GHISLAINE Maxwell's lawyers brought up a judge's murdered son as they try to keep details secret in an effort to secure bail for the alleged conspirator to pedophile Jeffrey Epstein
The reference to the murder of New Jersey Judge Esther Salas’ son Dan Anderl was made in a document that was unsealed on Friday, The New York Post reported.
Lawyer Christian Everdell wrote of "sensitive subject matter" in Maxwell's case – as she faces charges for sex trafficking related to Epstein's pedophile ring.
The document, dated November 30, said people who would back Maxwell's bail "have legitimate fears for their safety if they are publicly identified" due to the nature of the alleged Epstein accomplice's charges.
“As we have all been recently reminded with the tragic case of the death of Judge Esther Salas’s son, there are people who are capable of committing horrible acts of violence — even against innocent third parties — by convincing themselves that their actions are justified," Everdell wrote in a footnote.
The filing added that people who want to back the British socialite's bail attempt "are older and do not have the financial means to hire a personal security detail to protect themselves," The Post reported.
The filing came months after Salas' 20-year-old son was killed in a shooting in July.
The two had been home in her New Jersey basement, when her son ran upstairs to answer the door – and was shot three times.
Her son died, and her husband was critically injured in the shooting.
In a video statement weeks after her son's death, Salas said she believes Anderl was hit because the alleged killer "was targeting me," The New York Times reported.
"Two weeks ago, my life as I knew it changed in an instant, and my family will never be the same,” Salas said in the video.
“A madman, who I believe was targeting me because of my position as a federal judge, came to my house.”
Salas was put under 24-hour protection after her son was killed and her husband was injured.
Months after the judge's own son was fatally shot, Maxwell's lawyer brought up the slaying in his client's own bid to get out of the Metropolitan Detention Center on bail.
Maxwell had requested a bail of $5million in July – but it was denied as she was dubbed a flight risk.
Maxwell is awaiting trial for allegedly taking part in the sex trafficking operation of American financier and convicted sex offender Epstein, who committed suicide in his Metropolitan Correctional Center cell in August 2019.
Maxwell has plead not guilty to charges, as she was accused of bringing girls as young as 14 for Epstein to abuse and training them to comply to his wishes.
The accused madam is now hoping to appear in court on December 21 in her latest bail attempt.
Her legal team has requested a hearing so that she may be home in time for the holidays.
Her lawyers have complained about Maxwell's alleged treatment in MCC – including that “she is over-managed" in "restrictive" conditions.
They also brought up that she is woken up frequently – as she is on suicide watch to avoid the same incidents that happened with Epstein – and complained of her alleged treatment as she was quarantined for possible Covid-19 exposure.
In a filing last month, Assistant US Attorney Maurene Comey rejected the defense team’s claims surrounding the alleged conditions Maxwell faces.
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