Voluminous flight records have been released at Ghislaine Maxwell’s child-sex-trafficking trial that shed light on the passengers who flew on notorious sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet.
On Monday, the 118-page trove of documents was revealed, detailing the flight manifest records showing who accompanied the late financier on flights. Other details included dates, aircraft makes and models, departure and arrival points, the number of landings and pilots’ signatures.
Among other details, the flight logs show that Donald Trump flew onboard Epstein’s private jet with his former wife Marla Maples as well as his children Eric and Tiffany, a beauty queen, and a senior aide to Bill Clinton.
One of Epstein’s two pilots, David Rodgers, kept the records. A much smaller set of the same records were also published in 2015 by Gawker.
Rodgers had testified earlier in the trial, prompting the introduction of the expanded set of records as government prosecutors continued to push that Maxwell’s accusers flew on the planes alongside her and Epstein.
Judge Alison Nathan had said that government prosecutors applied excessive redactions to the documents when they first were introduced to evidence. The version released on Monday by prosecutors were far less redacted.
Rodgers noted that he wasn’t always very precise when recording passengers on Epstein’s flight – for example, some people are listed with vague terms like “single female” rather than by their full names.
Earlier in the year, the FAA accidentally released a different set of data including over 2,000 fight records associated with Epstein’s private jets.
In a prior defamation case versus Maxwell from 2019, travelers on Epstein’s planes included such public figures as Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, astronaut John Glenn, and supermodel Naomi Campbell.
Maxwell, the 59-year-old former girlfriend and alleged partner-in-crime of Jeffrey Epstein, is currently on trial for grooming and recruiting underage girls to take part in illegal sex acts from 1994 through 1997.
Epstein, 66, died of apparent suicide during his incarceration at a federal prison in New York City while facing a potential prison sentence of up to 45 years on charges of pedophilia and sex trafficking.
Maxwell faces six charges, including grooming multiple minors to engage in illegal sex acts with Epstein and sex-trafficking a minor from 2001 to 2004. Prosecutor are also accusing her of one count of sex trafficking conspiracy, including recruiting one of her partner’s victims to help recruit other girls to be paid to undergo abuse at the hands of Epstein.
Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to all charges and faces up to 80 years in prison if found guilty of the charges.
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