Ghislaine Maxwell has hired a New York-based lawyer who previously represented one of Osama bin Laden's henchmen, as she seeks to bolster her team ahead of her sex trafficking trial next year.
Bobbi Sternheim is described on the website of her law firm, Fasulo Braverman & Di Maggio, as a 'recognized leader' in 'litigating difficult and complex cases'.
They say she holds Top Secret/SCI Clearance and has tried international organized crime and racketeering conspiracies, international terrorism offenses, international telemarketing fraud, capital murder, and interstate transport of pornographic media.
Among her most famous clients is Khaled al-Fawwaz, described by prosecutors as 'a top al-Qaida terrorist'.
She represented him during his 2015 trial on charges of conspiracy resulting in twin embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania in August 1998, which killed 224 people.
Manhattan prosecutors said that al-Fawwaz 'worked for years, directly and personally for Osama bin Laden. ... The defendant helped Osama bin Laden declare his bloody war on Americans.'
Al-Fawwaz was sentenced to life in prison.