Ghislaine Maxwell claims inmate planned to ‘strangle her in her sleep' for money
She will be sentenced on June 28
Ghislaine Maxwell is allegedly in danger after a fellow inmate was offered money to murder her, with the criminal reportedly planning to "strangle her in her sleep."
With her sentencing date fast approaching, Maxwell is reportedly facing hurdles whilst behind bars as inmates are allegedly being offered money to take her out. The longtime friend and confidant of the late Jeffrey Epstein is set to be sentenced on June 28 after being found guilty on five of the six charges she faced in December 2019.
According to court papers obtained by NBC, Maxwell's lawyers heard from "three other inmates" that their client's life was in danger at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.
"One of the female inmates in Ms. Maxwell's housing unit told at least three other inmates that she had been offered money to murder Ms. Maxwell and that she planned to strangle her in her sleep," the lawyers wrote.
The inmate also said that the 20 years she would serve for murder was certainly worth the hefty payday. The unnamed inmate was put in solitary confinement, presumably for Maxwell's safety.
"This incident reflects the brutal reality that there are numerous prison inmates who would not hesitate to kill Ms. Maxwell — whether for money, fame, or simple 'street cred,'" the lawyers added.
In response, a spokesman for the Bureau of Prisons said: "Additionally, for privacy, safety, and security reasons, the BOP does not discuss whether a particular inmate is the subject of allegations, investigations, or sanctions in prison, nor do we comment on the conditions of confinement for any individual or group of inmates."
Lawyers spoke with a judge last week and urged them to consider four to five years of jail time for Maxwell as it would be "a travesty of justice for her to face a sentence that would have been appropriate for Epstein."
"Epstein was the mastermind, Epstein was the principal abuser, and Epstein orchestrated the crimes for his personal gratification," the attorneys added. "Indeed, had Ghislaine Maxwell never had the profound misfortune of meeting Jeffrey Epstein over 30 years ago, she would not be here."
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