Still no plea deal for Ghislaine Maxwell, who heads to trial next week

Still no plea deal for Ghislaine Maxwell, who heads to trial next week


Federal prosecutors on Tuesday said they’re still not offering Ghislaine Maxwell a plea deal, paving the way for her long-anticipated sex-trafficking trial to begin next week.

At Maxwell’s final pretrial hearing in the Manhattan courtroom where she’ll face a jury Monday, Judge Alison Nathan asked prosecutors and her defense attorneys if a plea deal had been offered.

“None were communicated,” Assistant US Attorney Maurene Comey responded.

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Maxwell was in the courtroom Tuesday, exchanging greetings with her team of lawyers and occasionally sipping from a disposable coffee cup as her legal team hashed out trial logistics with the group of four prosecutors.

Among the issues raised was that Maxwell’s attorneys have subpoenaed a lawyer who represents a victim in the case,

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