Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s confidante who stands accused by federal prosecutors of recruiting and grooming underage girls for the late financier and his friends, has hired “super lawyer” Bobbi Sternheim as her defense attorney.
Sternheim is best known for defending al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden operative Khaled al-Fawwaz, who is serving life in prison for the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people.
The attorney claimed that Khaled al-Fawwaz did receive a fair trial because his case was heard in a courtroom located only a few blocks from the World Trade Center.
Sternheim’s profile on her law firm’s website notes, “Among her notable criminal cases, Bobbi has tried international organized crime and racketeering conspiracies, international terrorism offenses, international telemarketing fraud, capital murder, and interstate transport of pornographic media. She has represented federal defendants charged with death-eligible offenses as both lead and learned counsel and persuaded the Attorney General of the United States to de-authorize a federal death penalty case.
“Notable civil cases include a gender discrimination suit against the Mission of Saudi Arabia, a financial interpleader action against Imelda Marcos, and a medical malpractice suit against the United States Bureau of Prisons.”
Maxwell has also hired another attorney, Christian Everdell, the former prosecutor who assisted in the conviction of drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
Quite a dream team.
Maxwell, who has stated through her attorneys that she is worried that Epstein was murdered and that she will be next, reportedly has a “secret stash” of tapes she’ll use to “save herself” and is prepared to “name big names,” is, according to Justice.gov, charged with one count of enticing a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, one count of conspiracy to entice a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, one count of transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, one count of conspiracy to transport a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, and two counts of perjury, each of which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.
She has plead not guilty to all charges.