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DEVELOPING: Jeffrey Epstein’s Prison Guards Taken into Custody, Accused of ‘Falsifying Records’

posted by Hannity Staff - 11.19.19

Two prison guards on duty the night Jeffrey Epstein died in his Manhattan jail cell were taken into custody Tuesday and may be charged with falsifying records and other violations surrounding his death.

“The guards, identified as Tova Noel and Michael Thomas, have been charged with making false records and conspiring to make false records and to defraud the United States by impairing the lawful functions of the Metropolitan Correctional Center, the New York facility where Epstein was found dead on Aug. 10, prosecutors announced,” reports Fox News.

“As alleged, the defendants had a duty to ensure the safety and security of federal inmates in their care at the Metropolitan Correctional Center,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said in a statement. “Instead, they repeatedly failed to conduct mandated checks on inmates, and lied on official forms to hide their dereliction.”


“As a result of those false statements,” prosecutors say, “the MCC believed prisoners in the SHU were being regularly monitored when, in fact, as a result of the defendants’ conduct, no correctional officer conducted any count or round of the SHU from approximately 10:30 p.m. on August 9 until approximately 6:30 a.m. on August 10, at which time, Noel and Thomas discovered the body of MCC inmate Jeffrey Epstein, who had committed suicide overnight while unobserved.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Source: Fox News

UPDATE: Attorney General Barr Removes Federal Prisons Boss After Death of Jeffrey Epstein in NYC

posted by Hannity Staff - 8.19.19

Attorney General William Barr confirmed Monday the appointment of a new director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons after the death of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein inside his New York City jail cell.

Attorney General William Barr announced Monday the appointment of a new director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons following the shocking suicide of accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein inside a federal lockup earlier this month,” reports Fox News.

“Dr. Kathleen Hawk Sawyer is set to take over as director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a position she previously served in for 11 years beginning in 1992, a Department of Justice news release said,” adds Fox.

“During this critical juncture, I am confident Dr. Hawk Sawyer and Dr. Kane will lead BOP with the competence, skill, and resourcefulness they have embodied throughout their government careers,” Barr said in the news release.

Barr vowed a full DOJ investigation into the death of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in police custody last Monday; saying there are “serious irregularities” in the circumstances surrounding his apparent suicide.

“Attorney General William Barr blasted corrections officials on Monday for what he described as ‘serious irregularities’ at the New York federal prison where financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead. He vowed a full investigation by the FBI and the Justice Department inspector general,” reports Fox News.

“This sex trafficking case was very important to the Department of Justice, and to me, personally,” Barr said. “It was important to the dedicated prosecutors at the Southern District of New York and to our FBI agents who investigated the case, and were preparing it for trial,” he added.

“Most importantly, this case was important to the victims who had the courage to come forward, and deserve the opportunity to confront the accused in the courtroom,” he continued. “Let me assure you this case will continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein. Any co-conspirators should not rest easy. The victims deserve justice, and they will get it.”

Epstein -who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of girls as young as 14- was found dead in his cell at New York City’s Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan.

Read the full report at Fox News.

‘SERIOUS IRREGULARITIES’: Attorney General Vows Full Investigation into Jeffrey Epstein’s Death in Custody

posted by Hannity Staff - 8.12.19

Attorney General William Barr vowed a full DOJ investigation into the death of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in police custody Monday; saying there are “serious irregularities” in the circumstances surrounding his apparent suicide.

“Attorney General William Barr blasted corrections officials on Monday for what he described as ‘serious irregularities’ at the New York federal prison where financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead. He vowed a full investigation by the FBI and the Justice Department inspector general,” reports Fox News.

“This sex trafficking case was very important to the Department of Justice, and to me, personally,” Barr said. “It was important to the dedicated prosecutors at the Southern District of New York and to our FBI agents who investigated the case, and were preparing it for trial,” he added.

“Most importantly, this case was important to the victims who had the courage to come forward, and deserve the opportunity to confront the accused in the courtroom,” he continued. “Let me assure you this case will continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein. Any co-conspirators should not rest easy. The victims deserve justice, and they will get it.”

Epstein -who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of girls as young as 14- was found dead in his cell at New York City’s Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan.

“I was appalled, and indeed, the whole department was – and frankly, angry – to learn of MCC’s failure to adequately secure this prisoner,” Barr said Monday. “We are now learning of serious irregularities at this facility that are deeply concerning and demand a thorough investigation.”

Read the full report at Fox News.

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