Maurene Comey, the daughter of former FBI director James Comey, is one of the three lead prosecutors on the child trafficking case against Ghislaine Maxwell, whose trial is scheduled to begin Monday.
Maurene’s taken on major cases before Maxwell’s trial, such as the prosecution of Natalie Edwards, a self-proclaimed Treasury Department whistleblower, Robert Hadden, a gynecologist accused of abusing dozens of young women and she was also one of the lead prosecutors in the case against Jeffrey Epstein before he allegedly killed himself in August 2019 while awaiting trial.
Maurene Comey joined the office in 2015 and she is listed as one of three lead prosecutors handling the case against Maxwell, along with Assistant US Attorneys Alex Rossmiller and Alison Gainfort Moe. These three also handled the case against Epstein, who was indicted in July 2019 for numerous sex crimes.
For this case, they will be joined by Assistant US Attorneys Andrew Rohrbach and Lara Elizabeth Pomerantz.
Maxwell has been accused by the prosecutors of trafficking teenage girls and abusing them with Jeffrey Epstein. Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to the charges and has denied all misconduct.