Corrections Officers Responsible For Guarding Epstein Turn Down Plea Deal

The plea agreement would have required the two correctional officers to admit that they falsified official documents.

New York, NY – Two correctional officers who were tasked with guarding billionaire Jeffrey Epstein on the night he died have turned down a plea agreement that would have required them to admit that they falsified official documents.

The rejection of the plea deal has led to speculation that the Department of Justice (DOJ) may be preparing to file criminal charges against the correctional officers, Newsweek reported.

Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) correctional officers found the 66-year-old Tier 3 sex offender hanging in his cell at around 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 10, according to ABC News.

Epstein was transported to New York Downtown Hospital in cardiac arrest before he was declared dead.

The billionaire had been jailed while facing charges for sexually abusing and trafficking children.

Epstein had been placed on a suicide watch after authorities believed he tried to kill himself on July 23, shortly after he was denied bail, The New York Times reported.

He was taken off suicide watch just six days later and returned to the cell he shared with another prisoner in 9 South, a special housing unit (SHU) inside the MCC.

But his roommate was removed from his cell a short time later.

Despite the fact that it is protocol to put a prisoner who has just been taken off suicide watch in a cell with another prisoner, Epstein didn’t get a new roommate before he allegedly killed himself, The New York Times reported.

Two prison officials have said that the staff members on duty the night Epstein tried to kill himself were supposed to be checking on him every 30 minutes, but had not looked in on him for three hours before he was found hanging.

Officials said that the employees had falsely recorded checks every 30 minutes in the logbook.

Three different officials told The New York Times that both employees had been asleep some, or all, of the three-hour period that preceded them finding Epstein hanging from his upper bunk by a bedsheet.

According to sources familiar with the case, the two correctional officers were offered plea deals after they were advised that federal prosecutors were preparing to file charges against them for allegedly fabricating official prison log entries, the Associated Press reported.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan refused to comment on the plea offer, according to the Associated Press.

On Nov. 4, Bureau of Prisons Director Kathleen Hawk Sawyer issued an internal memo addressing the apparent widespread falsification of prison logs.

“Falsification of information in government systems and documents is also a violation of policy, and may be subject to criminal prosecution as well,” Hawk Sawyer noted.

The bureau director also said that employees who are indicted by a grand jury will be immediately placed on unpaid suspension pending the outcome of their cases.

Epstein, who was closely associated with former President Bill Clinton, was facing countless charges for incidents with underage girls in his various homes and on his private jet known as the “Lolita Express.”

His death was anything but clear-cut.

Authorities said Epstein was found hanging from a noose fashioned from bedsheets, tied to the side of his bed, and after an initial delay, the medical examiner ruled the death a suicide.

But a highly-respected pathologist hired by the billionaire’s family to observe the autopsy said late in October that the medical evidence suggested homicide was far more likely than suicide in Epstein’s case.

Former New York City Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Baden told FOX News Epstein had two fractures on the left and right sides of his larynx, specifically the thyroid cartilage or Adam’s apple, as well as one fracture on the left hyoid bone above the Adam’s apple.

“Those three fractures are extremely unusual in suicidal hangings and could occur much more commonly in homicidal strangulation,” the former medical examiner said. “I’ve not seen in 50 years where that occurred in a suicidal hanging case.”

The famous forensic pathologist has examined more than 20,000 bodies during his career, and said too many questions remained to call Epstein’s death a suicide.

“I think that the evidence points toward homicide rather than suicide because there are multiple, three fractures in the hyoid bone thyroid cartilage that are very unusual for suicide and more indicative of strangulation, homicidal strangulation,” Baden told FOX News.

The doctor said “hanging does not cause these broken bones, and homicide does.”

He stopped short of blatantly calling the medical examiner’s ruling wrong.

“It appears that this could have been a mistake,” Baden said. “There’s evidence here of homicide that should be investigated, to see if it is or isn’t homicide.”

