Jury in Ghislaine Maxwell trial resumes deliberations

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Jury in Ghislaine Maxwell trial resumes deliberations

The jury in Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial resumed deliberations Monday after a four-day break for the holiday — and requested numerous office supplies and transcripts soon after they reconvened for the day.  

The 12-person panel sent a note to Judge Alison Nathan around 10:30 a.m., requesting different colored Post-it notes, white board paper and highlighters. 

They also asked for a transcript of testimony given by “Matt” at the trial and a definition of the word “enticement.” 

In a subsequent note, the jury requested a transcript for former Palm Beach police officer Gregory Parkinson, who spoke at the trial about a 2005 search of Jeffrey Epstein’s Florida mansion. 

Matt, a prosecution witness who testified using a pseudonym, told jurors he dated Maxwell accuser “Jane” years after she was allegedly abused by the disgraced socialite and Epstein. 

The panel has deliberated over Maxwell’s fate for some 17 hours over the course of four days.
The panel has deliberated over Maxwell’s fate for some 17 hours over the course of four days.
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Ghislaine Maxwell (center right) speaks to her attorney Bobbi Sternheim, before being escorted to a jail cell by the U.S. Marshals, during Maxwell's sex trafficking trial on December 22, 2021.
Ghislaine Maxwell speaks to her attorney Bobbi Sternheim before being escorted to a jail cell in this sketch from December 22, 2021.
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Ghislaine Maxwell is charged with assisting Jeffrey Epstein in trafficking underage girls to perform sexual acts on men.
Maxwell is charged with assisting Jeffrey Epstein in trafficking underage girls to perform sexual acts.
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Ghislaine Maxwell siblings in an office near the New York Federal courthouse.
Ghislaine Maxwell siblings in an office near the New York federal courthouse.
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Leah Saffian, friend of Ghislaine Maxwell arrives at the Thurgood Marshall Federal Court for the jury deliberations during the Ghislaine Maxwell sex trafficking case on December 27, 2021 Leah Saffian, friend of Ghislaine Maxwell arrives at the Thurgood Marshall Federal Court for the jury deliberations during the Ghislaine Maxwell sex trafficking case on December 27, 2021.
Leah Saffian, a friend of Ghislaine Maxwell, arrives at federal court for the jury deliberations during the Maxwell sex trafficking case on December 27, 2021.
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Ghislaine Maxwell defense attorney Christian Everdell arrives at the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse on December 27, 2021.
Ghislaine Maxwell defense attorney Christian Everdell arrives at the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse on December 27, 2021.
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Matt testified that Jane said Epstein was a “godfather” figure to her when she was young and that he helped her and her family out financially. 

Jane, who also testified at the trial, did not detail her alleged abuse by Epstein and Maxwell to Matt but hinted at it during their relationship, he added. 

“She would just say to me, ‘Matt, the money wasn’t f–king free,’” he said in his testimony on Dec. 1. 

On Monday, Nathan said she would refer jurors to her jury charge that includes instructions about what to consider “enticement.” 

Jeffrey Epstein & Ghislaine Maxwell were both part of the sex trafficking ring that provide notable figures with the company of underage girls.
Jeffrey Epstein and Maxwell were both allegedly part of the sex-trafficking ring that provided notable figures with underage girls.
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The panel has deliberated over Maxwell’s fate for some 17 hours over the course of four days. 

The jury last met on Wednesday and requested transcripts for three witnesses who testified.

The jury asked for testimony from Maxwell accusers Jane and Kate, as well as Epstein’s longtime housekeeper Juan Alessi, in a note sent at about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday.

On Tuesday — the first full day of deliberations — the panel requested a host of evidence to review while mulling over the case, including an FBI document related to a statement that a Maxwell accuser, who testified using her first name, Carolyn, made to agents in 2007.

In a second note that day, the panel asked the judge if it could consider testimony from accuser Annie Farmer as evidence of conspiracy to commit a crime involving two counts that Maxwell faces.

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