November 20, 2019
Looks like Prince Andrew isn’t the only one having a hard week in Post-Epstein World.
Two prison guards who were on duty on the night of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein’s death have been charged with falsifying records.
They are accused of failing to check in on him every 30 minutes and fabricating log entries to show they had.
Epstein hanged himself in jail in August while awaiting trial on federal sex-trafficking charges.
The charges against the two guards are the first to arise from a criminal inquiry into his death.
Epstein had pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing dozens of girls, some as young as 14.
And according to some reports, many younger than that.
The 66 year old was already a convicted sex offender, having been jailed in Florida in 2008 for procuring a minor for prostitution.
What are the two guards accused of?
They were supposed to check on Epstein every 30 minutes on the night of his death. He had been taken off suicide watch after a previous suspected attempt to take his own life and was alone in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York.
But attorney Geoffrey Berman said the two guards had “repeatedly failed to conduct mandated checks on inmates, and lied on official forms to hide their dereliction”.
Yeah, I’m sure we can trust Berman to get to the bottom of things.
You can’t make this stuff up, folks.
The guards were named in a statement by the Southern District of New York Attorney’s Office on Tuesday as correctional officers Tova Noel and Michael Thomas, aged 31 and 41 respectively.
For “substantial portions” of their shifts, they “sat at their desk, browsed the internet, and moved around the common area”, the statement said. They then signed “false certifications” showing that they had conducted counts of inmates.
Both men have been charged with “making false records and conspiring to make false records and to defraud the United States”.
“We allege these officers falsified records to create the appearance they were following those protocols. The security risks created by this type of behaviour are immense,” FBI assistant director William Sweeney said in the statement.
Surveillance footage showed that no other people had entered the area where Epstein was held that evening, the statement added.
Both guards were previously reported to have been working overtime shifts on the night of Epstein’s death.
US Attorney General William Barr ordered their suspension in August after the FBI opened an investigation.
Federal prosecutors later offered the guards a plea bargain but they turned it down, according to the Associated Press news agency.
I can tell you what is going on here: this is stupid.
These guys have got both a carrot and a stick on them: they will get paid big if they do the time, which won’t be very much. And if they go off script, they’ll be fried, or just “commit suicide.”
This is just distractionary bullshit.
Epstein was murdered by someone, and these guards were brought in to make sure it happened. They were not the regular guards. These people are claiming all the cameras in the entire building malfunctioned. And everyone is coming out and saying that the broken bones in his neck couldn’t possibly be the result of suicide.
Any “investigation” that goes along with the narrative that Epstein killed himself needs to be looked at as a pointless jerk-off session, because that is exactly what it is.
AG William Barr is the one who needs to be brought up on charges for letting Epstein “commit suicide.”