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Crime Epstein jail guards plead not guilty

00:11  20 november  2019
00:11  20 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Latest Epstein accuser calls on Prince Andrew to talk to U.S. authorities

  Latest Epstein accuser calls on Prince Andrew to talk to U.S. authorities PEOPLE-JEFFREY EPSTEIN/LAWSUIT (UPDATE 1, TV, PIX):UPDATE 1-Latest Epstein accuser calls on Prince Andrew to talk to U.S. authoritiesNEW YORK, Nov 18 (Reuters) - A woman who accuses Jeffrey Epstein of sexually abusing her as a child on Monday said Britain’s Prince Andrew should tell U.S. authorities what he knows about the financier.

At the MCC, two jail guards are required to make separate checks on all prisoners every 30 minutes but that procedure was not followed overnight Under that deal, Epstein pleaded guilty to state prostitution charges and served 13 months in jail , but he was allowed to leave the detention facility

NEW YORK (AP) — Two jail guards responsible for monitoring Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself were charged with falsifying prison records He had pleaded not guilty and was preparing to argue that he could not be charged because of a 2008 deal he made to avoid federal prosecution on

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on charges against two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself (all times local):

FILE - This Aug. 13, 2019, file photo, shows the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. Two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself at the Metropolitan Correctional Center have been charged with falsifying prison records. A grand jury indictment made public Tuesday, Nov. 19 accused guards Toval 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)© Provided by The Associated Press FILE - This Aug. 13, 2019, file photo, shows the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. Two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself at the Metropolitan Correctional Center have been charged with falsifying prison records. A grand jury indictment made public Tuesday, Nov. 19 accused guards Toval 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)

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Prosecutors preparing to file charges against Epstein prison guards

  Prosecutors preparing to file charges against Epstein prison guards The guards are suspected of falsifying prison logs that claim they regularly checked on the millionaire the night he hanged himself.The two corrections workers, whose names have not been released, fell under suspicion immediately after Epstein was found early on the morning of Aug. 10 in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, a federal jail used primarily for people awaiting trial.

Mr. Epstein had pleaded not guilty and was set to go on trial next year. If he had been convicted Additionally, the Manhattan jail had been short staffed for quite some time. On the night when Mr Some prisons have been so pressed for guards that they have forced teachers, nurses and other

In 2008, when Epstein pleaded guilty in Florida to soliciting and procuring prostitution, his lawyers stated he was a billionaire with a net worth of over one billion dollars.[214] A number of sources, however, have questioned the extent of Epstein 's wealth and his status as a billionaire.

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.

Noel and Thomas will both be released on $100,000 bond.

A lawyer for Thomas, Montell Figgins, said earlier Tuesday both guards are being “scapegoated.”

Epstein was found dead in his cell in August as he awaited trial on sex trafficking charges.

New York City’s medical examiner ruled Epstein’s death a suicide.

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Federal prosecutors say security camera footage proves Jeffrey Epstein was alone in his cell the night he killed himself.

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.

He had pleaded not guilty . Prosecutors have said Epstein and his associates systematically recruited young girls for him to sexually abuse in his mansions in Law enforcement sources told Reuters after Epstein 's death that guards had failed to check on Epstein every 30 minutes as required by protocol

Two guards who were on duty the night Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in his New York jail cell were The two guards are expected to be charged in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan later on Tuesday He had pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing girls as young as 14 and young women in New York

The 66-year-old financier’s death in prison while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges prompted conspiracy theories from people who don’t accept the official ruling that the death was a suicide.

Prosecutors said Tuesday in announcing a case against two guards accused of falsifying records that video surveillance shows no one entered the area in which Epstein was housed.

The pathologist hired by Epstein's family to investigate his death says he’s still not convinced.

Dr. Michael Baden says he wants to know more from guards about the position of Epstein’s body when he was found.

Bureau of Prisons Director Dr. Kathleen Hawk Sawyer says there is "no evidence to suggest” anything other than suicide.

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A lawyer for one of the correctional officers charged with falsifying prison records the night Jeffrey Epstein killed himself says both guards are being made scapegoats.

Two jail guards charged in connection to Jeffrey Epstein's death, sources say

  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.

Guards at the jail were supposed to regularly check on him. Authorities have ruled Epstein 's death as a sucide by hanging. Epstein served 13 months in jail in Florida after pleading guilty in 2008 to charges that included having sexual contact with an underage girl for money.

Both guards had been working overtime because of staffing shortages when Epstein was found. The two officers were placed on administrative leave while the FBI and the He had pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing girls as young as 14 and young women in New York and Florida in the early 2000s.

Montell Figgins is a lawyer for Michael Thomas. He said Tuesday that there’s been a “rush to judgment” and that federal authorities are going after “the low man on the totem pole.”

He says his client will plead not guilty.

Epstein was found dead in his cell in August as he awaited trial on charges of sexually abusing teenage girls.

New York City’s medical examiner ruled Epstein’s death a suicide.

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11:20 a.m.

Two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself have been charged with falsifying prison records.

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 as he awaited trial on charges of sexually abusing teenage girls.

New York City’s medical examiner ruled Epstein’s death a suicide.

A message left with union officials representing the guards wasn't immediately returned.

The Associated Press reported Friday that the officers were offered a plea deal by prosecutors, but declined to take it.

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This story has been corrected to fix the spelling of the name of one of the accused guards. She is Tova Noel, not Toval Noel.

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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