Ghislaine Maxwell Offers Over $28 Million In Bail After Judge Dismissed Her Previous $5 Million Request

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Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s former associate accused of sex-trafficking charges, has offered a $28.5 million bond after a judge rejected her $5 million offering, according to The Hill.

U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan rejected Maxwell’s $5 million offer because the socialite has international ties and her birth country, France, does not extradite citizens, The Hill reported.(RELATED: Epstein’s Ponzi Scheme Partner Says Ghislaine Maxwell Will ‘Crack In Two Seconds’ And Cooperate With Feds)

“Ms. Maxwell is proposing an expansive set of bail conditions that is more than adequate to address any concern regarding risk of flight and reasonably assure Ms. Maxwell’s presence in court,” Maxwell’s attorneys said in a Monday filing, Bloomberg reported.

Maxwell’s lawyers say that their client is at risk from contracting coronavirus in jail, according to The Hill. Her unidentified spouse, who her attorney say is an American citizen, cosigned a $22.5 million personal bond for her, according to The Hill. According to tax filings, Maxwell and her spouse married in 2016, The Hill reported.

“I have never witnessed anything close to inappropriate with Ghislaine; quite to the contrary, the Ghislaine I know is a wonderful and loving person,” Maxwell’s unidentified husband wrote in a letter with the filing.

In July, federal agents arrested Maxwell in the small town of Bradford, New Hampshire, reported NBC10 Boston. The socialite was staying in a property that did not have cellphone service called “Tuckedaway,” NBC10 Boston reported.