Ghislaine Maxwell DENIED MISTRIAL by Judge Alison J. Nathan.
Ghislaine Maxwell's motion for a new trial has been denied by the Southern District of New York's District Judge Nathan.
In a motion submitted into the case docket on Friday, Ghislaine Maxwell's motion for a new trial has been denied by the Southern District of New York.
“OPINION & ORDER as to Ghislaine Maxwell. The Court concludes that Juror 50 testified credibly and truthfully at the post-trial hearing. His failure to disclose his prior sexual abuse during the jury selection process was highly unfortunate, but not deliberate. The Court further concludes that Juror 50 harbored no bias toward the Defendant and could serve as a fair and impartial juror. The requirements for a new trial under McDonough are not satisfied. The Defendant's motion for a new trial pursuant to Rule 33 is therefore DENIED. The Court orders the preparation of the presentence investigation report. With respect to Counts 7 and 8, the Court hereby excludes time under the Speedy Trial Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(A), from today's date through April 22, 2022. The Court finds that the ends of justice served by granting this exclusion from speedy trial computations outweigh the interests of the public and the Defendant in a speedy trial on these counts because the pending post-trial motions affect the scheduling considerations set forth in the Government's January 10, 2022 letter. See Dkt. No. 574. The Defendant consents to this exclusion. Dkt. No. 650. The Court will rule on the Defendant's remaining post-verdict motions in due course. Sentencing remains scheduled for June 28, 2022. This resolves docket numbers 613, 614, 642, 650, and 651. (Signed by Judge Alison J. Nathan on 4/1/2022) (See ORDER set forth) (ap) (Entered: 04/01/2022)”
Sentencing has been set for June 28, 2022 at 11 AM EST.
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