The FBI is now treating Epstein’s death as a major criminal incident, according to Bloomberg.
Bloomberg states that evidence shows that the duty guards fell asleep for several hours the night Epstein died and apparently tried to falsify records to cover it up.
Two federal correctional officers who were on duty on the night Jeffrey Epstein died were arrested on Tuesday morning. Federal charges related to their failure to check on him the night he died in his cell are being brought against them, according to the New York Times.
BOP Director Sawyer says at Judiciary Committee hearing that the FBI is investigating the possibility of a “criminal enterprise” in probe of Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide. (At 31 minute mark)https://t.co/uBvjQWtIEy
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The two guards were expected to be charged later Tuesday morning and face an appearance at the United States District Court in Manhattan.
“…The charges would be the first to arise from a criminal inquiry into the death of Mr. Epstein, who hanged himself at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges…”
Harsh scrutiny was placed on the guards after they failed to check up on Mr. Epstein every 30 minutes as required by state law. He was later found limp and unresponsive in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City on August 10.
According to reports, instead of doing their job, the guards had apparently fallen asleep for a number of hours and falsified records to cover up what they had done.
According to CNN, prosecutors offered the officers a plea deal, which they declined, reporting that:
“…at least one federal prison worker on duty the night before Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his prison cell was offered a plea deal in connection with the multimillionaire’s death.”
According to a report by CNN, one of the guards who was tasked with the responsibility of checking on Epstein lacked experience in the role and was only temporarily assigned to the post. The other was a trained detention guard.
The guard who has not been identified by officials, had previously training as a corrections officer but had since moved to another, less demanding position.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons makes it easier for people who work in other prison jobs, such as teachers and cooks, to be trained to fill positions usually manned by regular guards.
Officially, Epstein died by suicide if you are to believe mainstream media reports, however many skeptics have suggested that Epstein’s death was just a little too convenient as it made a lot of unsavory information about a number of high ranking wall street big shots, disappear with him.
Just recently, prominent forensic expert Michael Baden disputed the official story, stating at the end of October that Epstein was “strangulated.”