Media reports say the alleged madam was taken into custody for her alleged involvement in Epstein’s sex crimes against underage girls.The FBI took Maxwell into custody this morning in New Hampshire. Maxwell dated Epstein and remained close to him for decades.Epstein committed suicide in his Manhattan jail cell last summer after being charged with exploiting underage girls. The FBI is confirming that Ghislaine Maxwell, the long time friend and confidante of the late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, has been arrested and the charges sealed.Maxwell’s arrest is welcome news for many alleged Epstein victims living in Palm Beach County.
The All-Star break is officially behind us, so expect trade talks to increase ahead of the Feb. 24 deadline. The most recent player reportedly in the limelight: Brenden Dillon.A host of teams would like to sure up their blueline depth ahead of a playoff push, and the San Jose Sharks defenseman would provide a boost in that area. Two clubs that have shown interest in him are the Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes, according to TSN’s Pierre LeBrun. TRADE RUMORS: Chris Kreider | Jason Zucker | Trevor Daley | Alexander Georgiev”He’s a defenseman that’s going to be dealt by the Sharks,” LeBrun said with conviction on TSN’s ‘Insider Trading’ panel Tuesday, adding that half a dozen teams have thrown their hats into the ring.LeBrun said the addition of Dillon would be “a nice fit” for the Bruins as a “rugged, defensive defenseman.” As for Carolina, the loss of Dougie Hamilton (broken leg), opens the door for a move to Raleigh for the sixth-year Shark.This season, the 29-year-old has 12 points (one goal, 11 assists) in 51 games. He set a career-high 22 points in 2017-18 before matching the mark in 2018-19. However, in 62 career playoff games (two with Dallas), Dillon has just nine assists. While he has invaluable playoff experience, he is still searching for his first postseason goal — although it is important to note that he is not expected to be a productive player on the offensive end.Dillon is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and is making $3.27 million in the final year of his contract with San Jose after being traded by Dallas in 2014. He could be a valuable piece to a team looking for a short-term rental and will likely find himself wearing a different uniform in the 2020-21 season.As far as the 2019-20 season is concerned, the Hurricanes currently have the advantage over the Bruins in terms of cap space. According to CapFriendly, the Canes are $1,195,837 under the cap while the Bruins have $566,824 to work with, barring additional moves. Both teams are capable of shifting money around in an effort to bolster their rosters prior to the playoffs.MORE: Top 10 trade candidates coming out of the All-Star break At the All-Star break, both teams are in the playoff picture, but Carolina — which sits in the second wild-card spot — is in more danger of slipping out.Dillon is the 11th asset listed on TSN’s Trade Bait List, one spot behind a Carolina first-round pick in 2020, but LeBrun isn’t inclined to believe San Jose will get so much in a return for the defenseman.”It will not be an issue moving Brenden Dillon,” he said. “The question is: What can San Jose get out of it? I think it’s probably going to be a second-round pick and maybe a prospect.”