Jail protocols weren't followed before Jeffrey Epstein's death, report says: A.M

Erika Holt
August 13, 2019

As if there needed to be one more unusual circumstance surrounding what authorities initially classified as the "apparent suicide" of Jeffrey Epstein, officials at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City have dropped yet another doozy.

Epstein faced similar accusations in Florida in 2007 but signed a plea deal that year with Miami prosecutors allowing him to avoid federal charges and plead guilty to lesser state prostitution charges.

After Epstein's attempted suicide, he was placed on continuous suicide watch and received daily psychological evaluations.

The court filing Monday came in a long-running lawsuit against the USA government by women who claim they were not consulted about the 2008 plea deal as required by the federal Crime Victim's Rights Act.

She also said "it's not for me to go further than where the DOJ and Federal Bureau of Investigation are right now", though that's what Trump appeared to be doing in his retweet.

"There's so many avenues that have yet to be investigated ... not only on Epstein himself and the crimes he committed - and what other people might have helped him do and other co-conspirators involved in this - but also on how this whole thing happened back in 2008 and why it happened, and whether there's any corruption there to look at", Brown said. Barr made the remark while speaking at the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police's 64th National Biennial Conference in New Orleans Monday. "Given Epstein's previous attempted suicide, he should have been locked in a padded room under unbroken, 24/7, constant surveillance".

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Federal prosecutors alleged Epstein used employees and associates to lure the girls to his residences.

US authorities say Epstein had a residence in Paris and used a fake Austrian passport to travel to France in the 1980s.

The source also mentioned that Epstein's cellmate had been transferred out of their shared unit, which is another violation of the jail's procedures. "Victims deserve justice and will get it". The French statement didn't elaborate on other links to France.

That chatter picked up on the conjecture that resurged after Epstein's July 6 arrest on allegations that he orchestrated a sex-trafficking ring created to bring him teenage girls. The 66-year-old financier was being held on charges of sex trafficking young girls and conspiracy and had been on suicide watch after an apparent attempt to kill himself last month.

Hours after Epstein's death Saturday, as the hashtag #EpsteinMurder was trending worldwide on Twitter, the president joined Twitter speculation around Epstein's death while under the federal government's watch. He was awaiting trial on drug trafficking charges.

His lawyers maintained that the new charges in NY were covered by the 2008 plea deal and that Epstein hadn't had any illicit contact with underage girls since serving his 13-month sentence in Florida.

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