Ghislaine Maxwell’s husband and siblings are preparing to offer $30 million in security to free the “millionaire madam” from jail before Christmas, according to a report in the UK broadsheet Daily Telegraph as detailed by the Daily Mail.
New York prosecutors said in July that Maxwell, accused of procuring girls for convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, was married but would not divulge her husband’s name or his financial situation, as CrimeOnline previously reported.
According to the Daily Mail, however, he is tech entrepreneur Scott Borgerson, and he plans to put up $25 million in the bail package while Maxwell’s siblings put up the other $5 million. He is reportedly “devastated” over Maxwell’s incarceration.
The Daily Mail said that the couple lived in a $2.4 million oceanfront home in Massachusetts until Maxwell bought the $1 million property in New Hampshire where she was arrested on July 2 on a six-count indictment on sex trafficking and perjury charges. Maxwell, who has French, British and American passports, has been denied bail, mostly on fears that she would flee to France, which does extradite citizens charged with crimes.
The Telegraph report says that Maxwell, who denies the allegations against her, would give up her American and British passports, wear a GPS monitor, and agree to home confinement.
Maxwell’s friends and family have been whining about the conditions the 58-year-old socialite has been forced to endure since her arrest. They claim she’s lost weight because she can’t have a vegan diet and is forced to wear paper clothes, which humiliate her.
Maxwell’s trial is expected to begin next summer.
Maxwell was arrested almost a year after disgraced financier Epstein died from an apparent suicide in jail while he was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
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