Ghislaine Maxwell: A friend to British royalty
New York: A friend to British royalty who romanced billionaires and dazzled elites,
Ghislaine Maxwell was once the toast of the jet-set party circuit,
a knows-everybody socialite with an aura of mystique.
But now she will spend 20 years in prison.
A New York jury in December 2021 found the daughter of the late British
newspaper baron Robert Maxwell guilty of conspiring to run a sex crimes ring with
financier Jeffrey Epstein, whose shock death while awaiting trial on similar charges was ruled a suicide.
It was a tawdry fall for the fixture of society, who was arrested in July 2020 in a
tiny New Hampshire town after seemingly vanishing following the death of