Epstein scandal: FBI investigating British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell – report

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell is among those being investigated over her connection with Jeffrey Epstein, according to a report.

Epstein, a US financier, killed himself in August while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges but he had already served jail time in 2008 for soliciting prostitution from a minor.

Ms Maxwell, 57, was described by Reuters sources as a principal focus of the FBI’s investigation, along with others who were suspected of having “facilitated” Epstein’s behaviour.

Who's who in the Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal?

Who’s who in the Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal?

Ms Maxwell, daughter of publishing mogul Robert Maxwell, was an ex-girlfriend of Epstein’s and they remained friends after they broke up.

Born in Paris, she studied at Oxford before moving to New York in the aftermath of her father’s death in 1991, where she quickly began rubbing shoulders with the city’s rich and famous.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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