Ghislaine Maxwell posed as a journalist named Jen Marshall to secretly purchase the sprawling New Hampshire hideaway where she was arrested, according to prosecutors.
More details of Maxwell’s alleged efforts to conceal her whereabouts were divulged Tuesday during the British socialite’s arraignment and bail hearing on sex-trafficking charges.
A New Hampshire real estate agent spoke with an FBI agent Tuesday morning and recalled the purchase of the 156-acre estate in Bradford, prosecutors said.
“The real estate agent told the FBI agent the buyers for the house introduced themselves as Scott and Jen Marshall. Both had British accents,” said Assistant US Attorney Alison Moe about the December transaction. “Scott Marshall told her he was retired from the British military and was currently working on a book. Jen Marshall described herself as a journalist.
“They told the agent they wanted to purchase the property quickly through a wire and they were setting up an LLC,” Moe continued.
Prosecutors say Maxwell, 58, bought the home at 338 East Washington Road through a “carefully anonymized LLC” — with records indicating the sale was for $1.07 million.
The real estate agent soon realized Jen Marshall’s true identity, after seeing a picture of Marshall.
In asking that Maxwell be remanded pending trial, prosecutors said her alias shows that she’s willing to lie in order to avoid being held accountable for her crimes.
She’s charged in a six-count indictment with facilitating girls and young women for Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse in the early 1990s — and participating in some of the abuse herself.
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