Ghislaine Maxwell blames difficult childhood, asks for lighter sentence

Posted on AllSides June 16th, 2022
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Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell have asked a judge to sentence her to a significantly lower sentence than recommended by the government, saying her difficult childhood made her vulnerable to Jeffrey Epstein and that she shouldn't face a harsh sentence because of his actions.

Maxwell, 60, was convicted by a jury in December of five federal charges, including sex trafficking of a minor, after a month-long trial where jurors heard testimony about her relationship with the late Epstein. Prosecutors argued during Maxwell's trial that she helped him set up a scheme to lure young...

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