Ghislaine Maxwell “will die in prison” unless she starts “issuing some names” of others who were connected to Jeffrey Epstein’s child trafficking ring, an insider has revealed.
Matthew Barhoma, a criminal-appeals lawyer in Los Angeles, has revealed that Maxwell’s only hope of avoiding spending the rest of her life in prison is to begin cooperating with investigators.
Following her conviction on multiple sex trafficking charges earlier this week, 60-year-old Maxwell is now facing up to 65 years in prison.
Unless she plans on living beyond 125, she’s done for.
“Maxwell truly has two options,” Barhoma revealed.
“She can fight this case and take it up on appeal, where she will likely face a 65-year sentence, or she can start issuing some names of who else was involved for a substantially lighter sentence.”
After the guilty verdict, Bobbi C. Sternheim, one of Maxwell’s attorneys, told reporters that his team is “confident” that Maxwell has a way out.
“We firmly believe in Ghislaine’s innocence,” Sternheim said, despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary that was presented in court.
“Obviously, we are very disappointed with the verdict.
“We have already started working on the appeal and we are confident that she will be vindicated.”
Neama Rahmani, the president of West Coast Trial Lawyers said, “she’s going to appeal because otherwise, she’s going to die in federal prison.”
“The most interesting part is what everyone wants to know: Is she going to cooperate?” he said.
“Is she going to name names, or does she just appeal and remain silent?”
“You don’t want to be a snitch, you don’t want to start pointing the finger, but now you’re a convicted felon, and you’re looking at decades in federal prison,” he added.
“Do you try to save yourself?”