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World Jeffrey Epstein Suicide: Two Jail Workers Charged

19:09  19 november  2019
19:09  19 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Two federal workers who were on duty the night Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in a Manhattan jail are expected to be charged on Tuesday in connection with their alleged failure to check on him every half-hour, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges Tuesday against two jail staffers who allegedly failed to check on multimillionaire sex offender Jeffrey 10. Epstein was found hanging in his cell early that morning, and the city’s medical examiner ruled his death a suicide . For “substantial portions of their

Jeffrey Epstein wearing glasses: Jeffrey Epstein died in a Manhattan federal jail in August after he was indicted on sex trafficking charges.© New York State Sex Offender Registry, via Associated Press Jeffrey Epstein died in a Manhattan federal jail in August after he was indicted on sex trafficking charges. Two federal workers who were on duty the night Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in a Manhattan jail were charged on Tuesday in connection with their alleged failure to check on him every half-hour.

The two federal Bureau of Prisons employees were expected to appear in United States District Court in Manhattan.

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The charges are the first to arise from a criminal investigation into the death of Mr. Epstein, the disgraced financier who hanged himself at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges.

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  Guards on Duty During Epstein Suicide May Face Charges [Update: The two federal prison workers were expected to be arrested on Tuesday.] Two federal prison workers on duty the night Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in a Manhattan jail could be charged as early as this week with falsifying records to hide their failure to check on him as was required, according to a person briefed on the case.  The workers, who have not been publicly identified, came under scrutiny soon after Mr. Epstein’s death because they were responsible for monitoring the high-security unit where Mr. Epstein, the disgraced financier who had previously been convicted of sex crimes, was being held.

Two workers at a federal jail in New York City were reportedly arrested on charges connected to their alleged botching of conducting safety checks on wealth investor Jeffrey Epstein before his death in August. Authorities have said Epstein died as a result of suicide by hanging.

The warden and the head of the federal Bureau of Prisons have been reassigned. Two employees accused of sleeping on the job and falsifying records have been placed on administrative leave. Now, roughly 15 employees at the Metropolitan Correctional Center where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in

The Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.© Haruka Sakaguchi for The New York Times The Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan. A person briefed on the case had said early on Tuesday that the two federal workers had already been arrested, but others involved in the case said later in the morning that the arrests had not yet been carried out and the two workers would be charged later in the day.

The indictment charged the workers, Tova Noel and Michael Thomas, with making false records and conspiring to defraud the United States. Specifically, the indictment said the two workers failed to make their rounds to check on detainees and instead “sat at their desk, browsed the internet and moved around the common area.” Then they signed documents saying they had looked in inmates when they had not.

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[Update: The two federal prison workers were expected to be arrested on Tuesday.]. Two federal prison workers on duty the night Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in a Manhattan jail could be charged as early as this week with falsifying records to hide their failure to check on him as was required

More than three months after Jeffrey Epstein reportedly hanged himself in a New York City jail , two of his guards will be charged with failing to properly monitor the notorious financier and sex offender before his suicide . The Bureau of Prisons workers — one of whom was not a full correctional officer

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“The defendants had a duty to ensure the safety and security of federal inmates in their care at the Metropolitan Correctional Center,” Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States attorney in Manhattan, said in a statement. “Instead, they repeatedly failed to conduct mandated checks on inmates and lied on official forms to hide their dereliction.”

Mr. Epstein, 66, had been in custody for more than a month when he was found dead on Aug. 10. New York City’s chief medical examiner ruled the death a suicide. Lawyers for Mr. Epstein have challenged that finding, and a forensic pathologist hired by Mr. Epstein’s family has claimed that “evidence points to homicide.”

The workers came under scrutiny shortly after Mr. Epstein’s death, because they were responsible for monitoring the high-security protective housing unit where Mr. Epstein, who had only recently been removed from a suicide watch was being held.

