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Ghislaine Maxwell’s Decision to Stay in U.S. May Help Her Chances for Bail

  • Prosecutors say Maxwell is too much of a flight risk for bond
  • Court hearing for former Epstein associate set for July 14
Ghislaine Maxwell

Ghislaine Maxwell

Photographer: Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images 

Unlike Jeffrey Epstein, his longtime associate Ghislaine Maxwell may have strong arguments that could let her stay out of jail ahead of trial, including her decision not to flee the U.S. after his arrest a year ago, legal experts say.

Maxwell, 58, is scheduled to make her first court appearance via video conference July 14 before U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan, where she will enter a plea and the judge will likely hear arguments on whether she should be granted bail.