The veteran businessman was a known associate of Epstein, according to a well-placed source, although he was not named in Epstein’s infamous little black book nor featured on the flight manifestos.
“If Ghislaine talks to prosecutors...she will have no choice but to mention his name,” a source said.
“To make matters worse for this man, he is heavily implicated.”
In a twist, the female A-Lister had a separate and convoluted connection to Epstein and Leslie Wexner, the former Epstein pal who stepped down as CEO of Victoria's Secret parent company in February 2020 as his reputation became sullied by his ties to the sexual predator.
Maxwell is facing six charges with grooming underage girls to have sex with Epstein for decades.
Contrary to past reports, the Southern District of New York and FBI haven’t closed the book on the case and continue to investigate alleged co-conspirators, sources confirmed to OK!.
Prosecutors suggested Friday that a federal grand jury investigation into the late Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell remains active, indicating more criminal charges could be on the way.
Separately, officials in the U.S. Virgin Islands issued a civil subpoena to the most powerful man on Wall Street, billionaire investor Leon Black, about his decades-long business ties to the convicted sex offender Epstein, The New York Times reported.
The civil case is the work of Denise N. George, the attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands, who filed a civil forfeiture suit against Epstein’s estate in January.
A representative for Black said the financier had no further comments, beyond a past statement indicating Epstein provided him with advice on tax strategy, estate planning and philanthropy.
What’s more, OK! revealed Hillary Clinton, the former Presidential candidate and First Lady, hired Maxwell’s nephew, Alexander Djerassi, to work in her office at the State Department when she served as Secretary of State.
Alexander Djerassi, the son of Ghislaine’s sister Isabel Maxwell, was gifted a very powerful and prestigious position within her State Department and the US Government, a source said.
According to his online profile, Djerassi was chief of staff and special assistant in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, covering U.S. relations with Arab states, Israel, and Iran from 2009 to 2012.
“Secretary Clinton gave Alex a job in one of the most sensitive areas of Obama’s executive apparatus,” a source said.
“The fact Alex Djerassi, fresh out of college, was put in charge of the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, covering the Middle East, was an interesting move.
“He worked directly on the Arab Spring, and Hillary sent Alex as the US representative to the expatriate rebel groups Friends of Libya and Friends of the Syrian People. His was given special treatment.”
A year before Djerassi’s appointment, his aunt’s ex-boyfriend, Epstein, pleaded guilty to a state charge (one of two) of procuring for prostitution a girl below age 18 and was sentenced to 18 months in prison.