Prosecutors Aim to Keep Evidence Sealed in Maxwell Case

Prosecutors Aim to Keep Evidence Sealed in Maxwell Case

(WatchDogReport.org) – Convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein might be dead, but the probe into his crimes is not. At the same time, his ex-girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, is awaiting trial for allegedly helping him lure young girls into his web. Her attorneys are trying to find out more about the Epstein case, but they’re hitting a brick wall.

On October 6, Manhattan prosecutors sent a letter to the judge overseeing the case asking for permission to delay discovery. They said that turning over 80 pages of documents and photos about Epstein’s alleged victims could jeopardize that case and prevent other important witnesses from coming forward.

Here’s the kicker: the government has reportedly turned over more than 328,000 documents in the case already.

Prosecutors want to keep the scope of the probe secret, and that’s why they’re trying to delay handing over the other documents in question for the time being. It’s unclear whether more people may face charges. Perhaps that’s what they’re trying to keep under wraps.

The judge has not ruled on this motion yet. We will keep you updated as we learn more.

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