Day 9 of Ghislaine Maxwell Trial Cut Short Due to Attorney’s Illness

By Dave Paone
Dave Paone
Dave Paone
Dave Paone covers New York City.
December 9, 2021 Updated: December 9, 2021

NEW YORK—The prosecution in the sex trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell was only able to call one witness Dec. 9, before the day ended abruptly around 10:30 am.

The witness was Tracy Chapell, a Federal Express employee who handled subpoenas.

Attorney Andrew Rohrbach presented her with three invoices, which tracked delivery information.

They were from Jeffrey Epstein’s account, with his Madison Avenue office address on them.

Chapell confirmed that the packages were delivered to Carolyn, who’s an alleged victim of Epstein and who recently testified to one of the packages containing lingerie.

However, while they were sent to her West Palm Beach address, which was redacted for public view, her name was misspelled. Her last name was also redacted. Carolyn was identified only by her first name in court.

The dates of the deliveries were in the last months of 2002.

On cross-examination, defense attorney Christian Everdell had Chapell review the three invoices, as well as a few others.

In the first three, Chapell confirmed Maxwell’s name was not listed under sender.

He also had her confirm there were other packages mailed—either on the same day as the first three, or during the same time period—that listed Maxwell as the sender, but with other recipients.

The invoice for another package mailed to Carolyn listed S. Kallen as the sender. Another had Cecilia Steen and Jeffrey E. Epstein as the senders.

“It goes without saying, Cecilia Steen is not Ghislaine Maxwell, correct?” asked Everdell.

“Correct,” replied Chapell.

In an invoice for a package sent to Jane, one of the other alleged victims who testified, the sender is listed as J. Epstein.

A sidebar was requested and since it appeared it was going to be lengthy, Judge Alison Nathan had the jury leave the courtroom for a break.

Upon their return, she notified them that an attorney in the trial was ill, although not related to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, and was needed for the next witness.

She did not state who the attorney was, but used the masculine pronoun. It was unknown if he was on the prosecution or defense.

Nathan stated that the trial would resume Dec. 10.

Dave Paone
Dave Paone covers New York City.