The Federal Bureau of Prisons reported Jeffrey Epstein’s death in prison.
They found him unresponsive in his cell at New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Center around 6:30 a.m. ET. Then Staff started life-saving measures, and they brought Epstein to a hospital, where he died, the bureau said in a news release.
Epstein who was in custody on a charge of sex trafficking of minors, died in his cell in Manhattan Prison, New York, according to ABC. Manhattan prison officials have also confirmed the death of 66-year-old Epstein as a result of suicide.
Jeffrey Edward Epstein (January 20, 1953 – August 10, 2019) was an American financier. He was a convicted sex offender, best known for his alleged sex trafficking of minors. Epstein started his career in finance at the investment bank Bear Stearns, before forming his own firm, J. Epstein & Co.
Until Jeffery’s conviction for sex sins, Epstein was a multimillionaire. He moved among the financial, political, and cultural elite of society.
Furthermore in 2005, the Palm Beach police in Florida began investigating Epstein after a parent complained that he molested her 14-year-old daughter.
Epstein finally pleaded guilty and Florida state court convicted him in 2008 for soliciting a prostitute and for procuring an under-18 girl for prostitution. He served 13 months in arrest with work release, the period during which federal officials had identified 36 other girls as young as 14 years old. Epstein had molested them before.
federal official told CNN that there is no doubt in his death and we couldn’t find suspicious signs. Authorities believe Epstein hanged himself, one of the law enforcement sources said. The New York City medical examiner’s office hasn’t determined his manner of death yet.
Police jailed Epstein in early July when he pleaded not sentenced to charges by New York federal prosecutors after an indictment accused him of sex trafficking dozens of underage girls. News of Epstein’s death comes a day after hundreds of pages of court documents were unsealed in New York federal court, alleging new details of sexual abuse claims against Epstein and several accessories.
US Attorney General William Barr said Saturday that he was “appalled” to learn Epstein died of an apparent suicide in federal custody. The Justice Department’s controller general will investigate the circumstances of Epstein’s death in prison, Barr said.
“Mr. Epstein’s death raises serious questions. we should find their answers” Barr stated in a news release. Separately, a source said Barr was livid at the events surrounding Epstein’s apparent suicide.
A spokeswoman for the US Attorney’s office in Manhattan declined to comment on Saturday. An attorney for Epstein, Reid Weingarten, didn’t quickly respond to a request for comment.
Jennifer Araoz said she was “angry Jeffrey Epstein won’t have to face survivors of his abuse in court”.
“We have to live with the scars of his actions for the rest of our lives,” she said in a statement “while he will never face the consequences of the crimes he committed, the pain and trauma he caused so many people”
The fresh criminations against Epstein had sparked renewed focus on the financier’s links to rich and powerful figures in politics and business, including Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, Leon Black, and Les Wexner.
Nevertheless, all have sought to distance themselves from the registered sex offender. They denied any knowledge of, or involvement in, his crime too.
Davis Boies, who represents several of the victims: “Jeffrey Epstein didn’t act, and couldn’t have done what he did, alone. Justice demands that those who acted with him also be held accountable.”
Epstein’s death in prison came just a day after a federal appeals court released a vast trove of records from a 2015 civil lawsuit that provided further details of alleged sexual abuse by Epstein and his associates.
The failure of prison officials to keep Epstein living ahead of his trial next year sparked criticism from lawmakers. Ben Sasse said that Epstein was not under regular suicide watch and that this was “inexcusable”.
“We need answers. Lots of them,” tweeted Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic congresswoman from New York.
Everyone knows the situation that happened to Jeffrey had put him on the brink of suicide. However, we assume that Jeffrey’s death was a simple suicide. So why didn’t they take the necessary steps to prevent this from happening?ٌ
But what if his death is not a simple suicide?
Nevertheless, the authorities did not immediately explain why he was taken off suicide watch. The F.B.I. said it was investigating, and Attorney General William P. Barr said in a statement that a special inquiry would be opened into what happened.
Barr said, in addition to the F.B.I., the Inspector General, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog, will open an investigation into Mr. Epstein’s death.
The new federal indictment focused scrutiny on luminaries in government, politics, business, academia, science, and fashion with whom Mr. As a matter of fact, Epstein had been in touch with them over the years, including Donald J. Trump, Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew of Britain and the retail billionaire Leslie H. Wexner