Hillary and Bill Clinton’s long time friend Jeffrey Epstein, the financier charged with sex trafficking of minors and conspiracy, died in an apparent suicide at a federal jail in Manhattan Friday night, a spokesperson for the jail confirmed.
Officials Reports said that Epstein, 66, was found dead in his cell at around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, Lee Plourde of the Metropolitan Correctional Centre said in a statement.
Once best known for his wealth and his apparent friendships with powerful men — including Hillary’s Husband Bill Clinton.
And The Jail guards were supposed to check Jeffrey Epstein in his cell every 30 minutes, but failed to follow the procedure, which allowed him to hang himself.
A reliable source said, that the jail had transferred Epstein’s cellmate and allowed him to be housed alone in a cell just two weeks after he had been taken off suicide watch, a violation of regular procedure, the New York Times reported on Sunday.
Epstein, 66, was found unresponsive in his jail cell early Saturday morning at the Metropolitan Correction Centre in Manhattan. He was pronounced dead at New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital.
Sometime Last month, Epstein was found unconscious in his cell with bruises on his neck. When Epstein was removed from suicide watch, the jail informed the Justice Department that Epstein would have a cellmate and that a guard “would look into his cell” every 30 minutes, an unnamed law-enforcement official told the Times.
Epstein’s suicide has spawned online conspiracy theories online, including that Epstein was killed to keep him from incriminating others, mainly Hillary Clinton and bill Clinton