Melissa L. Jampol, Member of the Firm in the Health Care & Life Sciences and Litigation practices, in the firm’s New York office, was quoted in Fox News, in “A Look at Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s Alleged ‘Recruiter,’” by Hollie McKay.
Following is an excerpt:
She has been described as everything from vivacious and highly connected to the people-pleasing life of the party. She’s also been accused of functioning as something of a “madam” and “recruiter” for disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, 66, who apparently took his own life on Saturday while in federal custody over sex trafficking charges.
With the convicted sex offender now gone, she is the center of attention. So who is his longtime confidante and former flame, Ghislaine Noelle Maxwell? …
It’s not yet clear if Maxwell will now cooperate with authorities, or to what degree, if any, she might be under federal investigation – but according to Melissa L. Jampol, a former sex crimes assistant at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, it’s highly likely at this point she is facing a criminal probe.
“Now that Epstein is deceased, prosecutors and victims will want to focus on anyone else who is culpable. One of the counts filed against Epstein was a conspiracy count,” said Jampol. “The bottom line is that anything you say can and will be used against you. So at this point, her silence is protecting her to the extent that it can.”