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The two security guards of the New York prison who were in charge of monitoring the cell of the millionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who died in an apparent suicide on Saturday, fell asleep and falsified the record to cover up his mistake , according to The New York Times .
The newspaper, which cites several law enforcement officials and prison officials who know the case, said that information transpired on Tuesday, when the Department of Justice announced that it put two employees on "administrative leave" and that it reassigned the warden of the Center Metropolitan Correctional .
Epstein, 66, accused of creating a network of child sex trafficking a decade ago in his mansions in New York and Florida, should receive visits every 30 minutes and, according to the NYT, that is what they falsely indicated they had done the two guards in the register of the prison unit where he was staying.
However, three officials told the newspaper that the guards had been sleeping "in part, or all" the three hours prior to the event, so if it is confirmed that they falsified the registry entries they could face a federal crime .
Epstein's death in prison is being investigated by both the FBI and the Department of Justice, but the US attorney general. and owner of this last portfolio, William Barr , already announced that there were "irregularities" in jail and that there will be "accountability."
According to local media, citing sources close to the case, Epstein's lawyers asked prison authorities at the end of last month to remove their client from the suicide prevention program.
The defense made this request after holding meetings of up to twelve hours a day with the defendant, after an alleged suicide attempt on July 23 , and a special status was imposed for which he should receive visitors and be accompanied in his cell.
However, Epstein's cellmate was not, as he had recently been transferred, which is a violation of the criminal protocol .
The sudden death and in strange circumstances of the tycoon has circulated numerous conspiracy theories about his death due to the characters that the millionaire was related to, such as former President Bill Clinton (1993-2001); Prince Andrew , Duke of York; or the current president, Donald Trump.
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