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Former British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell “has not been fully candid” about her finances, said the judge who ruled she’ll remain behind bars as she fights federal sex-trafficking charges.

U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan on Monday rejected Maxwell’s request to be freed on a $28.5 million bond, saying her proposal doesn’t provide sufficient security that the onetime girlfriend of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein will show up for trial. The judge made her reasoning public on Wednesday, calling Maxwell’s disclosures to court authorities after her July arrest “woefully incomplete.”

“That lack of candor raises significant concerns as to whether the court has now been provided a full and accurate picture of her finances and as to the defendant’s willingness to abide by any set of conditions of release,” Nathan wrote in a 22-page opinion.

Prosecutors said Maxwell played a critical role in helping Epstein identify, befriend and groom minor victims for abuse. Epstein died in a Manhattan jail last year while he was awaiting trial on his own charges of trafficking in girls. His death was ruled a suicide.

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