office should all face charges and life in prison for Treason!

    1. Hope and pray it comes out on all of them, bet they are sweating bullets. Hope and pray she stays healthy, lots of people are worried, must be good. Take goodcare of her, some people involved , are not known to be around long.

    2. Until those in Epstein’s records are under the Prison never to see light of day again I won’t hold my breath. There are far too many Democraps in those records for Justice to actually be gotten. Look how they protect their own after MAD MORON Maxine incited people to RIOT and the Democraps protected her from what she should have gotten namely booted from office for life.

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  3. Agreed gwilson, I would also add charges to the owners/CEOs of all the major DEMONCRAT “News” networks more commonly known as the Communist. Nooze Nyetwerks.

  4. Agree with all posts! Maxwell is guilty, she should pay for helping to destroy those girl’s lives! So should slick willie Clinton, killary, Obama’s, Biden’s and all the rest of the pedo network!

  5. They may never spend time in jail but even worse. When the Lord judges them that’s it it will be final …they will never be cold again!!!!!

  6. Time for the corrupt Democrat’s and the corrupt Biden’s to go: Biden Admin Spent $86.9 Million for Housing Migrants this is not the Biden’s administrations money. it’s the American tax payors money, congress has not authorized this expenditure, If the “big guy” is so flush dig into some of that 200 million Hunter received from China. Treason, not in your vocabulary?, How about abuse of power,? How about conflict of interest? It’s like the Bill Clinton complaints, the Biden complaints seem not to have any adverse reactions. this perverse attitude reflects also with his son Hunter. Pillars of moral leadership not really

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