Epstein Guards Arrested

  • 11/19/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Epstein Guards Arrested
Jim.henderson [CC0]

Federal prosecutors in New York have charged two of Jeffrey Epstein's prison guards with falsifying records from the night of his questionable death. 

Per Fox News:

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.

“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.”

Both guards surrendered themselves to authorities Tuesday morning, prosecutors say.

An indictment filed today in Manhattan federal court alleges that Noel and Thomas “repeatedly failed to complete mandated counts of prisoners under their watch in the MCC’s Special Housing Unit," according to a statement from the United States Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York.

Epstein's guards left the accused sex trafficker unobserved for eight hours on the night of his death at the Metropolitan Correctional Center. Policy for correction officers in that facility dictates that guards check on inmates every 30 minutes.

Instead, Tomas and Noel did not check on Epstein once, despite his cell being some 15 feet away.
 Source: AAN
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