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Criminal Case Against Epstein's Prison Guards Dropped on Thursday

Just one day after Ghislaine Maxwell is convicted of sex trafficking, the charges against Epstein's prison guards are dropped

U.S. prosecutors ended the criminal case against two Manhattan corrections officers who confessed to falsifying records on the night Jeffrey Epstein allegedly committed suicide on their watch.

In a filing in Manhattan federal court on Thursday, prosecutors asked a judge to dismiss claims against Tova Noel and Michael Thomas. 

The move comes after both complied with the six-month deferred prosecution in May of 2021.

On Aug. 10, 2019, Epstein was found hanging in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center. Epstein was being held in the facility while awaiting a trial for sex trafficking of minors.

New York City’s medical examiner determined the death of Epstein to be a suicide.

The two correctional officers, Noel and Thomas, were accused of surfing the internet that night and later falling asleep. The two failed to complete rounds to perform a welfare check on Epstein every 30 minutes. Epstein had been placed on suicide watch the month before his death.

Both admitted to having deliberately falsified records to cover their failure to complete the evening rounds.

The deferred prosecution agreements from May required the two officers to perform 100 hours of community service and cooperate with an investigation of Epstein’s death.

At the time, William Barr, the U.S. attorney general, was angered that a high-profile inmate could kill himself while in federal custody.

Montell Figgins, the lawyer representing Thomas, said his client was happy with the dismissal and looked forward to putting the matter behind him. There has been no immediate comment from the legal representatives of Noel.

On Wednesday, Epstein’s former partner, Ghislaine Maxwell, was convicted of helping recruit and groom underage girls for Epstein to abuse over at least a decade.

According to statements from her siblings on Wednesday, Maxwell is expected to appeal her conviction.

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6 responses to “Criminal Case Against Epstein’s Prison Guards Dropped on Thursday”

  1. shawnsbrain66 says:

    Why were the charges dropped?
    Is this because they fulfilled their deferred judgement requirements?
    If so, this is how 99% of first time offenders are handled in any case.
    I’m not saying something nefarious isn’t happening here, but if what I said is true, then this article is missing some pertinent information and strong context, meaning it’s just sensationalism.

  2. pandusa says:

    Lawyer dude for Epstein victims say they will name” names”. Like Lenny says “It ain’t over till its Over”. Maxwell is in jail. Hollyweird is on life support .The “View” can’t find anyone to take out their sadistic, cultish impulses on. CNN is DOA.
    The “Can’t Fix Stupid” AWARD goes to: new CNN employee Chris Wallace- for the worst career move, at the worst time in recorded history.
    de Blasio is hopefully- slinking back into the darkness from which he came. The LGB “big guy”- the more he wiggles the deeper he sinks. Retirements and declinations to rerun- abound. The woke continue to saw off their noses to spite their faces.
    We must be getting over the target. Way to go America and all the boots on the ground people that have made it happen. History remembers the Generals…but we know who really made it happen. The serfs…and we shant forget it… again.

  3. Highland_Bear says:

    You haven’t embedded the share buttons.

  4. Stephen Menard says:

    They showed up to court in designer clothes from head to toe lol. The funniest part is they probably got like 50k each. Hood rich till they meet a Clinton bullet. Cant make this shit up if you tried.

  5. Devilsgun says:

    Their Lives Matter and they obeyed the Deepies instructions to the letter…

    A small inconvenience period, drop the charges, and big payout and/or bullet in back of head when they get out of the pale limelight they’ve been under

  6. Turk_Longwell says:

    The system hates holding certain types of people accountable. This will not change.

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