A shocking new report from the Department of Justice has revealed that the British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell might actually be immune from prosecution thanks to a sweetheart deal that was drawn up for the late billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein back in 2007.

The Sun reported that Southern District of Florida lawyers had designed the deal to protect four purported female associates who were allegedly involved in claims made against Epstein at the time. However, the loosely-worded document stated that the U.S. would not charge “any potential co-conspirators of Epstein, including but not limited to (the four).” This language is so loose that it may even apply to Maxwell, who has been accused of being Epstein’s chief recruiter.

This was revealed in a report by the Department of Justice’s internal watchdog, the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). The goal of this report was to ascertain whether or not any of the prosecutors involved in Epstein’s case engaged in corruption or professional misconduct. While the report ended up concluding that this did not happen, it also dug up some disturbing questions about how the case was handled over the course of its 350 pages.

It was in 2007 that Epstein signed a non prosecution agreement (NPA) that made federal charges against him disappear. This came a year after he was charged with four counts of lewd and lascivious behavior for unlawful sex with a minor. Epstein’s lawyers were the ones who drew up the immunity clause, which also protected four women from being prosecuted.

These women have been identified as Sarah Kellen, who was allegedly one of his main recruiters, Nadia Marcinkova, an alleged sex slave, Adriana Ross, one of his associates, and Lesley Groff, who is said to have been his New York based assistant. Each of these women have denied doing anything wrong, with some of them claiming that they were victims of Epstein themselves.

The immunity clause states, “The United States agrees that it will not institute any criminal charges against any potential co-conspirators of Epstein, including but not limited to (the four women).” The wording seems to be loose enough that it could apply to Maxwell, who was arrested back in July for allegedly grooming young girls for sex with Epstein, and sometimes participating in the abuse herself.

Epstein himself committed suicide in prison in August of 2019 while awaiting trial on sex charges of his own. Maxwell, who has denied any wrongdoing, has been remanded to prison until her trial, which is scheduled to take place in July of 2021.