Ghislaine Maxwell’s lover told his local police department he would use a level of force associated with Tasers and non lethal munitions to stop intruders at the home he shared with her.
Scott Borgerson wrote to the chief of the police in Manchester-by-the-Sea in Massachusetts after journalists knocked the door of the $2.4million mansion last August, DailyMail.com can reveal.
He said that ‘I am thinking level four use of force’ if he found an intruder, a law enforcement term to denote use of a Taser, pulling hair and pepper spray.
It also covers canine bites, strikes to the head and neck holds.
In the letter Borgerson said that some of his ‘military/intelligence friends’ would be house sitting while he was away with his family.
Until then he would begin ‘physical patrols of my property on a random and rotating schedule’.
Ghislaine Maxwell’s lover and suspected husband Scott Borgerson wrote to the chief of the force in Manchester-by-the-Sea in Massachusetts last August is pictured on August 19, 2019 He is pictured outside of the police station the day after he sent the email to the chief of police.
Borgerson is a former US Coast Guard officer and his father is a retired sheriff which explains why he is familiar with law enforcement language. His letter makes clear the extent to which he would defend his home and Maxwell
Borgerson wrote to the police after journalists knocked on the door to this $2.4million mansion (pictured) he shared with Maxwell and said, ‘I am thinking level four use of force’ if he found an intruder
Borgerson is a former US Coast Guard officer and his father is a retired sheriff which explains why he is familiar with law enforcement language.
His letter makes clear the extent to which he would defend his home and Maxwell, who was living with him there for some time.
DailyMail.com revealed last year that Borgerson, 44, a millionaire tech entrepreneur, and Maxwell, 58, were a couple who were living at his home in Manchester.
Level 4 use of force includes includes a taser, pepper spray and neck holds
Level 4 use of force includes taser, empty hand strikes, impact weapons, less lethal munitions and K9 deployments as well as:
- Any intentional pointing of a firearm at a person
- Any weaponless defense technique applied to a vulnerable area, excluding strikes, including hair grab, pressure to mastoid or jaw line, and shoulder muscle grab
- Any of the following weaponless defense techniques: Control hold, escort (elbow), twist lock, arm-bar, bent-wrist
- Any on-duty firearm discharge to dispatch an injured animal
- Any Level 3 Use of Force reduced to a Level 4 Use of Force
- Any police canine deployment without contact
She is now accused of being Jeffrey Epstein’s chief recruiter and during her bail hearing prosecutors revealed she has a ‘spouse’, leading to speculation it could be Borgerson.
Borgerson contacted Todd Fitzgerald, who at the time was interim chief of police, on August 18 last year he asked ‘what are my rights’ if a journalist knocks on his door again.
Borgerson wrote: ‘What I would like to do is to detain them and call (the police) once the subject is ‘secured’.
‘I am thinking level 4 use of force. I am starting physical patrols of my property today on a random and rotating schedule’.
Police departments and law enforcement agencies across the country have their own ranking systems on use of force to respond appropriately to each situation.
Many follow a similar pattern and go from level one to level six, the most serious.
Level four use of force includes anything that results in the loss of consciousness and rough physical movements like takedowns.
According to one definition it also includes ‘any vehicle pursuit resulting in death, serious physical injury or injuries requiring treatment at a hospital’.
Level 5 would include choke holds while level 6, the highest, would be deadly force like deploying firearms.
Three days after his first email Borgerson sent another email which read that he was taking his family camping to New Hampshire for a few days.
He said he had ‘blanketed’ the property in CCTV cameras and installed more ‘No Trespassing’ signs on his driveway.
Borgerson said: ‘Several military/intelligence friends will be house sitting for me while I’m away.
‘FYI I am also in touch with former Boston police commissioner Ed Davis and his security firm who says he knows you and that you have worked well together in the past. We’ve agreed they will remain on standby and they will coordinate our personal security should we again come under siege’.
Chief Fitzgerald wrote back to Borgerson: ‘Thanks for the update. We will continue the extra patrols of the area so I would let your friends know we will be in the area’.
Borgerson is believed to have met Maxwell six years ago through speaking engagements connected to ocean preservation, a subject on which they share a passion. They were both pictured speaking at the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 2014 (left and right)
DailyMail.com reached out to Davis and his security firm, The Edward Davis Company, for comment.
Davis said in an email that Borgerson ‘made a brief inquiry about security at his home but that was it’.
Borgerson never hired his company, Davis said.
Borgerson contacted Todd Fitzgerald, who at the time was interim chief of police, on August 18 last year he asked ‘what are my rights’ if a journalist knocks on his door
Journalists were not the only people who Borgerson had run-ins with after buying the property in 2016.
When his neighbors found out who Maxwell was they began a campaign to shame them into leaving, DailyMail.com has previously revealed.
It led to a court case where Borgerson successfully fought the neighbors’ decision to prevent them from using paths and a beach near the oceanfront property, part of the 40-acre estate shared by other owners.
But the decision was not handed down until after Maxwell had already left for her new life of seclusion in neighboring New Hampshire.
One neighbor said: ‘They were absolutely appalled to learn who they were allowing to have the run of their property,’ one resident told DailyMail.com.
‘The second they learned she was involved with Epstein they decided to try to limit how much they could use their land.’
Other neighbors talked about how Borgerson kept violent dogs that would run up to people and bark at them.
The wealthy tech CEO had once shared the stately home with Maxwell, buying it together in 2016, with the brazen socialite giving tours of the lavishly decorated mansion (pictured) to her neighbors
The 44- year-old was seen for the first time last week since 58-year-old Maxwell’s arrest, exclusive DailyMail.com photos show
On August 20 last year, around the time Borgerson was emailing with his local police department, the property manager for the estate his home is on called the police after he allegedly threatened her daughter.
According to a police report seen by DailyMail.com: ‘Skylar stated that as she was driving a golf cart around their property while babysitting, Borgerson approached them while carrying his phone ‘intensely and aggressively,’ and while holding some sort of stick with a metal ending at his side. Skylar stated Borgerson said to her ‘your mother put my child in danger.’
Maxwell and Borgerson’s ties run deep and a building permit from their home in Manchester suggests they bought it together, with Maxwell using the fake name ‘Jennifer Ellmax’.
Maxwell set up a company to buy the $1million home in New Hampshire where she was arrested on July 2nd using a lawyer who also set up one of Borgerson’s companies.
Maxwell is currently being detained at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn and is due to stand trial next July after denying the allegations.
She is set to face further embarrassment on Thursday when hundreds of pages about her sex life from a separate case are due to be unsealed.
Borgerson did not respond to a request for comment.