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Maxwell Asks for Less Than Six Years for Sex Trafficking

  • US probation officials say she deserves 20-year prison term
  • Maxwell says US jail inmate recently threatened to kill her
Ghislaine Maxwell in 2015.
Ghislaine Maxwell in 2015.Photographer: Andrew Savulich/NY Daily News Archive/Getty Images
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Ghislaine Maxwell, who was convicted of engaging in a 10-year sex-trafficking scheme with former boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein, asked a judge to sentence her to less than six years in prison, far less than the 20 years US probation officials said she deserves.

Maxwell’s lawyers, in a letter to the judge, said the British socialite should be sentenced to 51 months to 63 months. According to US sentencing guidelines calculations, her crime warrants a sentence of 24 years to 30 years.