Ghislaine Maxwell can avoid perjury charges if no retrial in sex trafficking case, prosecutors say

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Ghislaine Maxwell’s perjury charges will be dismissed if she does not face a retrial in her sex trafficking case, US prosecutors said.

In a letter on Monday night to US District Judge Alison Nathan prosecutors said they were prepared to dismiss two outstanding perjury charges if the convictions from Maxwell’s trial last month are allowed to stand.

They said a dismissal of the perjury charges would reflect the victims’ “significant interests in bringing closure to this matter” and “avoid the trauma of testifying again.”

The perjury charges relate to allegations that Maxwell lied about her knowledge of Jeffrey Epstein’s actions during depositions taken in 2016 for a separate civil lawsuit.

In that lawsuit she was being sued for defamation by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who has also accused the Duke of York of sexually abusing her on three separate occasions.

The Duke vehemently denies the claims.

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