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Ghislaine Maxwell is being sued by her attorneys' firm for more than $878,000 in unpaid legal fees.

Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's former confidante now serving a 20-year prison sentence for child sex trafficking, is being sued for more than $878,000 in unpaid legal fees by a law firm representing her, according to court documents.

Two lawyers from the firm, Jeffrey Pagliuca and Laura Menninger, were lead attorneys on Maxwell's defense team during her trial last year that ended in a conviction for her role in facilitating Epstein's abuse of minor girls.

The lawsuit, filed on Monday by the law firm Haddon, Morgan and Foreman in county court in Denver, Colorado, also names her brother Kevin Maxwell and her estranged husband Scott Borgerson as defendants.

According to the suit, Ghislaine Maxwell told her attorneys after she was incarcerated in 2020 that her brother Kevin would coordinate the financial aspects of her defense. The firm has continually threatened to stop representing Maxwell beginning in 2020 after legal fees continued to go unpaid, the lawsuit says.

Ghislaine Maxwell, 60, grew up in the idyllic Oxfordshire countryside and is the daughter of Robert Maxwell -- a Czech-born newspaper tycoon and former British lawmaker who died under mysterious circumstances. The media magnate fell off his luxury yacht -- called "Lady Ghislaine" -- near the Canary Islands in 1991. He was posthumously discovered to have committed massive pension fraud against his employees.

In the days and weeks leading up to the start of Ghislaine Maxwell's criminal trial, her lawyers were threatening to withdraw representation as her brother reassured them repeatedly that he'd get them the money, the lawsuit says. He also told them not to worry Ghislaine with the matter because she "lacked the ability to impact funding," the lawsuit says.

Kevin Maxwell has made "a handful of sporadic payments" over the years, the last one in January for more than $141,000, but the law firm says the account was never paid current and that's a "small fraction" of what's owed for Ghislaine Maxwell's defense...


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