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Epstein prison guard takes plea deal, no jail time after sleeping on the job and falsifying documents

The prison guards responsible for watching Jeffrey Epstein the night of his death have taken a plea deal and admitted to falsifying documents regarding the infamous sex-offender.

Two prison guards responsible for keeping watch on Jeffrey Epstein the night he supposedly killed himself in the New York prison have admitted they falsified records, but they will avoid any and all time behind bars under a deal with federal prosecutors, according to authorities on Friday. According to a report by Politico, “The prison workers, Tova Noel and Michael Thomas, were accused of sleeping and browsing the internet instead of monitoring Epstein the night he took his own life in August 2019.” The two were charged with lying on prison records to make it appear as though they had made required checks on Epstein before he was found in his cell.

New York City’s medical examiner ruled Epstein’s death a suicide despite this. The two guards have escaped what could have been a lengthy period of time behind bars. Politico reports, “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.”

ARTICLE: ETHAN FINN

POLITICS EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: POLITICO

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