Attorney General William Barr Says There Were “Serious Irregularities” At Jail Where Jeffrey Epstein Died
Attorney General William Barr revealed on Monday that there were “serious irregularities” at the federal prison in Manhattan where Jeffrey Epstein is reported to have killed himself.
“We will get to the bottom of what happened and there will be accountability,” Barr said at a gathering in New Orleans.
“Any co-conspirators should not rest easy. The victims deserve justice and they will get it,” he added.
Barr noted that Epstein’s case “was very important to the Department of Justice and to me personally. Most importantly, this case was important to the victims who had the courage to come forward and deserved the opportunity to confront the accused in the courtroom.”
“I was appalled, and indeed the whole department was, and frankly angry, to learn of the MCC’s failure to adequately secure this prisoner,” he continued.
“We are now learning of serious irregularities at this facility that are deeply concerning and demand a thorough investigation. The FBI and the Office of Inspector General are doing just that.”
According to TMZ, there are conflicting accounts from staff at the prison of what actually happened to Epstein and that those responsible for monuoriting failed to check up on him within the adequate amount of time. In addition, there were records that he had been receiving threats from other inmates.
Epstein allegedly committed suicide Saturday. His autopsy was listed as deferred.