Reports had just surfaced that the judge in the Ghislaine Maxwell case was going to ask jurors to deliberate through the weekend.
That will not be necessary, however, as a verdict has been reached.
Maxwell has been found guilty of five of the six counts she had been charged with in the case.
Jurors have been deliberating on the case since December 20.
It seemed less and less likely that a verdict would be reached with every passing day before the year turned.
After word was released that the judge was going to ask the jury to work through the holiday weekend, poof, a verdict was reached.
Maxwell has been found guilty on five of the six charges she faced.
Assistant US Attorney Alison Moe told jurors, “She was a sophisticated predator who knew exactly what she was doing.
“She ran the same playbook again and again and again.”
Her defense lawyers have maintained her innocence throughout, but the optics in this case were never in Maxwell’s favor.
The more imagery released related to the case made it apparent that she played an integral role in Jeffrey Epstein’s disgusting human trafficking scheme.
Maxwell faced a maximum sentence of 70 years if convicted on all accounts.
While sentencing has not yet been set, it is reasonably safe to assume that Maxwell will be behind bars for the remainder of her life due to the nature of these crimes.
Source: New York Post