NEW YORK. The Ghislaine Maxwell prosecution of human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation was able to call only one witness on December 9, before the day ended abruptly at around 10:30 am.
The witness was Tracy Chapell, a Federal Express subpoena officer.
Lawyer Andrew Rohrbach presented her with three invoices that tracked shipping information.
They were from Jeffrey Epstein’s account with his Madison Avenue office address.
Chappell confirmed that the packages were delivered to Caroline, who is Epstein’s alleged victim and who recently testified about one of the underwear packages.
However, although they were sent to her West Palm Beach address, which had been edited for public display, her name was misspelled. Her last name has also been edited.
The delivery dates were in the last months of 2002.
During cross-examination, attorney Christian Everdell instructed Chapell to review three invoices, as well as several others.
In the first three, Chappell confirmed that Maxwell’s name was not on the sender list.
He also asked her to confirm that other packets were sent – either on the same day as the first three, or in the same time period – in which Maxwell is listed as the sender, but with different recipients.
On the invoice for another package that Caroline sent out, the sender was named S. Cullen. The other had Cecilia Steen and Jeffrey E. Epstein as senders.
“It goes without saying that Cecilia Steen is not Ghislaine Maxwell, right?” Everdell asked.
“Right,” Chappell replied.
The invoice for the package sent by Jane, one of the other alleged victims who testified, lists J. Epstein as the sender.
A sidebar was requested, and since it looked like it would be long, Judge Alison Nathan asked the jury to leave the courtroom for a hiatus.
Upon her return, she informed them that the lawyer in court was ill, although not related to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, and that he was needed for the next witness.
She did not indicate who the lawyer was, but she used the masculine pronoun. Whether he was on the side of the prosecution or the defense is unknown.
Nathan said the trial would resume on December 10.