Justice Department Reassigns Warden Of Prison Where Jeffrey Epstein Died

Elias Hubbard
August 14, 2019

Epstein was found dead on Saturday morning, having apparently hanged himself in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in lower Manhattan. The FBI and the Justice Department's inspector general are investigating Epstein's death. The department said the warden of an institution in upstate NY has been named the acting warden at the jail.

The lawmakers said if the allegation about mistakes made at the facility is true, it would demonstrate "severe miscarriages of or deficiencies in inmate protocol and has allowed the deceased to ultimately evade facing justice".

Now, not only is the attorney-general looking into Epstein's death, but members of Congress from both sides of the aisle are also raising questions about the death.

A French child protection group stepped up pressure on Tuesday for prosecutors to open an investigation into the activities in France of Jeffrey Epstein, the us financier found dead in an apparent suicide while being held on sex-trafficking charges.

He added: "We will get to the bottom of what happened and there will be accountability".

According to police reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation records and court documents, Epstein had a team of recruiters and other assistants who knew of his penchant for girls and lined up victims for him.

Epstein's death is also the latest black eye for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, the jail's parent agency that already was under fire for the October death of Boston gangster James (Whitey) Bulger, who was fatally beaten at a federal prison in West Virginia shortly after his arrival. A union official and unidentified officials said the second guard was an employee pressed into service, a common practice at short-staffed federal prisons.

Epstein had been charged with one count of sex trafficking of minors and one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors.

The 66-year-old had been on suicide watch, but a source familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity said he was not on watch at the time of his death. But let me assure you this case will continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein.

"The victims of Epstein's global sex trafficking ring deserve justice", he continues.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents reportedly raided Epstein's private Caribbean island on Little St. James in the US Virgin Islands on Monday.

His lawyers maintained that the new charges in NY were covered by the 2008 plea deal and that Epstein hadn't had any illicit contact with underage girls since serving his 13-month sentence in Florida.

Giuffre, now 36, has alleged she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew, former US Senator and architect of the Northern Irish peace deal George Mitchell, ex-New Mexico governor Bill Richardson and American celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz.

Staffing shortages worsened by a partial government shutdown prompted inmates at the New York City jail to stage a hunger strike in January after they were denied family and lawyer visits. She also claimed Maxwell participated in the sexual abuse.

However, accusers have called for criminal investigations into his co-conspirators.

"I have no idea, I know he was on his plane 27 times", Trump said, pointing out that Clinton was a "very good friend" of Epstein's and citing flight records of the former president traveling over two dozen times on his private plane.

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