The FBI agents who arrested Ghislaine Maxwell last week almost blew their cover when they lied to a neighbor who complained about noise from spy planes buzzing overheard, according to a report.
A local told the UK’s Mirror that aircraft had been circling over the disgraced British socialite’s 156-acre hideaway in New Hampshire beginning before dawn Thursday.
“They were a nuisance. We began calling each other to find out what the noise was about. Finally one snapped and drove down to where the vehicles were lined up,” the resident told the outlet.
“He demanded to know who they were and they replied they were from the New England Aerial map society – it was totally fictitious. The problem the FBI had was that the guy is an expert in maps and geology. It’s what he does for a living,” the local continued.
“He saw straight through it and asked to see inside their van but was harshly told it was off-limits. He told his wife, and she called the police on the FBI. It was hilarious.”
After the close call, the feds finally stormed the property – called “Tuckedaway” – with help from New York cops, local police and New Hampshire’s gang task force.
They swiftly collared Maxwell, 58, the longtime confidant of notorious late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein who now faces federal sex-abuse charges.
Maxwell, who is being held at a medium-security lockup some 20 miles from her luxurious home, is expected to be transferred this week to the Southern District of New York for her upcoming court appearance, according to a letter filed by federal prosecutors late Sunday.
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