GHISLAINE Maxwell will be kept behind bars as she is seen as an “extreme flight risk” with millions in the bank and international connections to flee America.
The Brit socialite appeared briefly by video from jail at a hearing in a New Hampshire court last night following her FBI arrest on multiple child sex abuse charges.
However, prosecutors filed legal papers ahead of the hearing which described her as an “extreme” flight risk as she has three passports and more than $20 million in various bank accounts.
Maxwell has extensive international connections and has made 15 overseas trips in the last three years to places including to the UK, Japan and Qatar, prosecutors said in a court filing asking that she be held in jail.
They said they’ve located more than a dozen bank accounts for her, including one with a balance of more than $20 million.
The 58-year-old waived her right to seek release on bond following her arrest, although defense lawyer Lawrence Vogelman said she reserved the right to do so once in New York.
She also waived her right to challenge her transfer to New York, where she’ll be formally arraigned on her indictment.
“Are you waiving your right?” US Magistrate Judge Andrea Johnstone asked Maxwell.
“I am,” Maxwell said softly.
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