Ghislaine Maxwell may have been found guilty, but this matter is not over quite yet.
According to the latest reports, Maxwell will have 4 grounds upon which to appeal her recent guilty verdict on several charges relating to sex trafficking.
The reasons cited for a potential appeal range from how the judge treated the case, to how the jury was instructed.
However, many doubt that the move will result in a successful appeal….
Here’s what we currently know:
Judge made various mistakes definitely sound it in a rush to put an end trial. Pressured the jury to delivered, not in best interest of the defendant! I wonder if Ms Maxwell is the scape goat of something bigger behind
— Eloina Diaz (@eloinadiaz) December 31, 2021
Don't hold your breath. Juries make findings of fact. Appellate courts do not look into their minds.
— Stanley Cohen (@StanleyCohenLaw) December 31, 2021
Daily Mail provided more details on the potential grounds for appeal:
Other issues which could be raised on appeal include how Judge Nathan handled a question from the panel about count four – transportation of an individual under the age of 17 with intent to engage in illegal sexual activity – on which Maxwell was convicted.
Maxwell’s lawyers are likely to raise concerns about a jury note related to the accuser Annie Farmer and counts one and three, on which they also found Maxwell guilty.
That’s the story really. The Maxwell family are trying to control the narrative before the appeal and most importantly trying to stop the story exploding here. They’re probably trying to keep her alive too.
— Cestrian #FBPE #GTTO 🇪🇺 (@Eccconomics) December 31, 2021
Is the Maxwell Family announcing their appeal plan before Ghislaine is sentenced putting the cart before the horse? https://t.co/t4byqupskK
— Shan Kelly (@Sandyshark) December 31, 2021
The Daily Wire reports that Maxwell will indeed appeal her recent conviction:
“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,” Maxwell attorney Bobbi Sternheim told reporters after the verdict on Wednesday, according to The New York Times.
Sternheim did not reveal on what grounds she planned to challenge Maxwell’s convictions.