That, on top of the fact that Epstein was left alone in his cell, the surveillance cameras nearby stopped working at the time of his death, and the guards on duty claim to have been napping when he died, has inspired a justified conspiracy theory that has become a viral social media phenomenon.

Baden said that the combination of security failures was something that he had never seen in 50 years of investigating and called the scenario “extremely unlikely.”

Comments (36)
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IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

And according to the visitors log, Hillary Clinton was Epstein's last visitor before he ended up dead..... coincidence?

LEO0301
LEO0301

Following his death, Bill Clinton let out a sigh of relief that could be heard all the way to Washington DC.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

The corrections officers were probably paid large sums of money by Deep State folks to go take naps. I don't know what it takes to bribe a CO, and hopefully most are honorable, but some will probably be bribed for allowing contraband for relatively small sums. $100k or more in untraceable cash is a pittance to those that might be revealed, and possibly hard to decline for some COs who are simply asked to go take a nap.

It's really amazing to me that so many people said that Epstein was going to be killed, and he was killed so quickly. And then, as everyone expected, the guards were substitutes and sleeping (they will gladly do that if you pay them lots of money), he was supposed to have a cell mate (who was transferred out the night of his death), and the cameras outside his cell malfunctioned that night.

Signed his will two days before he was killed. I heard recently that he was going to be up for a bail hearing and was not considered likely to kill himself. His lawyers previously offered to post $600M in bail.

I am very surprised that the MSM has not tried to blame Trump for his death. It must mean that the Deep State Dems are deeply involved.

I shed no tears for this scumbag, but it is very unfortunate that all the others involved are now unlikely to be brought to justice, unless the FBI gets lucky in their forensic investigations. But it almost appeared that the FBI let Epstein's people clear out his properties of computers and such, before they searched.

There are huge amounts of money and very big players involved.

flybynight
flybynight

I'll wait for booger's to do his investigation before I pass judgement. /sarc

tfort
tfort

There has got to be more to this story. I am glad to see they are pursuing action against the guards.

Anomie88
Anomie88

I guess they didn't get paid enough to fall on their swords. I wouldn't be surprised if they are found dead too.

DR226
DR226

Time for the M.E. to be investigated. I wish I knew what the plea deal was. Both guards turned it down, even with "UNPAID LEAVE" if indicted by a grand jury. They must be wealthy.💰😕

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

Well they need to watch the spending habits of these CO's because believe it that they are dumb enough to start spending that money!!!!

Wish505
Wish505

The Clintons were and are not the only ones that this man had evidence on. I am sure they will be finding a little black book or secret videos in the near if not far future showing many of the well know trash dark money people of our country who took part in his episodes. Just my .02.

Raymelson
Raymelson

The Clinton crime cartel strikes again what's it gonna take to bring them to justice

Woobie46
Woobie46

They think they are protected. But if it's what most of us think...their lives aren't worth a plug nickel either inside or out here

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

This case really shows the need for more cameras in prisons. Nothing that goes on in a prison (including, but not limited to prison rape) should be a matter of mystery. Not now that cameras and digital storage are ubiquitous.

Vrodgirl
Vrodgirl

I could care less about this billionaire POS and how he died. And if I thought the truth would have come out about who was involved in this perverted child sex I'd be pissed. The Clinton's have had dirt on their hands starting with Whitewater and all that followed. I don't know if they had anything to do with this but we wouldn't have been told anyway. In the end these Correctional Officers will be sucked up and spit out by the system as they are the easiest target.

Musicray
Musicray

Alleged suicide? So there IS a chance the Clinton hit squad did it!!!

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

How soon before they “commit suicide” the Clinton way?

ChasingYesterday
ChasingYesterday

They better watch these two, you know they'll end up as a double suicide. We all know how the The Clinton Cartel works.

Nick997
Nick997

Reslly, you think the guards are complicit in this. Not a chance, they would have sung like canaries by now.