Everybody’s heard the term “Epstein didn’t kill himself.” In the past couple of years since convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s “suicide,” the phrase mentioned in the previous sentence has become part of our English lexicon when referring to something that can either be construed as a lie or very hard to believe. Recent developments don’t help the case of those that do believe Epstein killed himself.
The Associated Press (AP) is reporting that the two guards who were supposed to be watching Epstein while he was in a Manhattan prison in 2019 have made a deal with federal prosecutors to avoid jail time for their role in the alleged negligence while Epstein was allegedly killing himself.
Tova Noel and Michael Thomas reportedly “admitted they falsified records” in order to avoid jail time for their alleged negligence.
According to the AP, here’s the details of the deal that is still pending the approval of a judge:
As part of the deal with prosecutors, they will enter into a deferred prosecution agreement with the Justice Department and will serve no time behind bars, according to a letter from federal prosecutors that was filed in court papers Friday. Noel and Thomas would instead be subjected to supervised release, would be required to complete 100 hours of community service and would be required to fully cooperate with an ongoing probe by the Justice Department’s inspector general, it says.
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) released a statement basically calling the deal a joke, especially when considering the sensitive nature of Epstein’s detainment.
“One hundred hours of community service is a joke — this isn’t traffic court,” Sasse said. “The leader of an international child sex trafficking ring escaped justice, his co-conspirators had their secrets go to the grave with him, and these guards are going to be picking up trash on the side of the road.”
Even if Epstein did actually commit suicide, the fact that the two guards couldn’t be bothered to do their job with a high profile subject isn’t just an indictment on the two men, but their superiors who possibly didn’t convey the seriousness of keeping the prisoner alive.
H/T: Washington Examiner