A trio of judges from a federal appeals court in Manhattan denied Ghislaine Maxwell’s request to be let out on bail while she’s awaiting trial for allegedly procuring underage girls for multimillionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
The three-judge panel from the 2nd Circuit Court handed down the one-page ruling Tuesday afternoon, denying the bid and ordering Maxwell’s attorneys to raise any issue they might have about her incarceration in a lower district court.
Maxwell’s attorney David Markus said in an email that he was “heartbroken” by the decision.
“We are considering our options for next steps,” he added.
The ruling came after Markus argued on Monday that Maxwell faces harsh conditions in the jail during a remote hearing in front of the three-judge panel.
Markus insisted Maxwell can’t prepare for trial because she’s awakened every 15 minutes in the night by jail guards who shine flashlights in her cell.
In the hearing, Assistant US Attorney Lara Pomerantz