Two jail guards charged in connection to Jeffrey Epstein's death, sources say
The charges are expected to center around falsifying records. The case will have no bearing on the determination that Epstein died by suicide.Federal prosecutors have charged two guards at a prison in Manhattan in connection to the investigation into accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, a senior law enforcement official said.
Two federal workers who were on duty the night Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in a Manhattan jail were expected to be taken into custody on Tuesday morning on federal charges related to their alleged failure to check on him, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
Jeffrey Epstein death: Jail guards arrested for botching safety checks. Authorities have said Epstein died as a result of suicide by hanging. The New York Times reported that the unidentified men are expected to appear in federal court in Manhattan on the charges.
NEW YORK CITY — Two corrections officers on duty during Jeffrey Epstein's suicide were arrested, according to reports.
Both guards stand accusedafter Epstein, recently charged with sex trafficking, was found hanging in his cell on Aug. 10, sources told the New York Post.
The two officers allegedly skipped their required half hour check-ins with Epstein — on suicide watch — then later fabricated forms to cover their absences, according to the New York Post.
Both are expected in Manhattan Criminal Court Tuesday, the Post reported.
Epstein jail guards plead not guilty
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on charges against two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself (all times local): 4 p.m. Two jail guards charged with falsifying prison records the night Jeffrey Epstein killed himself have pleaded not guilty. A grand jury indictment made public Tuesday accused guards Tova Noel and Michael Thomas of failing to perform checks on Epstein every half hour, as required, and of fabricating log entries to show they had. Epstein was found dead in his cell in August at the correctional center, where he had been awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) 4 p.m.
Reports are emerging that Jeffrey Epstein , the billionaire accused of paedophilia and No, the question which will shape things is “what now?” Will Epstein be logged as a “ suicide ” and The Daily Mail is reporting that the warden of the jail, and two guards , are facing various disciplinary measures
Investigations into Epstein ’s death to ask why he was taken off suicide watch as autopsy is carried out. On the night before Epstein was found dead, a pair of guards at the jail failed to follow procedures that would have Who were the rich and powerful people in Jeffrey Epstein 's circle?
Epstein, a 66-year-old billionaire, faced charges that hein his Upper East Side and Florida mansions, prosecutors said.
The city medical examiner ruled hisbut it has continued to raise questions.
At the time, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said the federal jail where Epstein was locked up
And a forensic pathologist hired by Mark Epstein, his brother, said the autopsy was moreaccording to the Post.
Epstein Victims Call on FBI to Interview Prince Andrew .
The Duke announced on Wednesday that he would be stepping back from public duties in the wake of the scandal. Gloria Allred, a lawyer for several Epstein victims, said during a Thursday press conference that Prince Andrew should meet with FBI investigators as soon as possible.“It should be done without delay,” said Allred. “Time is of the essence. These victims have waited long enough.”One of Epstein’s victims spoke at a November 19 press conference with Allred and agreed that Prince Andrew should cooperate with investigators.