21.09.2020

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Ghislaine Maxwell’s last hideout revealed

EXCLUSIVE: Ghislaine Maxwell’s last hideout revealed: Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘madam’ was arrested at $1million New Hampshire estate she bought in secret just eight months ago – and it is called Tuckedaway

  • Maxwell, 58, was arrested in Bradford, New Hampshire, on Thursday morning and is now in custody 
  • She had been hiding out in a $1million estate she bought in secret called Tuckedaway 
  • A neighbor told DailyMail.com he saw two small planes buzzing the area around 6am Thursday 
  • Tuckedaway is a four-bedroom, four-bathroom timber frame home which, boasted the realtor who brokered the sale, offered ‘total privacy’ 
  • She has been charged with six counts including trafficking minors for sex and with perjury for later denying it
  • The charges apply to incidents between 1994 and 1997 and involve three victims, the youngest of which was 14 when Maxwell ‘groomed’ her 
  • The indictment claims she groomed the girls for sex with Epstein and with her in New York, Florida, London and New Mexico  
  • Maxwell has not been seen since last summer when Epstein killed himself in jail while awaiting trial 
  • FBI Special Agent William Sweeney said she’d ‘slithered away to a gorgeous property’ in Bradford, NH   

By Martin Gould In Bradford, New Hampshire, For Dailymail.com and Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com

Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested at a luxurious mountain top home — called Tuckedaway — outside tiny Bradford, New Hampshire.

A neighbor told DailyMail.com he saw two small planes buzzing the area around 6am Thursday but he had left for work before the FBI arrived.

The house is quarter of a mile up a steep dirt road. Brand new locked metal gates prevent cars being driven up the drive where there are two buildings — the second designed specifically for ‘square dances and hoedowns’.

A man with a British accent came from a second building and asked DailyMail.com to leave, claiming we were trespassing. He described himself as the estate manager.

The four-bed, four-bath set on nearly 4,500 sq. ft. of land house was sold on East Washington Road was sold for $1.07 million in December last year to an company called Granite Trust LLC, a reference to New Hampshire’s Granite State nickname. Justice finally caught up Thursday with Ghislaine Maxwell at this 156-acre she bought in secret – and which is called Tuckedaway, DailyMail.com can reveal

Justice finally caught up Thursday with Ghislaine Maxwell at this 156-acre she bought in secret – and which is called Tuckedaway, DailyMail.com can revealAudrey Strauss, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, gestures as she speaks during a news conference to announce charges against Ghislaine Maxwell for her alleged role in the sexual exploitation and abuse of multiple minor girls by Jeffrey Epstein, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in New York

Audrey Strauss, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, gestures as she speaks during a news conference to announce charges against Ghislaine Maxwell for her alleged role in the sexual exploitation and abuse of multiple minor girls by Jeffrey Epstein, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in New York

 Maxwell was picked up by the FBI and NYPD detectives at 8.30am at the property in Bradford, New Hampshire, she had bought in December 2019 using a limited liability company called Granite LLC to shield her name Maxwell was arrested at the luxurious mountain top home — dubbed Tuckedaway — outside tiny Bradford, New Hampshire

Maxwell was arrested at the luxurious mountain top home — dubbed Tuckedaway — outside tiny Bradford, New HampshireThe four-bed, four-bath home is set on nearly 4,500 sq. ft. of land, as seen in this aerial view

The four-bed, four-bath home is set on nearly 4,500 sq. ft. of land, as seen in this aerial view Tuckedaway – more prosaically 338 East Washington Road – is a four-bedroom, four-bathroom timber frame home which, boasted the realtor who brokered the sale, offered 'total privacy'

Tuckedaway – more prosaically 338 East Washington Road – is a four-bedroom, four-bathroom timber frame home which, boasted the realtor who brokered the sale, offered ‘total privacy’From every room there are views of the Mt Sunapee foothills to the west, according tot he property listing

From every room there are views of the Mt Sunapee foothills to the west, according tot he property listing From the covered front porch, the great room opens with a floor to ceiling fieldstone fireplace, cathedral ceiling, and a chandelier

From the covered front porch, the great room opens with a floor to ceiling fieldstone fireplace, cathedral ceiling, and a chandelierThe home is just minutes to Mt Sunapee and Lake Sunapee and 40 minutes from Boston

The home is just minutes to Mt Sunapee and Lake Sunapee and 40 minutes from Boston 

Realtors called it ‘a stunning custom designed Tudor Frame home’ saying it was ‘an amazing retreat for the nature lover who also wants total privacy.

‘From every room there are views or the Sunapee foothills to the west,’ the realtor gushed.

‘From the covered front porch to ceiling fieldstone fireplace, cathedral ceiling, and a spectacular chandelier, a wall of glass frames a stunning southwestern view beyond the stone patio.’

The house also includes ‘a cozy den, large dining area, wonderful laundry room and mudroom, partially finished basement, guest room suite and loft office guest room.’

On Thursday federal prosecutors said that Maxwell had been hiding in New England since last July, when Epstein was arrested.

