“However this Courtroom can’t sentence Ms. Maxwell as if she have been a proxy for Epstein just because Epstein is now not right here,” Maxwell’s legal professional stated of their sentencing advice. “Ms. Maxwell can’t and mustn’t bear all of the punishment for which Epstein ought to have been held accountable.”
Prosecutors are anticipated to make their sentencing advice by June 22, and Maxwell is scheduled to be sentenced on June 28. The probation division beneficial a 20-year sentence, under the sentencing tips.
CNN has reached out to prosecutors for touch upon Maxwell’s sentencing advice.
In Maxwell’s request for a extra lenient sentence Wednesday, her attorneys stated it will be a “travesty of justice” if Maxwell confronted a sentence applicable for Epstein. They beneficial that she obtain between 4.25 and 5.25 years in jail.
Whereas a jury convicted Maxwell on 5 counts, she is going to solely be sentenced on three after the decide presiding over her case agreed that two of the conspiracy counts she confronted have been repetitive.
“Ms. Maxwell has already skilled onerous time throughout detention underneath situations way more onerous and punitive than any skilled by a typical pretrial detainee, and she or he is getting ready to spend considerably extra time behind bars,” Maxwell’s attorneys wrote. “Her life has been ruined. Since Epstein’s demise, her life has been threatened and demise threats proceed whereas she is incarcerated.”
Citing a “tough, traumatic childhood” with an overbearing father, Maxwell’s attorneys say she was “weak” to Epstein, and that assembly him was the “greatest mistake she made in her life.” Maxwell’s attorneys say she has not been accused of “something untoward” within the 15 years since her relationship with Epstein ended.
Maxwell has been detained since her arrest in July 2020, and her attorneys say her time behind bars has been a “disproportionate pre-sentence punishment” that won’t finish now that she’s housed with the overall inhabitants. Her attorneys declare she was most just lately threatened by an inmate in her unit who allegedly instructed her that a further 20 years in jail could be “definitely worth the cash” she’d get for killing Maxwell.
Her attorneys additionally argue she’s topic to a number of pat downs a day the place she alleges “to have been touched in a sexually inappropriate method by correction officers” a number of occasions.