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Ghislaine Maxwell Appeals Conviction for Sex-Trafficking

  • British socialite sentenced last week to 20 years in prison
  • Maxwell will seek to overturn her conviction on five counts
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Ghislaine Maxwell Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

Ghislaine Maxwell, who was sentenced last week to 20 years in prison for engaging in a sex-trafficking scheme with former boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein, is appealing her conviction.

Her lawyer, Bobbi Sternheim, on Thursday filed a notice of appeal in federal court in Manhattan. Maxwell, 60, was found guilty in December of luring underage girls into Epstein’s orbit for sexual abuse and sometimes participating in the abuse herself. US Circuit Judge Alison Nathan sentenced her on June 28, calling her conduct “heinous and predatory.”