Ex-federal prosecutor says 'narcissist' Ghislaine Maxwell will NEVER spill Epstein's secrets
Neama Rahmani believes that Maxwell's actions and decisions till date indicate she is not going to cooperate against Epstein's co-conspirators
Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison on June 28 for helping late financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse young girls. The crime, for which she was sentenced in a Manhattan federal court, was called a “horrific scheme” that inflicted “incalculable” harm on victims by the judge. But the question remains - Is Maxwell going to spill the details? Neama Rahmani, a former federal prosecutor, says she is unlikely to cooperate.
Reports by DailyMail suggest that Rahmani, who is now a litigator in Los Angeles, believes that Maxwell's actions and decisions till date indicate that she is not going to cooperate against Epstein's co-conspirators. He said, "She's dug in her heels -- she pushed this case to trial, she made all these women testify, and revictimized them by making them repeat their stories in court. If you wanted the full benefit of cooperation, you wouldn't do any of this. I haven't seen anything that leads me to believe that anyone else is going to be prosecuted in this case."
The 43-year-old litigator, who is not connected to the case but spoke as a legal expert, further added, "The problem with cooperation is you're essentially waiving your right to appeal. You have to admit to participating in the trafficking and abuse of these young girls for the cooperation to mean anything. She's much more likely to take her chances on appeal."
Is there still a possibility?
As per the DailyMail report, Rahmani expressed that there is a possibility for offenders to give evidence against co-conspirators after their sentencing, in exchange for a shot at a reduced sentence -- but it is extremely rare. "It's not too late, although people who cooperate usually plead guilty. Or once they are convicted and see the writing on the wall, then they cooperate," he said. However, Maxwell's non-apology during the sentencing, in which she blamed Epstein and tagged herself as another victim, led Rahmani to believe she is not going to cooperate. He said, "Those aren't statements from someone who is accepting responsibility, who is remorseful, and is going to help the government bring other people to justice. Anything is possible, but Maxwell seems like a total narcissist. She really does believe she's a victim, and she's suffered this grave injustice."
Maxwell's role in sex trafficking
According to the allegations and evidence presented at trial, from at least 1994, up to and including in or about 2004, Maxwell assisted, facilitated, and participated in Epstein’s abuse of minor girls by, among other things, helping Epstein to recruit, groom, and ultimately abuse victims known to Maxwell and Epstein to be under the age of 18. The victims were as young as 14 years old when they were groomed and abused by Maxwell and Epstein, both of whom knew that their victims were in fact minors. As a part and in furtherance of their scheme to abuse minor victims, Maxwell and Epstein enticed and caused minor victims to travel to Epstein’s residences in different states, which Maxwell knew and intended would result in their grooming for and subjection to sexual abuse.