Published: Tue, August 13, 2019
Global Media | By Garry Long

Epstein’s Cellmate Transferred Hours Before His Death

Epstein’s Cellmate Transferred Hours Before His Death

Attorney General William Barr ratcheted up his criticism of the Bureau of Prisons Monday in the wake of Saturday's apparent suicide of alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein at the Metropolitan Correctional Center.

Epstein -who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of girls as young as 14- was found dead in his cell at New York City's Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan.

In recent weeks, the correctional officers' union has complained of understaffing.

The New York Times is reporting staff did not make mandatory 30 minute checks on Epstein.

Clinton spokesman Angel Ureña said the former president "knows nothing about the bad crimes Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he has been recently charged in NY". "And that relief really comes from knowing that no other victims, no other girls, will be victimized ever again", says Spencer Kuvin, attorney for one of Epstein's victims.

"This case will continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein", the AG said.

Although an autopsy was performed Sunday, we're told one reason the conclusion was deferred is because the Medical Examiner must say whether death was a suicide or at the hands of another.

Epstein was found unconscious last month with bruises on his neck - but was taken off of suicide watch last month.

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A prison official said a guard making a routine check of inmates at 3 a.m. saw Sindona and called for help. "Mr. Epstein's death raises serious questions that must be answered".

Epstein had been jailed since early July, when he pleaded not guilty to charges by NY federal prosecutors after an indictment accused him of running a sex trafficking ring of underage girls, some as young as 14.

A longtime pathologist who used to work for the chief medical examiner's office, Dr. Joe Cohen, said it's not unusual that the medical examiner would wait to release a cause of death. He was awaiting trial on drug trafficking charges.

Epstein, a 66-year-old financier who was arrested in July on sex trafficking charges, was being held in New York City's Metropolitan Correctional Center but, according to the Bureau of Prisons, appeared to have killed himself early August 10.

The case against Alkisi was dropped after he pleaded guilty to an immigration violation and was sentenced to 20 months in prison.

As previously reported by FOX Business, the 66-year-old was friends with a number of influential people, including politicians and business leaders.

Sigrid McCawley, Giuffre's attorney, said Epstein's suicide less than 24 hours after the documents were unsealed "is no coincidence".

Epstein's 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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