She changed her phone number to one registered under ‘G Max,’ changed her email address, moved at least twice and when she ordered delivery packages had them delivered to a different name, which they did not specify.

In a court document arguing that she should be refused bail, prosecutors said that she had at least 15 bank accounts which she owned or was associated with in the last four years.

At times their maximum total balance had been as high as $20million, they said, and said that her finances were ‘opaque and indeterminate.’

It said that she had declared a foreign bank account in 2019 with a balance of more than $1million, and that she has French and British passports as well as an American one, having become a U.S. citizen in 2002.

The document also revealed that between 2007 and 2011 – which includes the time he was behind bars – Epstein transferred more than $20million into Maxwell’s accounts, which were then returned to his accounts, suggesting some sort of scheme to keep the money undisclosed to authorities. 

 Maxwell has not been seen since last August when she was photographed at an In-N-Out Burger in Los Angeles, ten days after Epstein's suicide

The photos, which were bizarrely staged, circulated but then she went underground

Maxwell has not been seen since last August when she was photographed at an In-N-Out Burger in Los Angeles, ten days after Epstein’s suicide The house is quarter of a mile up a steep dirt road. Brand new locked metal gates prevent cars being driven up the drive where there are two buildings — the second designed specifically for 'square dances and hoedowns'

The house is quarter of a mile up a steep dirt road. Brand new locked metal gates prevent cars being driven up the drive where there are two buildings — the second designed specifically for ‘square dances and hoedowns’Special Agent William Sweeney said at a press conference later that the FBI after 'discreetly keeping tabs' on her for some time and that she recently moved to the property

Special Agent William Sweeney said at a press conference later that the FBI after ‘discreetly keeping tabs’ on her for some time and that she recently moved to the propertyAgents 'moved in' at the stunning property this morning to arrest Maxwell at her hideout

Agents ‘moved in’ at the stunning property this morning to arrest Maxwell at her hideoutMaxwell managed to go undetected initially, but federal authorities tracked her down at her hideout and ended her almost year hiding from the public eye since the arrest of Jeffrey Epstein

Maxwell managed to go undetected initially, but federal authorities tracked her down at her hideout and ended her almost year hiding from the public eye since the arrest of Jeffrey EpsteinThe listing describes the home as a stunning custom designed Timber Frame home is an amazing retreat for the nature lover who also wants total privacy

The listing describes the home as a stunning custom designed Timber Frame home is an amazing retreat for the nature lover who also wants total privacyRealtors called it 'a stunning custom designed Tudor Frame home' saying it was 'an amazing retreat for the nature lover who also wants total privacy

Realtors called it ‘a stunning custom designed Tudor Frame home’ saying it was ‘an amazing retreat for the nature lover who also wants total privacyA neighbor told DailyMail.com he saw two small planes buzzing the area around 6am Thursday but he had left for work before the FBI arrived

A neighbor told DailyMail.com he saw two small planes buzzing the area around 6am Thursday but he had left for work before the FBI arrived

Public records reveal that Granite Realty LLC was set up on November 18 last year and registered to a waterfront office block in Boston.

Its purpose was ‘acquiring, holding for investment, maintaining, preserving, improving, operating, selling, leasing, disposing of and otherwise investing in real and personal property.’

The entity’s sole piece of business to date was the purchase of the luxurious Bradford property on December 13.

The only individual listed in public documents as having any involvement in Granite Reality is Jeffrey Roberts, an attorney whose firm, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, is based in the same Boston building.

According to the company’s website, Roberts specializes in ‘estate planning for high net worth individuals; acting as counsel to executors, trustees and conservators; advising on tax planning and charitable giving; and negotiating prenuptial agreements.’

Roberts has not yet responded to a request for comment.

THE ALLEGATIONS

THE CHARGES

Conspiracy to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts (5 years max sentence)

Enticement of a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts (20 years)

Conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity (20 years)

Transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity (10 years minimum, life maximum)

X 2 counts of Perjury (x 10 years)

THE ‘FACTS’ 

Prosecutors say Maxwell groomed three girls between 1994 and 1997 for Epstein. 

They are not named in the indictment, but she allegedly targeted them in London, Florida, New York and New Mexico.

Maxwell, it is alleged, would befriend the girls by asking them about their life and their schooling. She would put them at ease by taking them to the movies and taking them shopping, winning their trust to later deliver them to Epstein, it’s alleged.

To ‘normalize’ the abuse that would come later, prosecutors say she undressed in front of the girls herself and asked them sexual questions. 

She then not only facilitated Epstein abusing them, prosecutors say, but took part in some of it herself. 

The alleged sex abuse includes ‘sexualized group massages’. 

The indictment also says Maxwell made the girl feel ‘indebted’ to Epstein by encouraging them to take money from him and let him pay for their education and travel. 

Richard Yospin, the former owner of Tuckedaway, has not responded to a similar request, nor have the two realtors involved in the sale.

Special Agent William Sweeney said at a press conference Thursday that the FBI after ‘discreetly keeping tabs’ on her for some time and that she recently moved to the property. 

