Lonely Ghislaine Maxwell has turned to a fellow incarcerated socialite and a mysterious pen pal to cope with the dreary monotony of life inside federal prison, DailyMail.com reveals exclusively.
The convicted sex trafficker, 61, has few close companions at FCI Tallahassee, where inmates have called her “Karen” and “chomo,” prison slang for child molester.
But he’s struck up a steadfast friendship with Monique Brady, a ruthless financial ‘predator’ who swindled millions from his family and friends to finance lavish vacations, shopping sprees and a gambling addiction.
Maxwell has also been corresponding by mail with a mystery admirer, according to sources at Florida’s low-security prison, where he is serving a 20-year sentence for helping Jeffrey Epstein abuse girls.
Sources tell DailyMail.com that Ghislaine Maxwell has found support and companionship in disgraced inmate and socialite Monique Brady (right) behind bars at FCI Tallahassee
As DailyMail.com previously reported, the disgraced British socialite, 61, is having a hard time adjusting to the low-security facility after rubbing shoulders with other inmates and even prison staff since her arrival.
“He is believed to be a UK male,” our insider said. Someone he never met but he started writing to her once she was locked up.
Max hides the letters and keeps his identity a closely guarded secret. She filed a complaint about the tampering with her mail because she is so paranoid about the leak of her name.
Maxwell has only a handful of confidants behind bars, most notably the conniving 48-year-old Ponzi Brady, a prominent figure on the New England social scene who rubbed shoulders with the likes of NFL legend Tom Brady (no relation).
The friendship could be short-lived, as Brady is set to debut in April.
The Rhode Island resident is serving an eight-year sentence for wire fraud, identity theft and obstruction of the IRS in a $4.8 million scam described by a federal judge as “just unbelievable.”
Brady’s 23 victims included his childhood best friend, a close friend from law school, his stepbrother, and a woman who was a grandmother to his children.
Brady’s ex-husband, Thomas Brady, was a firefighter and three of his colleagues were attacked, along with an elderly Alzheimer’s patient, according to federal prosecutors.
Everyone believed they were investing in Brady’s real estate management company to remodel dilapidated houses, many of which turned out to be fictitious.
Like Maxwell, Brady was once a prominent figure in high society, particularly on the New England social scene, where he rubbed shoulders with the likes of NFL legend Tom Brady.
Among Brady’s victims were three of her firefighter ex-husband Thomas Brady’s colleagues (pictured) along with an elderly Alzheimer’s patient, according to federal prosecutors.
Brady conned 23 people out of nearly $5 million, prosecutors said, and used the money to buy a million-dollar home and luxury items, including his Louis Vuitton shoe collection.
Instead, the mother of four squandered her life savings on a sprawling mansion, Super Bowl tickets and a vast collection of Louis Vuitton shoes.
After learning that the FBI was following her, Brady booked a one-way ticket to Vietnam, but was arrested in April 2019 before she could make the flight and later admitted her guilt.
She was locked up in several different prisons before coming to FCI Tallahassee, where she became a tutor in the prison’s education department and met Maxwell, who works in the law library.
“They were both members of high society who were used to the good life and are now languishing in prison, so it’s not a surprise that Mo and Max have become friends,” our source explained.
‘Mo is also very private, loving to complain about the prison and hating the media for writing about her case. They have a lot in common.
Maxwell, the daughter of disgraced British newspaper magnate Robert Maxwell, was sentenced to two decades behind bars in June last year.
The judge recommended that she serve time at FCI Danbury, the Connecticut lockup that inspired Orange is the New Black, but the Bureau of Prisons, which has the final say, decided to send her 1,000 miles south to the Sunshine State.
The disgraced British socialite is still having trouble adjusting to her bleak life behind bars after being surrounded by luxury and wealth for most of her life.
Maxwell is locked up at FCI Tallahassee, which could be her home until July 2037.
Bosses at FCI Tallahassee tried to prevent inmates from learning too much about Maxwell by removing the library’s only copy of Filthy Rich, James Patterson’s best-selling book on Epstein’s crimes.
But as word spread about her ties to the perverted financier, she found herself being scorned by her fellow criminals who say she’s aloof and has poor hygiene.
DailyMail.com revealed last month that Maxwell earned her nickname ‘prison Karen’ due to the more than 400 petty complaints she filed while behind bars.
The Briton criticized the lackluster vegan options on the menu, demanded that prison authorities give her access to hair dye and even complained about a tattooed transgender inmate nicknamed Batman having loud sex on the top bunk.
Maxwell got into so much of a fight with another prisoner that the woman threatened to hit her with a padlock after an argument over a hanger.
In March, he sent two Cuban criminals to solitary confinement after ratting them out for demanding that he buy items for them with his $360 commissary allowance.
Maxwell lived in fear of a beating when the couple left, but one of the Cubans has since been transferred to a halfway house in Laredo, Texas, and the other has been moved to a different housing unit.
Maxwell was convicted on December 29, 2021 on five of the six counts she faced for helping late financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse underage girls.
Epstein was facing trial on sex trafficking charges, but hanged himself behind bars before he could be brought to justice in 2019.
Maxwell, federal prisoner 02879-509, will be 75 when she is released unless she can successfully appeal her convictions for helping her former lover Epstein, who hanged himself behind bars in 2019 rather than face trial.
Federal prosecutors argued in a recent court filing that Maxwell’s conviction for grooming girls as young as 14 should stand, denying claims that she was being used as a proxy to satisfy public outrage over Epstein’s crimes.
However, the Federal Bureau of Prisons website lists an April 2024 release date for Brady, suggesting that Maxwell’s new friend will serve much less than her original eight-year term.
Brady must also pay nearly $5 million in restitution to his victims.
He tried, but failed, to secure early release in December 2020, citing Covid-19 concerns.
“The nearly two dozen people Monique Brady swindled out of millions included family members, first responders, neighbors, childhood friends, and the elderly on the brink of dementia, people who trusted her to invest their life savings, only to be left with empty bank accounts and heartache,” Joseph R. Bonavolonta, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Boston Division, said after his 2020 sentencing.