The criminal case against Ghislaine Maxwell for allegedly grooming Jeffrey Epstein’s victims, might show how to hide real estate & other assets by employing: a shell company, lawyers, cash; & numerous bank accounts. Prosecutors’ 7/2/20 “Memorandum In Support Of Detention” says Ms. Maxwell’s apparent New Hampshire hideout was purchased in December 2019 “through a carefully anonymized LLC.” The LLC seemed to have paid $1.07 million in cash for this New Hampshire property with a luxury home. A U.S. Sun article identifies the LLC as Granite Reality LLC.
However, Granite Reality LLC is a suspected shell company. It was formed on n 11/18/19, the New Hampshire Secretary of State’s website says. Granite Reality LLC’s principal office address is listed as “c/o Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, 155 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA, 02210, USA.” That name & address belong to the Massachusetts Nutter law firm. The Secretary of State’s web page also reveals that Jeffrey W. Roberts is a manager of Granite Reality LLC. Mr. Roberts is a lawyer at the Nutter law firm who chairs the Private Client Department and does estate planning for high net worth individuals.
Meanwhile, Ghislaine Maxwell is thought to have actually paid the $1.07 million cash for the New Hampshire property in 2019. This is mentioned at the New York Post article “Ghislaine Maxwell arrest: Armed agents, spy planes used to take down Epstein gal pal.” Stated differently, Ms. Maxwell is the alleged true beneficial owner of the New Hampshire property. Additionally, Prosecutors’ “Memorandum In Support of Detention” alleges Ms. Maxwell maintained or was associated with 15 bank accounts since 2016. The total balance of the accounts ranged from hundreds of thousands of dollars to more than $20 million.
Therefore, indicators that Ms. Maxwell might be hiding assets include Ms. Maxwell’s:
- reported 2019 purchase of the New Hampshire property with the large amount of cash;
- alleged use of the Granite Reality LLC shell company;
- suspected misuse of gatekeepers/suspected misuse of lawyers;
- reported use of more than 15 bank accounts since 2016.
Video: Courtesy of 60 Minutes
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