2 Corrections Officers Face Charges For Falsifying Prison Logs Related To Epstein Jail Death, AP Reports
Two guards assigned to check on Jeffrey Epstein every half hour the night he killed himself will be charged this week for falsifying logs to show they had, The Associated Press (AP) reported. Both have already been placed on administrative leave.
According to AP, prosecutors offered the guards a pleas bargain but they refused it. They were also reportedly working overtime the night of Epstein’s death due to staff shortages. The charges could come as early as Thursday.
Epstein was found dead Aug. 10 with a sheet around his neck and his death has been ruled a suicide by Manhattan’s medical examiner. However, many people still suspect foul play.
The wealthy financier had been placed on suicide watch after he was found July 23 with bruises around his neck in his cell, AP reported. A convicted sex offender, Epstein was facing charges for sexually assaulting young girls.
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He was denied bail when a judge determined he was a flight risk after learning of a fake Saudi passport and immense amount of money in Epstein’s safe.
If he’d lived to go through the trial, many very high-profile people were expected to be named as potential complicit actors. The FBI and Justice Department have said they will still vigorously investigate the case.
Epstein had plead not guilty to the charges. He was 66.