NEW YORK — Ghislaine Maxwell is expected on Tuesday to ask a federal appeals court to throw out her conviction for helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse teenage girls, saying a slew of errors marred the case as prosecutors made her a scapegoat because the financier was dead.

“The government prosecuted Ms. Maxwell as a proxy for Jeffrey Epstein” to satisfy “public outrage” over the case, and worked with his accusers “to develop new allegations out of faded, distorted, and motivated memories,” Maxwell lawyer Arthur Aidala said in a statement obtained by Reuters.