Jeffrey Epstein case update! Noting serious irregularities in federal jail management, Attorney General William Barr transfers the warden and puts two staff members on administrative leave!
The wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, 66 killed himself in the Special Housing Unit (SHU) of Manhattan Correctional Center (MCC) where he was held without bail on the charges of child sex trafficking. There was anger within all sections of society and the court. Attorney General William Barr noted some irregularities in the administration of the prison where they had housed Jeffrey. Based on his preliminary investigation, he decided to replace the warden of the federal jail. Besides, William Barr also sent two staffers on administrative leave. These staff members were guarding Jeffrey when he committed suicide. This suspension would continue until they finish a thorough inquiry into the case.
The rearrangement of the prison staff
Following the incident of an apparent suicide by Jeffrey Epstein while in prison in MCC, Attorney General William Barr, members of Congress, Jeffrey’s defense lawyers, and lawyers of the alleged victims were all infuriated. William Barr noticed some irregularities in prison management at the time that Jeffrey died. Hence he transferred the warden of the federal jail in New York and put two staffers of SHU on administrative leave until the investigators complete the inquiry in this matter.
Lamine N’Diaye was the warden of the Manhattan Correctional Center when the incident took place. He has been working in this position at MCC since May 2018. Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said:
“Today, the Attorney General directed the Bureau of Prisons to temporarily assign the warden at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York to the Bureau’s Northeast Regional Office pending the outcome of the FBI and OIG investigations into the apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein, a former MCC inmate.”
“FCI Otisville Warden James Petrucci has been named Acting Warden of the MCC New York. The Bureau of Prisons also placed on administrative leave two MCC staff assigned to Mr. Epstein’s unit pending the outcome of the investigations. Additional actions may be taken as the circumstances warrant.”
Jeffrey Epstein and his crimes
Jeffrey Epstein was a billionaire financier. He had contacts with high-profile people in the USA and the UK. He also knew Donald Trump and Bill Clinton. A picture of Bill Clinton in a blue women clothing was hanging on the wall of the island property of Jeffrey Epstein which the FBI raided as part of the sex trafficking investigation involving Jeffrey. Prince Andrew and names of 300 more British nationals figures in the list prepared by the US FBI of Jeffrey’s contacts.
Jeffrey had supposedly sexually abused young females and minors at his properties in Manhattan and Palm Beach, Florida. He also owns an island in the Caribbean Islands where many rich people were his guests and clients.
Jeffrey Epstein and his earlier suicide bid
Last month, jail guards found Jeffrey unresponsive in his cell with wounds on his neck. They immediately shifted him to a medical center and the doctors managed to save his life. Additionally, they put him on a suicide watch in the SHU but less than a week later, the jail administration removed this special order. And soon thereafter, he used to be in the attorney room with his lawyers for long hours. And this week, he killed himself by hanging using his bedsheets. William Barr was furious and said:
“I was appalled. And indeed the whole department was, and frankly angry, to learn of the MCC’s failure to adequately secure this prisoner,”
After noting the serious irregularities in prison administration, William has vowed to get accountability from the prison staff.