Warden of prison facility where Jeffrey Epstein died is reassigned

Jeffrey Epstein and Metropolitan Detention Center

The manner in which he killed himself has not been officially announced.

According to the Washington Post, citing a prison union official, Epstein feared Tartaglione, although Barket said that the two got along well and both complained of conditions inside the Metropolitan Correctional Center in NY, where they were housed.

The Associated Press does not typically report on details of suicide, but has made an exception because Epstein's cause of death is pertinent to the ongoing investigations. Wild alleged that Epstein sexually assaulted her beginning at age 14 and testified at his bail hearing in NY last month.

In 2007, Epstein and federal prosecutors - including R. Alexander Acosta, who was the USA attorney in Miami at the time and was later a Trump administration labor secretary - negotiated what has been called a "sweetheart deal" that allowed Epstein to avoid federal prosecution for alleged crimes against more than 30 children, in favor of his 2008 guilty pleas to two prostitution-related felonies in Florida state court.

An exterior view of the Metropolitan Correctional Center jail where financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was found unconscious with injuries in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, July 25, 2019. "I want a full investigation, and that's what I am absolutely demanding".

CBS News reported: "On the morning of Jeffrey Epstein's death there was shouting and shrieking from his jail cell, a source familiar with the situation told CBS News".

Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex Rossmiller (R) speaks as Jeffrey Epstein looks on during a bail hearing in this court sketch in NY on July 15, 2019.

Attorney General William Barr said on Monday that there were "serious irregularities" at the jail where Epstein was being held, vowing an investigation into what happened.

The 66-year-old disgraced financier was found hanging in his cell on Saturday after using a bedsheet tied to his bunk.

In this file photo taken on May 1, 2019, US Attorney General William Barr testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on "The Justice Department's Investigation of Russian Interference with the 2016 Presidential Election" on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. He also denounced jail officials' "failure" to secure him, and on Tuesday, he called for a new warden.

"I was appalled, and indeed the whole department was, and, frankly, angry", Barr said, speaking at an event in New Orleans. "The FBI and the Office of Inspector General are doing just that", Barr added. Any co-conspirators should not rest easy.

Jeffrey Epstein accused of orchestrating a sex-trafficking ring and sexually abusing dozens of underage girls.



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