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WASHINGTON–Two federal prison officers were charged Tuesday with falsifying records related to their failure to conduct regular checks on accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein before he hanged himself in his Manhattan cell.
Federal prosecutors alleged that Tova Noel and Michael Thomas, assigned to Epstein’s special housing unit at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center, “browsed the Internet” and lingered in an office common area when they should have been conducting inmate checks.
The article goes on to state the following:
Noel and Thomas later signed “false certifications” attesting they had made their required rounds, according to court records.
Prosecutors are alleging that, in fact, no inmate checks were conducted between 10:30 p.m. on August 9 and 6:30 a.m. the next morning, when Epstein was discovered dead in his jail cell.
The report states that both Noel and Thomas are expected to appear in Manhattan federal court Tuesday afternoon.