She had the opportunity to return to Bolivia to visit family; upon her return she brought everyone in the office small souvenirs of her home country.
Maria's office duties included typical housekeeping in an office:
For our special events, she received guests and hung up their coats/umbrellas/etc. She prepared trays of beverages, coffees, teas, sodas. And she cleaned up after such events.
I could hear the screeching WITH my door closed.
Silence followed. Then footsteps and the closing of our office entry door.
Colby invited me in and answered my question of what in the hell had just gone on.
It turned out that Maria, having been hectored on numerous occasions about getting the guest house ready according to Sekulow's standards, had done too good a job:
Except, as it turned out, no one had told Maria that one of Sekulow's security detail had placed a family heirloom, an old hatbox, in the room.
Sekulow had sent the hatbox ahead with one of his security team that had driven up from Va Beach.
Maria was directed to get the bedrooms ready for Sekulow and his guests.
Mind you, Maria did not engage in an antisemitic act by deliberately ruining a minor bit of Judaica. She threw out what appeared to her to be trash.