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Judge denies Ghislaine Maxwell’s bid to overturn sex trafficking conviction

Socialite was convicted in December of five counts for bringing teenage girls to the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein

The judge in Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex-trafficking case has upheld her conviction, according to a ruling issued Friday. In rejecting Maxwell’s request for acquittal, Judge Alison Nathan said the guilty verdict was “readily supported by the extensive witness testimony and documentary evidence admitted at trial”.

“Further, those counts of conviction matched the core of criminality charged in the Indictment, presented by the Government at trial, and on which the jury was accurately instructed,” Nathan said.

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