Ghislaine Maxwell’s bail application will be rejected because her bond is too low and should be as much as $100million, New York’s most famous bail bondsman has said. Bonds can be helpful in many cases. You can check this site to know more.
Ira Judelson said that Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged madam will have to significantly increase the $5million bail package she is offering.
She will have to come up with different properties to back it up as Manhattan’s federal court will not accept the $3.75million of homes in the UK.
Judelson said that if Maxwell does get bail, prosecutors will put cameras in the home where she is staying so they can monitor her 24/7 – and will remove all the knives for her own protection.
Maxwell is due to appear in federal court in New York Tuesday where a judge will decide if she gets bail.
Judelson (pictured in white) said that if Maxwell does get bail, prosecutors will put cameras in the home where she is staying so they can monitor her 24/7
The 58-year-old British socialite is accused of being Epstein’s madam and arranging girls as young as 14 for him to abuse.
She has said she will ‘vigorously’ defend herself against the allegations.
Judelson (pictured) claims Maxwell’s bail application will be rejected and should be as much as $100million
Judelson has arranged bonds for the likes of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and Dominic Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund who was accused of raping a hotel maid in New York in 2011.
His other clients include rappers Old Dirty B******, Ja Rule, DMX, ‘Manhattan Madam’ Kristin Davis, and retired UFC fighter Conor McGregor.
Speaking to DailyMail.com, Judelson said that Maxwell’s bail bond could top that of Epstein after his arrest last July.
The pedophile’s lawyers offered a $77million package including his New York mansion, his private jet, and another property as collateral.
Judelson said: ‘There is no way that $5million is going to be enough for Maxwell. In my opinion, she’s a flight risk.
‘I could see the judge asking for $5million cash, $25million in the property as part of a $100million bond, but not what they’ve offered.
‘They’re not going to accept properties outside the U.S. either. The U.S. government can’t attach a property to a bond if it’s not in America and that’s when a guy like me comes in.
‘I’ve done some of the guys from the FIFA soccer corruption cases and they had properties in the Caribbean, and that wasn’t allowed’.
Maxwell was romantically involved with Jeffrey Epstein from around 1992, but then became his ‘right-hand woman’, managing his property empire and, it is alleged, his trafficking of minors
Maxwell was arrested on July 2 at her $1million home called ‘Tuckedaway’ in the rural town of Bradford, New Hampshire.
Maxwell’s lawyers said that the $5million bond would be co-signed by two of her sisters and friends backed up by more than $3.75million in UK property.
She would be confined to a home in the New York area, surrender all her travel documents and be subject to GPS monitoring.
But that is assuming that she can find somewhere for her to stay, Judelson said.
After Strauss-Kahn was given bail, which a judge set at $1m, he was confined to a $14m townhouse in Tribeca in New York which was dubbed his ‘gilded cage’.
Judelson said that nobody wanted to loan Strauss-Kahn their property so he had to call in a favor from a realtor he knew.
Maxwell could face similar problems and he advised that the ‘have a property lined up already’, Judelson said.
He said: ‘The government is going to want to have a good look around inside and if they are OK with it, they are going to bring in a camera system so they can keep an eye on her.
‘They will make sure she is safe and will do things like removing the knives from the kitchen’.
Judelson has arranged bonds for the likes of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and ‘Manhattan Madam’ Kristin Davis
Judelson arranged the bail for UFC fighter Conor McGregor. Pictured arriving at court in November 2019
Judelson said that he has not yet received a call from Maxwell’s lawyers but would not be surprised if he got one at the last minute.
He said: ‘One of her lawyers is a former prosecutor who helped put El Chapo away, but I think they need to start being more creative.
‘She may have an argument about catching the coronavirus while in jail and it’s costing the government a lot of money to keep her inside and protected so they may want to put some of the cost back on her’.
Maxwell is currently being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn which a former warden has called one of the ‘most troubled’ jails in the federal prison system.
She was arrested on July 2 at her $1million home called ‘Tuckedaway’ in the rural town of Bradford, New Hampshire.
According to reports, she had moved 36 times in the year since Epstein killed himself in jail out of fear for her safety.