Analysis, Speculation, Opinion etc by Biash| This weekend, multi-millionaire financier/accused pedophile/close Clinton family friend, Jeffrey Epstein, was found dead in his prison cell. When he died, Epstein was arguably the highest profile, most valuable and damaging, prisoner in the United States prison system.
Epstein had been hospitalized a few weeks back when he was found in his cell in what seemed to be a suicide attempt.
In the weeks leading up to his death, rumors swirled that Epstein had expressed concern for his life. Carol Leonnig tweeted, “People close to Epstein fear he was murdered…as Epstein told authorities someone tried to kill him in a previous incident weeks earlier. He was described as being in good spirits in recent days…”
People close to Epstein fear he was murdered…as Epstein told authorities someone tried to kill him in a previous incident weeks earlier. He was described as being in good spirits in recent days… https://t.co/J9QNSo1N2v
— Carol Leonnig (@CarolLeonnig) August 10, 2019
Fox News reports:
A hulking ex-cop facing the death penalty on federal murder and drug charges was reportedly Jeffrey Epstein’s cellmate at Manhattan‘s Metropolitan Correctional Center — and an official says Epstein might have feared the former police officer, who was questioned after the disgraced financier’s apparent suicide attempt last month and who was transferred out of Epstein’s cell shortly before the 66-year-old died early Saturday.
Nicholas Tartaglione, who’d been a Briarcliffe Manor cop in Westchester County, N.Y., was charged in 2016 with the deaths of four men stemming from an alleged cocaine drug conspiracy. Epstein was housed at the MCC federal lockup with the 51-year-old former cop after his July arrest for sex trafficking, Tartaglione’s attorney told Fox News on Monday.
According to Fox, Epstein’s cellmate was transferred from the shared cell in the MCC’s Special Housing Unit after Epstein was put on suicide watch. Tartaglione’s lawyer, Bruce Barket, stated that it was not made clear as to why his client was transferred.
Fox explains, “The most recent inmate assigned to Epstein’s cell was transferred on Friday, just hours before his death, a source said. A little more than two weeks before his death, Epstein was placed on suicide watch and required to have daily psychiatric evaluations after being discovered in his cell semi-conscious with bruising on his neck. Epstein was recently taken off suicide watch but it was not clear when, a source familiar with the matter told Fox News.”
According to Fox, Tartaglione was said to have told officials that he hadn’t noticed anything strange leading up to Epstein’s suicide attempt, going on to state that he hadn’t touched Epstein.
Barket stated that the two men were “in the same unit and doing well,” going on to claim that rumors that Tartaglione might have attacked his cellmate are “absolutely not true.”
“Any suggestion that Mr. Tartaglione assaulted anyone is a complete fabrication,” Barket explained in a statement, according to the Journal News. “This story is being leaked to retaliate against Mr. Tartaglione for complaining to the court about the deplorable conditions at the MCC.”
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