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Epstein jail guards charged with falsifying records

Posted On: Nov 19, 2019   |   Posted By: WGN TV

NEW YORK - Two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself were charged Tuesday with falsifying prison records.
A grand jury indictment made public Tuesday accused guards Toval Noel and Michael Thomas of neglecting their duties by failing to perform checks on Epstein every half hour, as required, and of fabricating log entries to show they had.
The charges against the officers are the first in connection with the wealthy financier's death in August at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York.
The city's medical examiner ruled Epstein's death a suicide.
A message left with union officials representing the guards wasn't immediately returned.
Epstein's death while awaiting trial on charges he sexually abused underage girls was a major embarrassment for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.
The cell where he died was in a high-security unit, famous for having held terrorists and drug cartel kingpins. Epstein's death, though, revealed the jail was suffering from...

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