Ghislaine Maxwell moved at the least 36 instances throughout the US within the yr earlier than her arrest — and coronavirus mask-wearing could have helped her keep undetected, a report mentioned Sunday.
The British socialite took off from the West Coast and crisscrossed the nation — making stops in Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado — earlier than finally ending up in New Hampshire, the place she was busted 10 days in the past, The Solar reported.
“Ghislaine has been always on the transfer all through the final yr,” a supply instructed the outlet. “She would keep in properties for a couple of days or every week.”
Her life on the lam seems to have begun after her pedophile ex-boyfriend, Jeffrey Epstein, killed himself final August in a Manhattan lockup whereas awaiting trial on federal intercourse trafficking prices, in response to the paper.
The Solar’s supply claimed that between then and her July 2 arrest, Maxwell hopped from residence to residence, transferring at the least thrice every month.
Whereas on the run, the accused madam largely spent her days understanding and studying — together with a guide on Epstein’s accusers by victims lawyer Bradley Edwards, by which she featured prominently, Vainness Truthful beforehand reported.
The Solar’s supply added that: “She did exit, however not usually.”
“Clearly, with the coronavirus, individuals had been sporting masks — it made issues simpler for her.”
Officers have mentioned they had been monitoring Maxwell’s actions — and had not too long ago discovered that she moved to a luxurious residence on a 156-acre property in Bradford, NH, that she purchased in an all-cash deal in December.
In an preliminary memo in search of Maxwell’s detention, prosecutors mentioned she was “hiding out” in varied places in New England and had made efforts to go undetected, together with switching her primary telephone quantity, which was registered beneath the title “G Max.”
However The Solar’s supply mentioned Maxwell moved round to outrun reporters — not federal authorities — echoing an argument made by her protection attorneys final week for why she was not a flight danger and must be granted bond.
“She was by no means operating from the feds,” the supply mentioned. “She was operating from journalists and loopy individuals who needed to kill her.”
“It was a significant issue. Her location was on a need-to-know foundation.”
Maxwell reportedly even employed knowledgeable safety agency to maintain her secure amid an inflow of demise threats.
She’s now being held on the Metropolitan Detention Middle in Brooklyn and is anticipated to be arraigned Tuesday on sex-trafficking prices.