According to a new report from Insider, after being convicted of sex trafficking Ghislaine Maxwell may be given the opportunity to cooperate with investigators as she faces decades in prison.
Matthew Barhoma, a criminal-appeals lawyer in Los Angeles said “Maxwell truly has two options: She can fight this case and take it up on appeal, where she will likely face a 65-year sentence, or she can start issuing some names of who else was involved for a substantially lighter sentence.”
Bobbi C. Sternheim, one of Maxwell’s attorney told reporters after the verdict “We firmly believe in Ghislaine’s innocence. Obviously, we are very disappointed with the verdict. We have already started working on the appeal and we are confident that she will be vindicated.”
Neama Rahmani, the president of West Coast Trial Lawyers said” she’s going to appeal because otherwise, she’s going to die in federal prison.”
“The most interesting part is what everyone wants to know: Is she going to cooperate?” he said. “Is she going to name names, or does she just appeal and remain silent?”
“You don’t want to be a snitch, you don’t want to start pointing the finger, but now you’re a convicted felon, and you’re looking at decades in federal prison,” he added. “Do you try to save yourself?”