Billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was found “nearly unconscious with injuries to his neck after a possible suicide attempt,” on Tuesday according to sources.
According to The New York Post:
Epstein was discovered by guards sprawled out on the floor at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where he’s being held without bail on sex-trafficking charges, according to law enforcement sources.
The multimillionaire financier was taken to a nearby hospital.
It’s unclear how Epstein suffered his neck injuries.
Investigators believe Epstein may have done it to himself on purpose, possibly as a ploy to get transferred out of the jail, sources said.
It was also possible that Epstein was attacked by another inmate, the sources added.
According to NBC New York, ”
Two sources tell News 4 that Epstein may have tried to hang himself, while a third source cautioned that the injuries were not serious and questioned if Epstein might be using it as a way to get a transfer.”
Authorities are still trying to put together exactly what happened.
Additionally, NBC had several other sources comment on the finding.
A fourth source said an assault has not been ruled out, and that another inmate was questioned. The inmate who investigators have talked to in Lower Manhattan facility has been identified as Nicholas Tartaglione, according to two sources. Tartaglione is a former police officer in Westchester County who was arrested in December 2016 and accused of killing four men in an alleged cocaine distribution conspiracy, then burying their bodies in his yard in Otisville in Orange County, according to court records.
Sources told News 4 investigators questioned Tartaglione, and the former cop claimed not to have seen anything and insisted he did not touch Epstein, sources said.
The attorney for Tartaglione denied all the claims that his client attacked the financier, saying his client and Epstein get along well. The attorney added Epstein was seen today and appears to be fine.
“They are in the same unit and doing well,” said Bruce Barket, an attorney for Tartaglione. He said any claim that Tartaglione might have assaulted Epstein “is absolutely not true.”
Both Tartaglione and Epstein have said they have complained about conditions in the prison such as flooding, rodent and bad food.
Epstein has now been placed on suicide watch.
Prosecutors want Epstein alive to face what they call justice, but is truly far from justice.
“We want him to stay alive to face the justice and accountability which is so long overdue,” Lisa Bloom, a lawyer who represents some of the Epstein accusers, tweeted. “And it’s coming.”
No, it’s not gonna happen in the US. He’ll get a nice comfy cell and all the aminities unless an inmate recognizes him and does the deed, which is quite possible.
Otherwise those young victims of his will be paying with their taxes to feed, clothe and house a man who, if convicted, should be put six feet under and meet the Just Judge.
Tyler Durden provided a final comment regarding the fact that Epstein was a flight risk and the possibility that the inmates will deal with him in a manner the “justice” system has long forgotten.
Epstein was arrested on July 6 for allegedly sex-trafficking minors, and was denied bail on July 18 by US District Judge Richard Berman after prosecutors said he poses an “extraordinary risk of flight” due to his “exorbitant wealth.” He has notified the court that he will appeal the decision.
Berman said prosecutors established a “preponderance” of evidence of Epstein being a flight risk, calling the fake Saudi passport “concerning,” and said the government also established community danger by “clear and convincing evidence” — which led to his decision to keep the financier behind bars.
Epstein’s lawyers had wanted him released on house arrest with electronic monitoring at his $77 million Manhattan mansion. They said he wouldn’t run and was willing to pledge a fortune of at least $559 million as collateral.
That said, Epstein would likely be in solitary confinement for 23 hours per day, lawyer Andrew Laufer, who has represented MCC inmates, told Reuters earlier this month.
“When you have someone that’s allegedly a sexual predator like Jeffrey Epstein, he’ll need to be in protective custody,” said Laufer.
“The sex offenders have a hard time,” said former BOP employee Jack Donson. “He’s definitely going to get ostracized.”
With all the dirt this guy has on the Clintons, Trump and a myriad of other celebrities and politicians, it’s a wonder he’s still breathing today.
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