Jeffrey Epstein died in August 2019, pending trial on charges of setting up a child trafficking scheme. The alleged longtime accomplice, Ghislaine Maxwell, was missing and was only spotted by the authorities for using a mobile phone to communicate with the lawyer, daughter and husband, can be read in a court document to which the Daily Beast had access.

Maxwell had a relationship with Epstein in the 1990s and is said to have been an accomplice in child trafficking. The search warrant that the authorities had authorized access to GPS data and the phone’s location history, which is described as “G Max”. The FBI has asked for additional authorization to use a suitcase-sized device to send and receive signals to nearby mobile phones. The method is controversial because it gives authorities information about phones and users close to those being monitored. Professor Alan Woodward, from the University of Surrey, expresses concern that “what happens to data [dos outros telefones] is uncertain. However, assuming that some measures are needed to locate a phone, it should not be necessary to retain data from the phones that are not being targeted ”. The expert reinforces that it is not clear how the forces of the authorities use this technology and what they do to the collected data.

Ghislaine Maxwell is due to go on trial in July and has twice been refused bail. The charges against the woman involve raising minors who were later sold and exploited by Epstein.

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