There are perfectly good reasons why a law enforcement agency will sit on evidence rather than acting on it immediately. For instance, they may be using it to develop leads in a wide ranging case. OTOH, … well, given the FBI’s recent behavior, these items in the recently unsealed papers from the Guiffre v. Maxwell lawsuit might cause some eyebrows to raise.
This is from the Plaintiff’s Response to the Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment— This is from Plaintiff’s Statement of Contested Facts—
Last night, documents related to the case number 15-cv-07433 in the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York were unsealed pursuant to an order from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. The case is styled Virginia L. Giuffre v. Ghislaine Maxwell. The suit is a defamation case centered around statements Mrs. Guiffre made about Ms. Maxwell and her association with Jeffrey Epstein. Maxwell had moved for summary judgment in the matter, claiming that the undisputed facts demonstrated that she was entitled to win the case as a matter of law. The judge found there were disputed facts which should be tried by a jury and denied the motion. The judge’s opinion and the evidence submitted to the court by both sides for and against the motion had been sealed. Reporters sought to have the record unsealed. Various people mentioned in the evidence sought to have it kept sealed. It’s now unsealed with minor redactions such as the names of underage children.
I’ve downloaded the files.
After a quick skimming, the evidence seems to confirm some of the things that many people suspected about the case. Certain people and organizations may see their reputations affected negatively. One of those organizations is the FBI. I plan to have a post about that later.
NBC New York reports that Ghislaine Maxwell, a confidante of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein who has been implicated in his alleged sexual crimes, has been arrested by the FBI.
She was arrested in Bedford, New Hampshire around 8:30 a.m. on charges she conspired with Epstein to sexually abuse minors, and is expected to appear in a federal court later today, the sources say.
The six-count indictment in Manhattan federal court alleges that Maxwell helped Epstein groom girls as young as 14 years old, going back as far as 1994.