Ghisaline Maxwell’s attorneys said they would seek an appeal of the verdict for Ms. Maxwell, who was found guilty of five counts of sex trafficking.
Ms. Maxwell, a British socialite who dated convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, was convicted Wednesday.
Ms. Maxwell, who’s 60, faces up to 40 years in prison on the most serious count. A date hasn’t been set for sentencing.
A New York City jury found Ms. Maxwell guilty of helping Mr. Epstein with his sexual abuse of underage girls.
A family statement on Wednesday night said the appeal process had been started.
Ms. Maxwell, meanwhile, faces another trial on two counts of perjury.
She was arrested in July 2020, nearly a year after Mr. Epstein killed himself in jail.
— Dave Mason