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Two prison workers who allegedly slept through notorious sex predator Jeffrey Epstein ’s suicide were arrested and charged with falsifying jail records to cover up their failure to check on the prisoner as he died in his cell. Tova Noel and Michael Thomas face federal charges in connection with the

Two corrections officers tasked with guarding Jeffrey Epstein at the time of his suicide have been arrested, sources said Tuesday. The two officers will face charges related to accusations of falsifying prison records at the Metropolitan Correctional Center.

Rather than checking on Mr. Epstein every 30 minutes as they were supposed to, the workers fell asleep for hours and falsified records to cover up what they had done, according to several officials with knowledge of the matter.

Jose Rojas, an official in the prison workers’ union and a teacher at the Coleman prison complex in Sumter County, Fla., said that, although he did not condone falsifying records, the two prison staff members were being scapegoated for Mr. Epstein’s death.

Mr. Rojas said missing rounds and doctoring records was generally treated as a policy violation in the bureau, not as a criminal matter.

And, he said, there was blame to go around.

“There’s culpability at the top,” Mr. Rojas said. “They always try to blame the lowest person on the totem pole.”

Mr. Epstein had pleaded not guilty and was set to go on trial next year. If he had been convicted, he would have faced up to 45 years in prison.

Three weeks before his death, Mr. Epstein was found injured in his cell in what was then investigated as a possible suicide attempt. By the time of his death, Mr. Epstein had been taken off suicide watch but was supposed to have another inmate in his cell. The prison allowed him to be housed alone the day he died, Mr. Rojas said.

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The two Bureau of Prisons staffers were supposed to regularly look in on Epstein , a registered sex offender with extensive political connections, the night he hanged himself in his cell at the The pair are accused of falsifying jail logs to say they did those checks. This is a developing story.

The two guards who were on duty the night Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in a New York City jail are facing federal charges after allegedly failing to check on the convicted paedophile every The guards were charged on Tuesday, and are expected to appear in United States District Court in Manhattan.

Additionally, the Manhattan jail had been short staffed for quite some time. On the night when Mr. Epstein died, both staff members were working overtime. One had volunteered to work, having already done several tours of overtime that week. The other had been forced to work a 16-hour double shift.

The staffing problems at the Manhattan jail are emblematic of a larger shortage of correctional officers in federal jails and prisons across the country.

These facilities have been dealing with rising levels of violence and other safety problems as the Trump administration has curtailed hiring in its quest to shrink the government, according to an investigation by The New York Times last year.

Some prisons have been so pressed for guards that they have forced teachers, nurses and other support staff to step in. That can lead to security risks because substitute workers are often less familiar with the inmate population than regular guards and can miss cues indicating that trouble is brewing, The Times’s investigation found.

That Mr. Epstein managed to kill himself while in federal custody was viewed as an embarrassment to the Bureau of Prisons and the Justice Department. The attorney general, William P., Barr, ordered an investigation into Mr. Epstein’s death.

On Tuesday, the director of the Bureau of Prisons, Kathleen Hawk Sawyer, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. She said the F.B.I. was investigating whether prison workers and officials had broken any criminal statutes.

When asked if there was a widespread problem of Bureau of Prisons employees sleeping on the job, Ms. Sawyer said that there were “a few.” She added that the agency was trying to identify problem employees and that it was monitoring cameras to make sure that staff were adequately performing their jobs.

During the hearing, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a Republican, asked Ms. Sawyer if she agreed with the medical examiner’s finding that Mr. Epstein’s death was a suicide.

Ms. Sawyer, who was brought in to head the agency after Mr. Epstein’s death, said she had no evidence that refuted the medical examiner’s conclusion but that she was limited in what she could say about the case because of the ongoing investigation.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Katie Benner and Ali Watkins contributed reporting.

UK police say they will not launch criminal probe into Epstein allegation .
British police said on Thursday an allegation against the late financier Jeffrey Epstein regarding trafficking for sexual exploitation would not proceed to a full criminal investigation, maintaining a previously made decision. Epstein's suicide on Aug. 10, at age 66, came a little over a month after the well-connected money manager was arrested and charged with trafficking dozens of underage girls as young as 14 from at least 2002 to 2005. He had pleaded not guilty.

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