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The United States government is set to drop two perjury charges against Ghislaine Maxwell – separate from charges of sexual abuse – if his conviction for facilitating the abuse of young girls by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein is to stand. is allowed, then according to a joint Letter On Monday, prosecutors and Maxwell’s legal team, who are pushing for retrial after a juror revealed they shared personal experiences of sexual abuse during deliberations.

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Prosecutors said they were prepared to drop the two perjury charges against Maxwell if he was tried again “in light of the vital interests of the victims in closing the case and avoiding the trauma of re-testing”. failed to do.

Prosecutors also called on Judge Alison Nathan to sentence Maxwell, who was convicted by Epstein in December of facilitating the abuse of underage girls, in “about three to four months” on five of six counts of sex trafficking and other crimes. was convicted in

Maxwell’s lawyers opposed the suggested time frame, saying there was “a compelling basis for the court” to overturn his conviction and based on post-trial revelations a juror had about personal experiences of sexual abuse. shared during the discussions.

Maxwell’s team said it should not deal with allegations of perjury until a decision on re-trial is made, adding that it would be unable to cooperate with the Probation Department’s investigation if it was used. against him in re-trial.

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