GHISLAINE Maxwell has demanded a judge DROP charges against her after claims that she is protected by Jeffrey Epstein's sweetheart deal.
The argument is among many that the ex-girlfriend of the disgraced financier has filed in an attempt to dismiss or reduce the federal charges she is up against.
Maxwell claimed she’s protected by Jeffrey Epstein’s 2007 non-prosecution agreement – and that not enough black and Hispanic jurors were used to indict her.
The deal used by Epstein allowed him avoid federal prosecution on sex-trafficking charges, in exchange for pleading guilty in 2008 to state prostitution charges in Florida and registering as a sex offender.
And the deal was also designed to protect those around him – although it didn't name Maxwell personally.
Maxwell, 59, is charged with recruiting and grooming three teenage girls to be sexually abused by Epstein between 1994 and 1997.
She is also charged with partaking in some of the abuse herself.
She was arrested in July 2020 – and has remained in prison since she is viewed as a flight risk.
Maxwell’s lawyer also argued on Monday that certain charges in the six-count indictment against her are “multiplicitous” or purposely vague.
But they also claim that her constitutional rights were violated because not enough black or Hispanic grand jurors were used to indict her.
Prosecutors opted to use a grand jury empanelled in White Plains, instead of jurors from New York City to indict Maxwell, because of the ongoing pandemic.
The filing read: "In doing so, the government procured Ms. Maxwell’s indictment using a grand jury pool that excluded residents of the community in which Ms. Maxwell allegedly committed the offenses with which she is charged, and in which she will be tried, in favor of a grand jury drawn from a community in which Black and Hispanic residents are significantly underrepresented by comparison."
Her trial is scheduled for July, and prosecutors have not yet filed their response to Maxwell’s motions to dismiss.
Last month, Maxwell also offered to pay for 24-hour armed guards outside her home to stop her from fleeing in a desperate bid to be freed on bail.
Lawyers told a court that Maxwell would pay for the security guards as part of a $28.5million bail package, unsealed documents revealed.
She proposed having armed guards ensure that she remained confined to a New York City residence – and be monitored at all times via an electronic tagging device.
She also asked to be released on a bond of $22.5 million offered up by her spouse of four years Scott Borgerson.
Prince Andrew accuser Virginia Giuffre previously hailed the news that Maxwell lost her bail bid and she said jail was "where she belongs".
Jeffrey Epstein's "sex slave" also praised the "amazing survivors" who have shown "what bravery looks like" in the face of what she called "wealthy tyranny".
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