Agents ‘moved in’ this morning. No other circumstances surrounding her arrest are known. She is due to dial into a conference call court appearance later this afternoon. It is unclear where she is currently or where she’ll go after the hearing.

A grand jury recently returned a sealed, six-count indictment against her which accuses her of enticing underage girls to travel for sex, actually having sex with them and Epstein and later lying about it under oath in depositions when she was being sued by Virginia Giuffre Roberts, one of Epstein’s accusers who says she had sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17.

The charges relate to incidents that happened between 1994 and 1997 and involve three unnamed victims, the youngest of whom was 14. The alleged abuse happened at Epstein’s homes in New York, Florida and New Mexico and at Maxwell’s home in London. 

Epstein has been accused of abusing dozens more girls and Maxwell is tangentially associated with the decades of alleged horror because, the accusers say, she was always by his side or making arrangements for him and them. 

Maxwell, the British socialite daughter of the late, disgraced newspaper tycoon Robert Maxwell whose impressive international network of friends and acquaintances includes the Clintons, has been a ghost since Epstein was arrested last June on charges of sex trafficking.  She is who introduced him to Prince Andrew and set up the 2001 London night out when the royal allegedly had sex with Giuffre. 

On Thursday, Acting US Attorney Audrey Strauss said the investigation into Epstein’s decades of abuse is ongoing and that she’d ‘welcome’ Prince Andrew ‘coming in to provide a statement’, prompting speculation that he may among people investigators may focus their attention on next.

‘We would welcome Prince Andrew coming in to talk to us. We would like to have the benefit of his statement. Our doors remain open. We would welcome him coming in and giving us an opportunity to hear his statement,’ she said. 

It opens the door to questions of jurisdiction and whether or not US Attorney Strauss may charge for alleged incidents that happened in London and not America. Among the claims in the indictment is that Maxwell groomed one of the victims in London. At her press conference, Strauss said some of the sexual abuse also happened at Maxwell’s house in London. 

The charges against Maxwell are: conspiracy to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, Enticement of a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, Transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and two counts of perjury. 

If convicted, she could face life in prison on the most serious charge – transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity – which carries a minimum 10 year sentence.

The indictment alleges; 

  • Maxwell groomed three unnamed girls, all under the age of 18, in London, New York and Florida, and New Mexico between 1994 and 1997 
  • She befriended them by taking them to the movies or on shopping sprees and ‘normalized’ abusive behavior by getting undressed in front of them herself 
  • She encouraged them to travel to meet Epstein and engage in sex acts with them and him like ‘group massage sex’ in Epstein’s homes  
  • Her introduction of them to him resulted in him abusing them when she was not present  
  • She lied in 2016 depositions while being sued by Virginia Giuffre Roberts that she’d never groomed or had sex with underage girls herself  

It reads in part: ‘Ghislaine Maxwell facilitated Jeffrey Epstein’s access to minor victims knowing that he had a sexual preference for underage girls and that he intended to engage in sexual activity with those victims’. 

When she met Epstein, she had an astonishing network of influential and important friends and acquaintances around the world which many say is what drew him to her. 

Among them are Bill and Chelsea Clinton. 

She was photographed at Chelsea’s wedding and she also flew with Clinton on Epstein’s private jet, dubbed the ‘Lolita Express’ because it was used to ferry young girls to his private Caribbean island or ranch in New Mexico. 

She has also been photographed with Epstein and Donald and Melania Trump at parties, years before Epstein became a social pariah. 

Among the allegations in the indictment is that Maxwell groomed the girls, including one in London.  

‘Victim 1’ met Maxwell when she was 14 in 1994, the indictment reads.

‘Maxwell ‘groomed [her] by taking her to the movies and on shopping trips. 

‘She also asked her about school, her classes, her family and other aspects of her life.

‘She then sought to normalize inappropriate and abusive conduct by, among other things, undressing in front of her and being present when she undressed in front of Epstein,’ according to the indictment. 

The trio then engaged in ‘group massage sex’ on more than one occasion, the indictment claims. 

‘Victim 2’  met Ghislaine in 1996 and groomed her at Epstein’s New Mexico ranch. 

‘Victim 3’ met Maxwell in London in 1994 and was groomed until 1995 where she had sex with them. 

At a press conference on Thursday afternoon, Acting US Attorney for the Southern District Audrey Strauss, said: ‘Maxwell enticed minor girls, got them to trust her, then delivered them into the trap that she and Epstein had set for them. 

‘She pretended to be a woman they could trust, all the while she was setting them up to be sexually abused by Epstein in some cases, by Maxwell herself. 

‘Today after many years, Ghislaine Maxwell finally stands charged for her role in these crimes.’  

FBI Special Agent William Sweeney said the bureau had been ‘keeping tabs’ on Maxwell ‘for some time’. 

‘We have been discreetly keeping tabs on Maxwell for some time.

‘She slithered away to a gorgeous property in New Hampshire, continuing to live a life of privilege while her victims continue to live with the trauma inflicted on them years earlier.’

Maxwell has not been seen since August 2019 when she was spotted at an In-N-Out Burger, ten days after Epstein’ s suicide. 

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