Jeffrey Epstein gave Ghislaine Maxwell at least $30.7 million in the years they were together

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Jeffrey Epstein gave Ghislaine Maxwell at least $30.7 million in the years they were together
  • Jeffrey Epstein gave Ghislaine Maxwell at least $30.7 million in the years they were together, according to bank records.

  • Prosecutors filed the documents as evidence in Maxwell's child-sex-trafficking trial.

  • The records, under Maxwell and Epstein's names, show transfers between 1999 and 2007.

Pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein gave Ghislaine Maxwell at least $30.7 million in the years they were together, newly revealed bank records show.

Prosecutors filed the records as evidence in Maxwell's child-sex-trafficking trial on Monday.

The JP Morgan bank records show transfers between accounts under Maxwell and Epstein's names between 1999 and 2007, according to court records.

The two have been publicly linked between 1991 and at least 2015, with Maxwell alternately as Epstein's girlfriend, household manager, and helicopter pilot. The records shown at the trial Monday do not show the entirety of their financial relationship, but it gives a rare window into the finances of Maxwell, whose father Robert Maxwell died in 1991 with large debts.

On August 11, 1999, according to documents shown at trial Monday, an account owned by Epstein, named Financial Trust Company Inc., liquidated $18.3 million in a JP Morgan fund and transferred the same amount to an account owned by Maxwell.

On December 18, 2002, Epstein's account sold another $5 million in shares from a JPMorgan fund and transferred that amount in cash to another one of Maxwell's accounts.

Prosecutors showed another set of transactions for June 2007. On June 15, Epstein's account transferred another $7.4 million to an account owned by Maxwell, documents show.

Three days after the $7.4 million transfer, Maxwell's account — named "Air Ghislaine" — spent nearly the entire deposit — $7.35 million — on a helicopter, according to the records. The chopper was purchased from Sikorsky Aircraft, a Connecticut-based aviation company.

The bank records were revealed during testimony by Patrick McHugh, an executive director of client services at JP Morgan.

Ghislaine Maxwell
Ghislaine Maxwell confers with her brother, Kevin, during during her trial on December 6.Jane Rosenberg/ Reuters

Prosecutors have accused Maxwell of sex-trafficking girls with Epstein and sexually abusing them herself. Prosecutors also allege Maxwell lied about her actions in a deposition, although those perjury charges will be tried separately at a later date. Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to all charges against her.

Epstein killed himself in jail in August 2019 while awaiting trial on similar charges brought by members of the same prosecutorial team.

Last week, the first of four alleged victims testified in the trial, saying she was first approached by Maxwell and Epstein at a summer camp when she was 14 years old. The accuser, who testified under the pseudonym, "Jane," claimed that Maxwell trained her to give Epstein sexualized massages.

She said the sexual abuse, with Maxwell often in the room, happened so often that she couldn't give a specific number of incidents.

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