Correctional officers subpoenaed in Epstein probe, source says
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Aug 24, 2019,
Aug 24, 2019, 0:28
CNN has reached out to the Department of Justice for comment.
Epstein was supposed to be checked on regularly.
"A number of the witnesses are not cooperative", Barr said.
Barr said that the DOJ, FBI and Inspector General investigations into Epstein's death are, "well along", but added that there have been some unanticipated delays.
Court papers filed last week in the US Virgin Islands valued Epstein's estate at more than $577 million (£475m) but listed no details of beneficiaries, the Associated Press reported.
In court documents filed this week in NY, the lawyer for a NY man who had shared Epstein's cell during the first incident said his client was a "critical witness" in Epstein's "attempted suicide".
"We non-public stumbled on significant irregularities at the guts, but at the same time I if truth be told non-public viewed nothing that undercuts the discovering of the scientific examiner that this changed into a suicide", Barr told reporters at a roundtable occasion in Dallas, referring to the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Long island, according to CNBC.
Hood, who also once served as the Bureau of Prisons' chief of internal affairs, said it was disconcerting that officials might have thought they were putting Epstein on a less intensive form of suicide watch.
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The guards on Epstein's unit failed to check on him every half hour, as required, and are suspected of falsifying log entries to show they had, according to several people familiar with the matter.
France opened an investigation on Friday into the alleged rape of minors and a raft of other charges linked to the Jeffrey Epstein case, broadening the search to uncover potential victims and accomplices of the financier two weeks after he killed himself.
Disgraced billionaire Epstein took his own life in United States custody while awaiting trial for alleged sex trafficking.
All said they were also coerced into giving Epstein sexual massages for years.
The two staffers assigned to check on Epstein the morning he died were both working overtime - one forced to do so by management, the other for his fourth or fifth consecutive day, the president of the local union has previously said.
Epstein was arrested July 6 after landing at New Jersey's Teterboro Airport. Epstein, likewise, had denied all charges against him.
The young woman, who supposedly had an eating disorder and other medical issues, says she spent nearly decade in Epstein's employ, catering to his twisted desires, suffering countless sexual abuses, and traveling around the globe with the former hedge fund manager. The allegations against Prince Andrew were made in a 2016 deposition given by Mr Rodgers in relation to Virginia Roberts's lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell - Epstein's former girlfriend and alleged procurer of underage girls.