Two US prison guards charged with falsifying logs over Epstein death


Following the July 23 incident, Epstein was placed on suicide watch in a cell in the prison's hospital wing for about 24 hours, then kept on around-the-clock "psychological observation" in the hospital wing until July 30, the indictment says. These arrests are important, but they're not the end of this: "These guards aren't the only ones who should stand trial - every one of Jeffrey Epstein's co-conspirators should be spending the rest of their lives behind bars".

To mask the fact that they had allegedly neglected to complete the checks, the two guards signed false certifications saying they had performed their duties, according to the indictment. The men were reportedly using their computers only 15 feet away from where Epstein's cell was.

The feds claim for a period of approximately 2 hours, the guards were sitting at their desks "without moving, and appeared to have been asleep". Stay tuned for more details in this situation.

New York City's medical examiner ruled that Epstein died by suicide.

Even with his death, federal prosecutors in NY have continued to investigate the allegations against Epstein.

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

In July, US financier Jeffrey Epstein was arrested for allegedly trafficking underage girls at his mansion for sex.

Thomas and Noel are now each facing one count of conspiracy to falsify records. " Lee pressed. Sawyer admitted she was not allowed to see the cameras from Epstein's cell and that she did not know when she would have access to the footage, but pledged MCC would have all new, functional cameras installed by next year". Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked about the FBI investigation.

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An autopsy concluded that Epstein had hanged himself.

"The FBI is involved and they are looking at criminal enterprise, yes", Sawyer responded to a question by Sen.

"As alleged, the defendants had a duty to ensure the safety and security of federal inmates in their care at the Metropolitan Correctional Center", said U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman.

The union that represents Federal Bureau of Prisons officials has said that since the facility Epstein was housed in was not operating with a full staff, officers like the two charged on Tuesday had to work mandatory overtime.

In the wake of his death, Attorney General William Barr said there were "serious irregularities" at the prison and removed the acting head of the Bureau of Prisons at the time.

In 2008, Epstein pleaded guilty in Florida to soliciting a person under 18 for prostitution and was sentenced to 13 months in jail.

Sasse said that the agency responsible for the custody of federal inmates should be taking extra precautions when inmates who may be at risk of committing suicide are also potential witnesses in ongoing criminal investigations.