Skip to comments.Federal Judge Orders Epstein Victim’s Lawyers to Destroy Court Docs Related to Ghislaine Maxwell
Posted on 07/02/2020 10:36:49 AM PDT by Red Badger
A federal judge has ordered the attorneys of Jeffrey Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre to destroy documents related to Ghislaine Maxwell, an Epstein confidant who has been frequently named as his former collaborator in child sex trafficking.
Senior U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska made the determination in lawsuits Giuffre and her attorneys, Cooper and Kirk, have filed against Maxwell and former Epstein attorney Alan Dershowitz. Preska rejected Dershowitzs attempt to change a protective order to receive documents for his defense in the defamation case while ordering Giuffres attorneys to destroy documents from a previously-settled case involving Maxwell.
Preska wrote in her decision that discovery materials designated CONFIDENTAL cannot be disclosed or used outside of the confines of the Maxwell action and that properly designated discovery materials may only be disclosed to specific groups of individuals, including attorneys actively working on the Maxwell litigation. Preska believes that Giuffres new attorneys do not meet this standard.
As a practical matter, the Court would be surprised shocked, even if Cooper & Kirk was not in some sense using the Maxwell discovery in its representation of Ms. Giuffre in her action against Mr. Dershowitz, Preska speculated. And, even if it was not doing so, Cooper & Kirk is not actively working on the Maxwell matter such that disclosure of discovery materials to it would be permissible under the plain terms of the protective order.
Because of her assumptions, Preska is ordering all of the Maxwell documents, with the exception of Giuffres testimony in the case, to be destroyed effective immediately.
This is not the first time that the courts have covered for Epstein and his collaborators. Maxwell is living in a lap of luxury in Paris right now without so much as even being questioned by authorities for her alleged role in a child rape network.
Big League Politics reported last month that another federal judge with ties to Epsteins enablers issued an order in Florida to keep crucial documents under wraps:
Krista Marx, a Palm Beach judge who has refused to release documents related to late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, has deep personal and professional ties to officials who shielded Epstein from justice, the Miami Herald has discovered.
Marx has deep connections to State Attorney Dave Aronberg, Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, and ex-State Attorney Barry Krischer. All three of these men have allegedly protected Epstein in some fashion. Marx used her authority in January to deny prosecutors the ability to unseal grand jury records related to Epsteins infamous 2008 prosecution that allowed him to flout the justice system despite pleading guilty for child sex crimes.
Last week, Marx rebuked the Palm Beach Post, who sued Aronberg and a county clerk to release the grand jury records, in another decision. Aronberg has denied that he is in possession of the records. What may have compromised Marx while making her ruling is the fact that Marxs daughter works for Aronberg as an assistant state attorney.
In addition, Bradshaw employers her son as a sheriffs deputy, and Krischer was her former boss for several years. Marx failed to disclose any of this information publicly or recuse herself from the case despite the potential for conflict of interest.
Marx responded to the Miami Herald with an evasive response: A judge is prohibited from commenting on open cases. It is a clear rule of the judicial canons. See cnn 3 (B) 9.
Krischner employed Marx from 1992 to 1998 as an assistant state attorney. He was influential in orchestrating the grand jury proceedings that resulted in the incredible leniency for deceased pedophile Epstein. Sheriff Bradshaw made sure that Epstein was able to continue living his lavish lifestyle while under supposed work release from jail.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed special prosecutors to get to the bottom of exactly why Epstein was treated so favorably by Florida courts and authorities, but even beyond the grave, Epsteins extensive connections are preventing real transparency from being known by the public.
The system is one that the good ol boys have built for 20 or 30 years. And now, its in jeopardy over this case, said Jose Lambiet, a former writer for the Post who has become a private investigator.
Marx needs to recuse herself and anything that is done in the Epstein case should be in a different county, he added.
The deep state desperately wants to keep the Epstein pedophile operation under wraps, which is probably why he was suicided in the first place.
Would a conservative lawyer please translate this gibberish for us?
Including photos of her at Chelseas wedding?
“...Maxwell is living in a lap of luxury in Paris right now...”
Or maybe naught.
Arrest the Judge for obstruction of justice
I suspect that this is the beginning of something very big.
Who do we know from NYC...?
Have suspected that he’s working on something rather big for a while.
The indictment of Maxwell, without a mere mention of prostitution is rather curious. There’s a rather large shoe to drop. She’s clearly turned herself in and is in the midst of cooperating with Feds.
the records arent totally destroyed
there are two cases that are intertwining
i havent read through this but sounds like records that came out before unsealing are to be destroyed by side that should not have them
it involves dershowitz case
I assume that is Paris, New Hampshire. Otherwise she must be able to travel at warp speed.
I checked earlier. She’s a George H.W. Bush appointee.
Attorneys representing Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre must destroy evidence from her case against Ghislaine Maxwell after improperly gaining access to documents, court rules
‘Asked to explain how those materials came into the firm’s possession, attorneys from Cooper & Kirk explained that they had obtained access to the materials because Ms. Giuffre retained them ‘both to represent her in [Giuffre v. Dershowitz] and to represent her in conjunction with the Boies Schiller firm in the Maxwell case.’
If it’s a DC judicial branch member, I’m sure it is all very lawful
One must ask ,”in what bizzarro world does a court order evidence generated by the court destroyed for any reason?” HIGHLY SUSPECT.
More malfeasance from the Deep Stater’s in the horrible Epstein case. Judges whose lives are directly impacted by a cases disposition are BY DEFAULT supposed to be precluded from ruling on said cases. It’s kind of a no brainer.
Just release them to fox, anonymously.
you guys are knee jerk reacting thinking evidence is being shredded never to be seen again
not what is happening here
One time I was on a jury regarding a technical case. At one point there was an objection from the plaintiff (client lost leg because an operation was allegedly not correct) and the jury was excused from the room. We never heard what was discussed.
But when we went into deliberation, what was discussed was there in some documents. The plaintiff, the night he lost his leg, was drunk in the ditch, with his leg folded, causing circulation to be cut off to the part that was amputated.
We found for the accused.
If this were a Trump associate it would have long since been reported by NY slimes.
here are some more details about maxwells arrest
How this possible?
Without seeing the order, the court is apparently saying that discovery materials in one case (collateral) cannot be used in a separate case. If this is accurate, then that happens all the time. There are protective orders entered in cases that limit use of discovery materials to just that case.
Of course the problem for those upset about the use of the collateral discovery materials is that the “cat is out of the bag” and that the information destroyed is known.
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