Ghislaine Maxwell appeals conviction, 20-year sentence

Disgraced former socialite Ghislaine Maxwell has appealed her conviction and 20-

year sentence for helping late financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse girls, a court filing showed Thursday.

Her lawyer Bobbi Sternheim filed the appeal with the United States Court of

Appeals for the Second Circuit last week, the docket showed.

The document did not detail Maxwell´s arguments for throwing out the conviction,

but her attorneys have previously claimed that a juror biased the verdict.

Her legal team have also argued that some of the victims were above the age of

consent in certain states where the abuse occurred.

The Oxford-educated daughter of the late British press baron Robert Maxwell was