Newly unsealed court records suggest that the FBI used GPS and information to restrict its position to an area of around one square mile.
The FBI traced her remote hideout to Ghislaine Maxwell, the Jeffrey Epstein employee charged with child trafficking, using data from her cell phone, court records show. “Last July 2, Maxwell was arrested at the 156-acre property in Bradford, New Hampshire, a day after a request for a search warrant was made to “use electronic investigative technology… to ascertain the position of the cellular device.” The newly unsealed records, first mentioned by the Daily Beast, reveal that the FBI monitored GPS and data usage to restrict the location of Maxwell to an area of approximately Under the name “G Max” the former star opened a mobile phone account and used it to connect with her sister, one of her lawyers, and Scott Borgerson, an executive of the technology industry. The FBI used a system to locate the building where Maxwell was living, which says “could function in some ways like a cell tower,” indicating that “Stingray” technology was used. The gadget that fits in a briefcase mimics a cell tower and forces nearby cell phones to connect to it, enabling the precise location of a specific phone to be monitored. After Epstein, with whom she had a relationship in the 1990s, was arrested and eventually died in a jail cell, Maxwell was hidden in the $1 million home she purchased with cash in 2019.
Maxwell, the daughter of Robert Maxwell, the disgraced British newspaper publisher, was accused of employing and grooming three children, the youngest as young as 14, for Epstein’s sexual assault.
In New York City, Maxwell is currently in prison pending her trial, which is expected to begin in July.
She has been refused bail twice.