[Ed. – As noted in one of our Web Crawler headlines from May, a new book alleges that Bill Clinton had an affair with Maxwell, who is also suspected of acting as a madam for Epstein. The authors, Alana Goodman and Daniel Halper, are well-reputed journalists (i.e., not employed by the tabloid media), so this isn’t just a smear job. We can hope the new U.S. Attorney for the SDNY will take better care of Maxwell than the old one did of Epstein.]
Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite and heiress who became a confidante of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein and was later implicated in his alleged sexual crimes, has been arrested by the FBI.
She was arrested in Bradford, New Hampshire, around 8:30 a.m. Thursday on charges she conspired with Epstein to sexually abuse minors. She was found living at a reclusive, million-dollar luxury home with 156 acres of rural mountainside property, federal prosecutors said.
In a brief electronic appearance in New Hampshire federal court Thursday afternoon, a judge remanded her to the custody of the U.S. Marshals and ordered her transferred to New York City. She did not enter a plea, and her attorney indicated he will seek a detention hearing in New York, a prelude to a possible bail request.