The correctional officers that were guarding Jeffrey Epstein on the night of his death have declined a plea deal offer by Federal Prosecutors, says the Associated Press.
The plea offer signals means that the Justice Department is pursuing criminal charges in connection with Epstein’s death at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York in August. the city’s medical examiner ruled that Epstein’s was a suicide.
The guards failed to check on the billionaire pedophile every half hour and fabricated log entries to say they had. Prosecutors are trying to get the guards to admit that they falsified prison records. This comes from anonymous sources that are not allowed to publicly discuss the investigation.
Epstein was placed on suicide watch after he was found on his cell floor on July 23rd with bruises on his neck. Evidence has shown that the understaffed and overworked employees of the Metropolitan Correctional Center may have screwed up their responsibility in keeping him alive.
Falsification of federal records has been a problem throughout the federal prison system, according to Kathleen Hawk Sawyer, the director of the Bureau of Prisons.
“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 wrote in a memo to prison officials.
This comes after, sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s body showed signs of homicide by strangulation instead of suicide, said a leading forensic pathologist Dr Michael Baden.
The huge interview with “Fox and Friends” showed Baden sharing his conclusions from Epstein’s death on August 10.
Baden said that the 66-year-old financier had two fractures on the left and right side of his larynx near the Adam’s apple.
Epstein also had a fracture on his left hyoid bone above the Adam’s apple, said Baden.
“Those three fractures are extremely unusual in suicidal hangings and could occur much more commonly in homicidal strangulation,” Baden said.