Steve Hoffenberg, former business partner of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, said in an interview with The Sun newspaper, “Ghislaine Maxwell will cooperate fully with the authorities.” 

Ghislaine Maxwell, known for her love and work relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested on July 2 by the FBI in Bradford, New Hampshire. Later that day, it was made public that she had been charged with six counts in Manhattan’s General Court, including conspiracy to lure and transport minors to engage in illegal sex acts and child abuse. Also in the indictment, both Maxwell and Epstein were aware that the victims were under 18 years of age. 

 Audrey Strauss, acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, reported in a press conference published by NBCNewYork, “This case against Ghislaine Maxwell is the prequel to the previous case we filed against Jeffrey Epstein.” 

Steven Hoffenberg was Jeffrey Epstein’s great mentor and then they became great business partners during the 1980s and 1990s. As a result of his fraudulent business dealings, Hoffenberg was sentenced to 20 years in prison. From there he gave an interview to The Sun newspaper, in which he commented on knowing and having been close to the Maxwell family and their environment. He also said, “Ghislaine will cooperate fully.” “She’s going to cooperate and be very important. Andrew may be very concerned, and there’s a lot of people very worried, a lot of powerful people been named [in the scandal], and she knows everything. … She’ll totally cooperate.”

 Prince Andrew, as reported by The Guardian a few months ago, strongly denied any accusations of misconduct involving Epstein, saying last year that “any suggestion of impropriety with minors is categorically false.” He added, “This is a difficult time for all concerned and I am at a loss to understand or explain Mr. Epstein’s lifestyle … I regret the exploitation of any human being and would not tolerate, participate in or encourage such behavior.” 

Hoffenberg has already served 18 years of his sentence in prison. He knows what life in prison is like and the fears Ghislaine Maxwell will have to face in the future. This is probably why he predicted in the interview with The Sun, “If they keep her in prison, she’ll crack in two seconds. She is not capable of that kind of cruel punishment, prison is too hard and difficult, she will have to be in solitary confinement, and she will break.” 

The former owner of the New York Post, Hoffenberg, after the FBI investigations and falling into prison in 1995, pleaded guilty to mail fraud, tax evasion, and obstruction of justice, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison, while Epstein was able to escape punishment. Now he seems to have changed his life completely, and is cooperating with Epstein’s victims.