KEY POINTS

  • Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested at her luxurious estate in New Hampshire
  • The enclave was a perfect hiding place as per one of her neighbors
  • Maxwell bought the property in an all-cash transaction

The long arm of the law finally caught up with Ghislaine Maxwell, who was hiding from authorities in a 156-hectare luxury estate in New Hampshire. The confidante of Jeffrey Epstein reportedly fled to one of the bedrooms when federal authorities rang the gate’s bell before her arrest.

Bought In Cash

Court documents reveal the 58-year-old Maxwell bought the estate in the small town of Bradford in an all-cash transaction using what prosecutors termed a “carefully anonymized LLC.” According to reports, the property is at 338 East Washington Road and purchased on Dec. 13 for $1.07 million.

A neighbor, who refused to provide his name, said the sprawling rural property is a good hiding place. In a Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty brokerage listing, it describes the property as a stunning custom-designed Timber Frame home that makes for an amazing retreat for nature lovers and those who want complete privacy. maxwell caught hiding out in luxurious mansion maxwell caught hiding out in luxurious mansion Photo: paulbr - Pixabay

A Morning Call

Federal authorities, accompanied by local police officers, rang the bell at the gate around 8:30 a.m., Thursday (July 2), and were met by a housekeeper. When told the police were there for her, Maxwell reportedly ran into one of the bedrooms but eventually came out without being forced to do so. She immediately asked to contact her lawyer upon being told she was under arrest for allegedly supplying the late Jeffrey Epstein with underage girls.

Hours after her arrest, Maxwell, who is the daughter of media mogul Robert Maxwell, appeared in a New Hampshire federal court to face charges of conspiring with the late sexual offender during the mid-90s to sexually abuse minors. She is also facing two counts of perjury. Epstein was convicted of procuring an underage girl for prostitution in 2008 but was again arrested on July 6, 2019, for sex trafficking of minors in New York and Florida. He was found dead on Aug 10, 2019, inside a Manhattan federal jail after hanging himself.

Detention Hearing

During Maxwell’s hearing in New Hampshire, the judge granted her request to be sent to Manhattan under heavy guard by U.S. marshals. She will be appearing in a detention hearing that will determine whether she can post bail for her temporary liberty.

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