Nearly 200 names connected to the Jeffrey Epstein-Ghislaine Maxwell sex trafficking conspiracy could be released by a New York judge as soon as Tuesday.
- But expectations that the release of the names from the ageing defamation suit could transfer to criminal charges are probably overblown.
- Many on the list will already be publicly known as associates, employees of Epstein and Maxwell, or people who had flown on his planes.
- It may also name Epstein’s alleged victims who had been taken to homes.
It is the names of the John Does that will be mostly scrutinized, and is almost certain to include a former US president, actors, academics and, notoriously, the now reclusive British prince.