Ghislaine Maxwell, the 58-year-old socialite and former partner of dead sex offender and accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested on a 156-acre property located at 338 East Washington Road in Bradford, New Hampshire, federal sources familiar with the arrest have confirmed to Law&Crime. The sources spoke on background because they were not authorized to directly release the information publicly.
The sources were not able to directly confirm whether Maxwell lived at the property, owned it, or controlled it.
The property was purchased last December by a company named Granite Reality, LLC. That’s according to a deed filed Dec. 13, 2019, in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, where the property sits. (Other public documents state the name of the company as Granite Realty, LLC — note the spelling difference.) The online real estate website Zillow lists the sale price as $1,070,750.
The property is described as a “stunning” four-bedroom, four-bathroom home which provides an “amazing retreat for the nature lover who also wants total privacy.”
“From every room there are views of the Mt Sunapee foothills to the west,” the listing goes on to say. “The great room meets you as you enter with a floor to ceiling Buzz Call fireplace, cathedral ceiling and beautiful hardwood floors. An open concept home with first floor master suite, wonderful gourmet kitchen and a cozy den with guest room(s) upstairs.”
A separate guest house also exists on the property, the listing further says. There is also a “4 bay workshop/garage, gazebo, fields and forests.”
Granite Reality, LLC, is listed as having an address of 155 Seaport Boulevard in Boston, Mass. According to documents on file with the New Hampshire Secretary of State, Granite Reality, LLC, is a domestic company (that is, a New Hampshire company) with a Boston address linked to the law firm Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP. The LLC’s purpose is listed as follows:
Acquiring, holding for investment, maintaining, preserving, developing, improving, operating, selling, leasing, financing, disposing of and otherwise investing in real and personal property, and any lawful business permitted under the New Hampshire Limited Liability Company Act.
The Granite Realty, LLC listed in one of the documents appears to be a typographical error. An individual connected to that company told Law&Crime by telephone that his company was not involved “whatsoever” with the property linked to Ghislaine Maxwell.
Fox News reported Thursday that Maxwell was “hiding out” in Paris, France, before she was ultimately arrested in New Hampshire.
During a noontime press conference Thursday, federal authorities said Maxwell was arrested by FBI agents from Boston who were assisted by fellow agents from New Haven, Conn., Newark, N.J., and Albany, N.Y. The New York Police Department was also present for the New Hampshire arrest.
The New Hampshire State Police told Law&Crime that troopers “were in contact with the Federal Bureau of Investigation before and after the arrest of Ms. Maxwell” but referred all other questions to federal authorities.
Assistant FBI director Bill Sweeney said at a Thursday afternoon press conference that Maxwell “slithered away to a gorgeous property in New Hampshire, continuing to live a life of leisure” while her alleged victims suffered. The feds moved on her when they were ready, he indicated, and Maxwell was arrested without incident.
Read the real estate documents from the property’s December sale below.
Read the town’s property information card in the viewer below.
Editor’s note: this report has been updated.
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