Federal prosecutors dropped their case against the two prison guards accused of falsifying records and sleeping on the job as Jeffrey Epstein “committed suicide” in his jail cell.
The feds dropped the case on December 13 during the Ghislaine Maxwell trial, however the news was made public on Thursday.
In November 2019, two federal prison guards were arrested for ‘failing to check on’ pedophile Jeffrey Epstein the night he died in his prison cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center.
The two prison guards, who were working overtime, broke protocols and failed to check on Epstein every 30 minutes even though he was previously placed on suicide watch, then removed from monitoring shortly before his death.
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The guards falsified the prison logs to make it look like they were carrying out their duties and checking on Epstein every half-hour.
Earlier this year, an Obama-appointed judge approved the deferred prosecution deal for two prison guards who admitted they falsified records the night Jeffrey Epstein died.
Now the feds dropped the charges against the two guards.
U.S. prosecutors decided to end their criminal case against two Manhattan jail guards who admitted to falsifying records on the night the financier Jeffrey Epstein killed himself on their watch.
In a Thursday filing in Manhattan federal court, prosecutors asked a judge to dismiss claims against Tova Noel and Michael Thomas, after both complied with the six-month deferred prosecution agreements they agreed to in May.
Noel and Thomas were accused of falling asleep and surfing the internet that night rather than checking on Epstein every 30 minutes.
Both admitted to having “willfully and knowingly” falsified records to make it seem they were monitoring Epstein properly.
Their deferred prosecution agreements required that they each perform 100 hours of community service and cooperate with a federal probe arising from Epstein’s death.
U.S. ends case against Jeffrey Epstein’s jail guards https://t.co/3XgumBOiAI pic.twitter.com/yKAtRnzeom
— Reuters (@Reuters) December 30, 2021
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