A US judge on Monday rejected Ghislaine Maxwell’s third request for bail, after the socialite had offered to renounce her British and French citizenships if she were freed.
District Judge Alison Nathan said Ms Maxwell remained a “significant risk of flight” and that no conditions, including her proposed $28.5 million bail package, would reasonably assure she would show up in court.
Ms Maxwell, 59, has pleaded not guilty to charges she helped the financier Jeffrey Epstein recruit and groom three teenage girls for sex between 1994 and 1997, and lied about her role.
She has been held in a Brooklyn jail since her arrest last July, which came 11 months after Epstein died in his Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
Lawyers for Ms Maxwell did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
After the judge rejected two prior bail requests, Ms Maxwell on Feb 23 offered to renounce her non-US citizenships, and move most of her and her husband’s assets into an account to be monitored by a retired federal judge.