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Ghislaine Maxwell’s Case Will Unearth Secrets Epstein Took to His Grave

  • What exactly did Epstein do? A trial would answer questions
  • Maxwell played a ‘critical role’ in helping Epstein, U.S. says
U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Audrey Strauss holds a news conference on July 2.

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Audrey Strauss holds a news conference on July 2.

Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg
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The death of Jeffrey Epstein in a New York prison cell last summer robbed his accusers of a chance for justice and shut down the tantalizing possibility that the secrets of a sordid life spent among the rich and powerful might be revealed.

Thursday’s arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell -- almost exactly a year after Epstein was arrested -- suggests a fuller accounting of his acts might yet come.