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World April trial date set for guards charged in Epstein death

08:40  26 november  2019
08:40  26 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Guards on Duty During Epstein Suicide May Face Charges

  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.

A judge has set an April trial date for two jail guards accused of failing to make required checks on Jeffrey Epstein the day he died. (Nov. 25) Subscribe

A judge has set an April trial date for two jail guards accused of failing to make required checks on Jeffrey Epstein the day he died. 10. New York City’s medical examiner ruled Epstein ’s death a suicide. Epstein was awaiting trial on charges he sexually abused teenage girls at his Manhattan

A judge set an April trial date Monday for two jail guards accused of failing to make required checks on Jeffrey Epstein the morning he died.

Jeffrey Epstein Suicide: Two Jail Workers Charged

  Jeffrey Epstein Suicide: Two Jail Workers Charged 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. 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.© Haruka Sakaguchi for The New York Times The Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has set an April trial date for two jail guards accused of failing to make required checks on Jeffrey Epstein the day he New York City’s medical examiner ruled Epstein ’s death a suicide. Epstein was awaiting trial on charges he sexually abused teenage girls at his

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge set an April trial date Monday for two jail guards accused of failing to make required checks on Jeffrey Epstein the 10. New York City’s medical examiner ruled Epstein ’s death a suicide. Epstein was awaiting trial on charges he sexually abused teenage girls at his

The trial of guards Tova Noel and Michael Thomas can begin April 20, U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres said.

The guards after their arrest last week pleaded not guilty to lying on prison records to make it seem as though they had made required checks on the financier before he was found in his cell Aug. 10. New York City’s medical examiner ruled Epstein’s death a suicide.

Guards Accused of Napping and Shopping Online the Night Epstein Died

  Guards Accused of Napping and Shopping Online the Night Epstein Died The night that Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself in a Manhattan jail, one of the guards on duty was catching up on sports news and looking at motorcycle sales on a government computer. The night that Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself in a Manhattan jail, one of the guards on duty was catching up on sports news and looking at motorcycle sales on a government computer. The other spent time shopping online for furniture. For about two hours, they appeared to be asleep at a desk just 15 feet away from Mr. Epstein’s cell.

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has set an April trial date for two jail guards accused of failing to make required checks on Jeffrey Epstein the day he New York City’s medical examiner ruled Epstein ’s death a suicide. Epstein was awaiting trial on charges he sexually abused teenage girls at his

Two correctional officers responsible for guarding Epstein the night he killed himself have been charged with falsifying prison records. NEW YORK — A judge has set an April trial date for two jail guards accused of failing to make required checks on Jeffrey Epstein the day he died.

Epstein was awaiting trial on charges he sexually abused teenage girls at his Manhattan mansion and a Florida home.

Federal authorities said in court papers that Noel and Thomas appeared to sleep for two hours, perused the internet and failed to make required checks of cells every 30 minutes during an eight-hour period when Epstein’s cell 15 feet from the guards went unchecked.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Rebekah Donaleski said evidence will include hundreds of hours of jailhouse video recordings.

Lawyers for the guards, who are suspended without pay, said their clients were being blamed for systemic problems that plagued the Metropolitan Correctional Center before Epstein’s death.

Attorney Jason Foy, representing Noel, said the lawyers likely will be seeking information beyond evidence that is turned over to them by prosecutors.

“I believe there are outside circumstances that are driving this prosecution,” he said.

Montel Figgins, a for representing Thomas, said outside court that the guards are scapegoats for many failings in a troubled federal lockup.

“Absolutely,” Figgins said when asked whether “scapegoat” was an appropriate word to use. “Only two people charged? For this to happen, a lot had to fail.”

He asked, for instance, who decided that Epstein’s cellmate should be removed from his cell the day before he died. Prison psychologists had determined that Epstein should not be alone in a cell after he was removed from suicide watch after he was found injured in his cell in July.

“The system had a lot of problems. Supervision, staffing,” Figgins said.

The next pretrial hearing was scheduled for Jan. 30.

Investigative journalist: Why is Bill Clinton escaping scrutiny in Jeffrey Epstein case? .
Following a bombshell interview in which Virginia Roberts Giuffre claimed she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein and forced to have sex with Prince Andrew, an investigative reporter is asking why former President Bill Clinton is not being discussed. On "The Story," New York Post writer Maureen Callahan claimed it is odd that Andrew is most notable person to become embroiled in the alleged scandal so far.

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