Thursday, July 25, 2024

Lost & Linked Via Lawyers – Alleged Fraudster Sam Bankman-Fried Hires Fraudster’s Daughter Ghislaine Maxwell’s Lawyers

That the man who ‘lost’ his investors over £8.2 billion Sam Bankman-Fried has hired a lawyer used by the woman whose dad ‘lost’ £500 million of pensioners money Ghislaine Maxwell is telling

Birds of a feather do tend to flock together and now it seems the daughter of the pension pot plundering thief Robert Maxwell’s lawyer has moved on and taken on another alleged scammer. Now, it seems, fresh from failing to keep her out of the clink in 2021, mucky madam Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyer Mark S. Cohen has taken on alleged cryptocurrency conman Sam Bankman-Fried.


Said to once be worth as much as £21.5 billion ($26.5 billion, €25 billion or درهم97.3 billion) but now down to one working credit card with “maybe £81,000 ($100,000, €95,000 or درهم367,000) in that bank account,” self-declared “I didn’t ever try to commit fraud” Bankman-Fried is surely hardly a dream client but clearly Cohen, a former assistant United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York, is banking on getting a win rather than a lose this time round.


Given, however, that Bankman-Fried also spoke “against the advice of his lawyers” earlier this month at The New York Times’ Dealbook Summit, one is simply left questioning this managing partner at Cohen & Gresser’s rationale. In fact, let’s get to the point: Is Mark S. Cohen just a man who is actually a magnet for multimillionaire megalomaniacs who simply cannot and will not ever pay their bills?


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Pictured Top (left to right) – Alleged fraudster and CEO of FTX Sam Bankman-Fried (better known just as ‘SBF’) and £3 million debtor-to-her-lawyers Ghislaine Maxwell with her late Ponzi scheming fraudster lover Jeffrey Epstein and with her late pension pot plundering papa, Robert Maxwell.


Mark S Cohen Ghislaine Maxwell
Fresh from failing for Ghislaine Maxwell, Mark S. Cohen, attorney and managing partner of Cohen & Gresser, has been retained by FTX co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried (AKA ‘SBF’) – who is also said to be consulting David Mills, a professor at Stanford Law. Joseph Bankman, the father of ‘SBF,’ is also a Stanford Law professor.
Sam Bankman-Fried
Scruffy ‘SBF’ – born in March 1992 – remarkably achieved the almighty ‘accolade’ of building a personal fortune of £21.5 billion and then very quickly losing it in his 30 years on the planet. He’s said to be down to his last £80,000 and the chances of him being able to personally pay his new lawyer, Mark S. Cohen, seem as likely as Ghislaine Maxwell ponying up and paying her outstanding said to be £3 million plus legal bills.
Mr and Mrs Scott Borgerson with Mr and Mrs Jeff Spruill
In happier times… Mr and Mrs Scott Borgerson (pictured left and right with a couple named Vikki Spruill and Jeff Spruill “at a cake-cutting ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of the New England Aquarium on 20th June 2019) seemed like they were destined for a life of luxury and lavishness back when they met in 2015. Little did Mr Borgerson know what he was in for, or, did he plan it all along? Did he know what was coming and did he, like his fellow submarine pilot, have deviousness on the brain? They say that the “truth is stranger than fiction” and in the case of a couple who hid their union even from Ghislaine Maxwell’s siblings until she was arrested, something most definitely stinks to high heaven. Mr Borgerson now finds himself, along with his in-the-clink wife and her brother Kevin, chased by lawyers said to be seeking circa £3 million in unpaid fees.
Scott Borgerson and Kris McGinn
He’s definitely moved on… Scott Borgerson clearly doesn’t miss his old ‘missus’ Ghislaine. Though he clearly was never proud enough to be open with anyone (and nor was she) during their union – they married in either late 2015 or early 2016, depending on which source you might take as gospel – he’s now living it up with a sexually saucy “yoga enthusiast” with an “ass that could crack open a walnut” named Kris McGinn. On Instagram, she describes herself to her 149 followers as a “writer” and though she’s not posted since 19th October 2021, she previously bizarrely mused about ravens in October 2020. At that time, she quoted a bit of Edgar Allan Poe – “But the Raven still beguiling my sad fancy into smiling” – and stated: “Loved learning more about these marvelous creatures with Jim Benhke for this week’s Cricket.” Clearly, whilst she then got to “smile” when Ghislaine Maxwell got sent down on 29th December 2021, all the mucky madam got instead was an errant husband who, it seems, has run off with her ‘wonga wonga.’
Sex trafficking to nobody
Aside from unpaid lawyers, the Twitterati continue to point out that Jeffrey Epstein’s one-time lover remains “the first person ever to be convicted of trafficking children to nobody.” Isn’t it time, especially if she wants to see any reduction in her sentence, that the noxious nonce Ghislaine Maxwell offered up some of the very, very high profile names to whom she and her co-conspirators (including the also croaked Jean-Luc Brunel) ‘supplied’ girls and boys even?

Ghislaine Maxwell and Scott Borgerson – Known assets that should be sold (and one that has already been sold) that should fund the payment of the lawyers they hired with the help of Kevin Maxwell

Linked by their mutual love of submarines and protecting assets and their identities in a secretive fashion, Scott Borgerson and his very much estranged wife – it is not known if they have yet divorced – are known to have most recently together been connected with the following properties:



The Phippen-Smith House (AKA ‘Tidewood’), 301 Summer Street, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Cape Ann, Essex County, Massachusetts, MA 01944, United States of America


Currently for sale for £6.52 million ($6.95 million, €7.28 million or درهم25.52 million). Purchased by a limited liability company controlled by Ghislaine Maxwell’s then “secret husband” Scott Borgerson for £2.294 million ($2.450 million, €2.564 million or درهم8.998 million) on 30th June 2016. During the transaction, decidedly deviant Ghislaine Maxwell is said to have used the pseudonym ‘Jennifer Ellmax.’



Tuckedaway, 338 East Washington Road, Bradford, New Hampshire, NH 03221, United States of America


Purchased for £1.004 million ($1.070 million, €1.121 million or درهم3.932million) in a cash transaction on 13th December 2019 by a shell company formed on 18th November 2019 named Granite Realty LLC.


Approached in November for comment as to the current status of this property by The Steeple Times, a representative selling agent at the time of Maxwell’s purchase, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, cryptically responded: “We have no information on this property and unfortunately have no contact information for the owner. Sorry we could not be of more help.”



44 Kinnerton Street, Belgravia, London, SW1X 8ES, United Kingdom


Purchased by Ghislaine Maxwell in 1997 for £290,000 ($310,000, €324,000 or درهم1.1 million) on 22nd January 1997 and sold by her representatives on 19th April 2021 for £1.75 million ($1.87 million, €1.96 million or درهم6.87 million).


A neighbour, approached recently by The Steeple Times, shared: “We are sick of ghouls coming to look at this house. They bang on the door and when they don’t get an answer as it is clearly empty, they pester us. One even asked me if I could help him get in as he wanted to take a picture on the landing. He said: ‘I want my Prince Andrew shot.’ I told him to bugger off.”


Matthew Steeples
Matthew Steeples
A graduate of the London School of Economics, Matthew Steeples is a writer and marketing consultant. He conceived The Steeple Times as a media arena to fill the void between the Mail Online, The Huffington Post and such organs as the New York Social Diary in 2012.


  1. I don’t know who looks meaner while celebrating the Aquarium of New England. ..Scott or Ghislaine ..he looks quite severe…she looks a little blank .. remembering the Met Gala…and revealing couture…

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