Ghislaine Maxwell has been convicted of grooming and trafficking underage girls for billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein, who allegedly committed suicide 28 months ago.
The 60-year-old British socialite and long-time lover of the late billionaire financier showed no emotion, sipping from a glass of water as she learned her fate.
Four women testified at Maxwell’s trial in New York City about the abuse they said they had suffered.
Maxwell, the daughter of disgraced late British media mogul Robert Maxwell, pleaded not guilty, saying she was a scapegoat for Epstein, a convicted sex offender.
Epstein was found dead in August 2019 in a Manhattan jail while awaiting trial. Later, Maxwell was detained and stayed in a New York jail since July last year.
Prosecutors said the former lovers were “partners in crime” running a “pyramid scheme of abuse.”