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    Epstein Pal Ghislaine Maxwell Hires Lawyer Who Defended Osama bin Laden’s Associate, Court Files Say

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    Jeffrey Epstein's one-time lover and close pal Ghislaine Maxwell is awaiting next trial next year on sex trafficking charges after prosecutors indicted her for soliciting underage victims for the deceased financier and convicted paedophile.

    Ghislaine Maxwell has hired a lawyer, Bobbi Sternheim, who previously represented one of Osama bin Laden's henchmen, in a bid to bolster her legal team ahead of her of sex trafficking and abuse trial next year, it follows from court papers obtained by The Daily Mirror. The files suggest that Sternheim “hereby appears as counsel for defendant Ghislaine Maxwell”.

    Bobbi Sternheim is described on the website of her law firm, Fasulo Braverman & Di Maggio, as a “recognised leader” in “litigating difficult and complex cases”, who has previously dealt with international organised crime and racketeering conspiracies, international terrorism offences, international telemarketing fraud, and so on. She is also depicted as holding Top Secret/SCI Clearance.

    Among her most infamous clients is Khaled al-Fawwaz, who prosecutors called “a top al-Qaida terrorist”.

    She represented him during his 2015 trial on charges of conspiracy that led to twin embassy bombings in and Tanzania in August 1998, which killed 224 people.

    Manhattan prosecutors said that al-Fawwaz “worked for years, directly and personally for Osama bin Laden” stressing that the lawyer's client “helped Osama bin Laden declare his bloody…

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