Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have said they will ask the judge to ensure Maxwell is held without bail, arguing that her three passports and millions of dollars make her a flight risk. But one former federal prosecutor told The New York Daily News that she has a good chance of release due to the coronavirus.
“She’s got a 25% to 40% chance of getting out due to coronavirus,” said David Weinstein, a former assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, told the paper. “She’s got a much better chance than Epstein had of getting out.”
Jails and prisons around the US have been releasing some detainees in an attempt to prevent coronavirus outbreaks.
Some high-profile inmates — like President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, Michael Avenatti, and Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine – have benefited from these policies.