ALASKA CONNECTION INCLUDES ARCTIC ASSEMBLY GIGS
The late Jeffrey Epstein’s confidante and alleged accomplice was arrested today by the FBI in New Hampshire and charged with conspiracy and enticing minors to engage in sex and more.
Epstein, a millionaire, socialite, and convicted sex offender, reportedly hanged himself in his cell last August at a federal facility after he was accused of abusing dozens of underage girls in his mansions in Florida and New York between 2002 and 2005.
The investigation into his girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell indicates that she was helping to arrange for the underage girls — some as young as 14 — to be provided to Epstein for his sexual pleasure, and for the sexual exploitation of his friends.
Maxwell’s ties to the former owner and publisher of the Anchorage Daily News and Alaska Dispatch became known in 2014, when Maxwell came to Alaska to spend time with Rogoff during the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. How the two met and partied across Alaska was only referred to vaguely in the New York Post’s Page Six gossip column.
Maxwell is the youngest daughter of the late British publishing magnate Robert Maxwell, who was a member of Parliament, a suspected spy, and scandal-ridden fraudster, who stole millions of dollars from his companies’ pension plans, a fact only discovered after his death.
“In some instances, Maxwell was present for and participated in the sexual abuse of minor victims,” the indictment states.
FBI Assistant Director William Sweeney said she is “one of the villains of this investigation.”
Ghislaine Maxwell began the British-based charity TerraMar Project, and was a featured speaker at the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland and in Seattle, Washington.
The Arctic Circle Assembly was founded by Alice Rogoff, former President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, and former Premier of Greenland Kuupik Kleist. Rogoff is still on the advisory board for the organization, but there’s no indiction the ladies have kept up their alliance, and Maxwell disbanded her nonprofit after Epstein was arrested and has been somewhat of a recluse in New England for the past year.
Meanwhile, Rogoff and her husband David Rubenstein had divorced and Rogoff drove the Alaska Dispatch (Anchorage Daily News) into bankruptcy. The paper was rescued by the Binkley family of Fairbanks, which has kept it alive since buying it for $1 million in 2017.