Prison Guards Who Slept Through Epstein Suicide Now Facing Charges

Just as you would be hard-pressed to find many Americans who believe the word-for-word official story of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, you would similarly find yourself struggling to gather a large number of people who believe that Jeffrey Epstein actually killed himself while under lock and key at one of the nation’s most secure correctional facilities.

The circumstances surrounding the alleged suicide of the nation’s most infamous inmate only furthered the speculation that was already simmering.  Epstein had only recently been removed from suicide watch, the cameras surrounding his cell were malfunctioning, and the guards assigned to safeguard the convicted pedophile were asleep on the job.

Now, those guards are facing trouble of their own.

Two guards at a federal prison in Manhattan have been indicted in connection with the investigation into accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, a senior law enforcement official said.

Michael Thomas and Tova Noel, who were on duty the night before Epstein was found dead by suicide Aug. 10, have been indicted by a grand jury with six counts tied to falsifying prison records.

The allegations are that Thomas and Noel sat at their desk, browsed the internet, and moved around a common area of the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center, but never conducted any rounds that night.

The indictment says that from approximately 10:30 p.m. Aug. 9 until approximately 6:30 the next morning, when Epstein was found dead, the two never checked on him or any other inmate in the jail’s special housing unit.

Epstein was in the cell closest to the common area, which meant the guards were approximately 15 feet away, the indictment says.

Epstein’s suicide has prompted a number of conspiracy theories and an avalanche of memes throughout social media, all playing on the central ideal that Epstein was possibly murdered.