Ghislaine Maxwell, a longtime partner of Jeffrey Epstein, has been arrested as an investigation continues into allegations of widespread sex trafficking even after the disgraced financier’s death behind bars.
Now that Maxwell is in custody, Epstein’s former partner in a Ponzi scheme is predicting that she will crack under pressure and tell federal investigators everything she knows, which could be bad for some powerful people — including former President Bill Clinton.
The FBI had reportedly been keeping tabs on Maxwell for quite some time and agents decided to make their move shortly after she plopped down a chunk of cash to buy some property in New Hampshire recently.
“A lie the first time it was told”
Reports indicate she had access to about $20 million at the time of her arrest, as well as several passports and an array of international contacts that could have helped her flee the country.
Maxwell faces criminal charges including conspiracy to entice minors to engage in illegal sex acts, conspiracy to transport minors for illegal sex acts, transportation of a minor to engage in illegal sex acts, and perjury.
The counts stem from her alleged role in luring young girls to properties owned by Epstein to have sex with him and some of his guests.
Among the notable figures to visit an Epstein property would be Clinton, who has repeatedly denied any connection to alleged wrongdoing.
When accusations resurfaced earlier this year that the former president had visited Epstein’s infamous island, Clinton spokesman Angel Urena said that it “was a lie the first time it was told, and it isn’t true today, no matter how many times it’s repeated.”
“Prison is too tough and hard”
In a new interview with The Sun, Steven Hoffenberg said Maxwell would “crack in two seconds” if authorities move to keep her in custody.
“She’s not able to take that sort of cruel punishment,” Epstein’s one-time partner in crime said. “Prison is too tough and hard, she’ll have to be in solitary confinement, and she’ll snap.”
If Maxwell does come clean under questioning, she would be able to reveal the extent of Epstein’s activities, Hoffenberg said.
He declared that Epstein’s closest associate “knows everything,” which might have some powerful men sleeping a little less easily these days.