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Crime Correction Officers Charged With Falsifying Records In Jeffrey Epstein’s Jail Suicide

19:40  19 november  2019
19:40  19 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Congressman cryptically spells out 'EPSTEIN DIDN’T KILL HIMSELF' using first letter of 23 tweets

  Congressman cryptically spells out 'EPSTEIN DIDN’T KILL HIMSELF' using first letter of 23 tweets Republican Rep. Paul Gosar spelled out the phrase “Epstein didn’t kill himself” using the first letter of each tweet in a string of 23 tweets. © Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc.The tweets spell out the phrase when read in reverse chronological order. The first tweet begins, “Evidence of a link between foreign aid and political investigations simply does not exist. The longer this circus continues the clearer it becomes that @realDonaldTrump has done absolutely nothing wrong.

[The latest: An autopsy showed bones in Mr. Epstein ’ s neck were broken.]. The two staff members who were guarding the jail unit where Jeffrey Epstein apparently killed himself fell asleep, failed to check on him for about three hours and falsified records to cover up their mistake

[The latest: Mr. Epstein was left alone and not closely monitored before his suicide .]. Jeffrey Epstein , the financier who was long dogged by accusations of sexual abuse of girls and who was able to cultivate an array of high-profile friends despite his lurid lifestyle

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Two correction officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein when he took his own life have been charged with falsifying records Tuesday.

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They’re identified as 31-year-old Tova Noel and 41-year-old Michael Thomas. Noel had been on the job for three years, and Thomas for 12.

Epstein, 66, was found dead in his jail cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges back in August.

They city’s medical examiner ruled his death a suicide.

Just two weeks before, he was placed on suicide watch after being found with bruises on his neck. He was taken off suicide watch about a week before he died.

Congressman cryptically spells out 'EPSTEIN DIDN’T KILL HIMSELF' using first letter of 23 tweets

  Congressman cryptically spells out 'EPSTEIN DIDN’T KILL HIMSELF' using first letter of 23 tweets Republican Rep. Paul Gosar spelled out the phrase “Epstein didn’t kill himself” using the first letter of each tweet in a string of 23 tweets. © Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc.The tweets spell out the phrase when read in reverse chronological order. The first tweet begins, “Evidence of a link between foreign aid and political investigations simply does not exist. The longer this circus continues the clearer it becomes that @realDonaldTrump has done absolutely nothing wrong.

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 lapse

Eight jail officials knew Epstein was not to be left alone in cell. The two staffers were placed on leave shortly after Epstein ’ s death, and arrested Tuesday morning. The corrections officers union has said the MCC has been notoriously understaffed and its officers overworked, including the two on

He was placed into a high security housing unit, where he was supposed to be checked on by correction officers every 30 minutes.

According to the indictment, the checks on prisoners weren’t done for about eight hours before Epstein was was discovered in his cell with a bedsheet around his neck. Epstein had been put on psychological and even placed in the cell closest to the correctional officers’ desk.

The officers are accused of failing to check on him every half hour and fabricating log entries to claim they had. Instead, it’s alleged they “sat at their desk, browsed the internet, and moved around the common area.”

Federal prosecutors offered them a plea bargain but they declined.

The falsification of records has been a problem throughout the federal prison system, which has been plagued for years by systematic failures.

Guards Arrested In Jeffrey Epstein Suicide: Report

  Guards Arrested In Jeffrey Epstein Suicide: Report Two correction officers stand accused of failing to check on Epstein then falsifying records to cover their tracks, according to reports.Both guards stand accused falsifying Metropolitan Correctional Center records after Epstein, recently charged with sex trafficking, was found hanging in his cell on Aug. 10, sources told the New York Post.

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 indictment charged the workers with making false records and conspiring to defraud the United States. 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

Tuesday, the new director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons Kathleen Hawk Sawyer appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“Christmas ornaments, dry wall and Jeffrey Epstein. Name three things that don’t hang themselves. That’s what the American people think. That’s what the American people think. And they deserve some answers,” said Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.)

CLOSER LOOK:Timeline Of The Life And Crimes Of Jeffrey Epstein

Meanwhile, six woman have filed lawsuits against Epstein’s estate in the past week, CBS News reports. A 31-year-old woman, identified as Jane Doe 15, claims she was just a teenager when he sexually abused her at his ranch in New Mexico.

“Epstein took my sexual innocence in front of a wall of framed photographs of him shaking hands and smiling with celebrities and political leaders,” she said. “I was only 15 years old.”

Another recent accuser, Maria Farmer, told CBS This Morning that Epstein sexually assaulted her more than 20 years ago. She also spoke about his alleged co-conspirator Ghislaine Maxwell, who has denied any wrongdoing.

“She told me she was Jeffrey’s wife when I first was introduced,” said Farmer. “She was completely in charge. Jeffrey was good cop, Ghislaine was bad cop.”

More than a dozen other alleged victims shared their stories in Manhattan Federal Court weeks after his death.

April trial date set for guards charged in Epstein death .
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 morning he died. 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.Epstein was awaiting trial on charges he sexually abused teenage girls at his Manhattan mansion and a Florida home.

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