MANHATTAN, N.Y. – Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has been found dead inside his Manhattan prison cell in what prison officials are calling a suicide.
But did the prominent figure actually take his own life?
An anonymous source close to the investigation says no.
Epstein was awaiting trial on charges of conspiracy and sex trafficking and was being detained at a high-security complex without bail. He was found dead in his cell on Saturday around 7:30 a.m., authorities said. Three law enforcement officials confirmed that he was found hanging in his cell.
This isn’t the first time the national figure has ‘attempted’ to take his own life. Since his arrest and revealed ties to the Clinton family, the Internet has been awash with people talking about how long it would be until accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein would end up murdered by “suicide”.
Since then he’s been on suicide watch. 24-hours a day. Interesting.
We were contacted by a source that’s been close to the investigation for years. That anonymous source told LET that Epstein’s ‘suicide’ was inevitable.
According to that source, who must remain unidentified for obvious reasons, Epstein has been an FBI informant for years.
It is really incomprehensible how Jeffrey Epstein was allowed to be in a position where he could hang himself.
High-profile defendant. Previous attempt at injuring himself. Dozens of victims seeking justice they now won’t get.
The law enforcement community is steaming.
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) August 10, 2019
They say the whole reason that everything from the original Florida investigation ‘magically went away’ was because Epstein began providing personal and private criminal information on other people back to the bureau.
The source claimed that Epstein’s case only reappeared recently in the national news because Epstein reportedly broke the terms of his agreement with the FBI… which led to the charges garnering widespread attention.
In the days since the allegations went viral, Epstein reportedly began ‘singing’ to the bureau, allegedly reporting on a ton of high-profile and high-level people in the country. This covers everyone from prominent business figures to celebrities, politicians, and even candidates that had previously ran for the position of President of the United States.
Jeffrey Epstein died of an ‘apparent suicide’.
He was under suicide watch.
He was monitored 24/7.
NEVER underestimate the power of powerful people, over other powerful people, to deceive powerless people pic.twitter.com/o3PMd3BQE7
— Abraham Cavazos (@cavazus) August 10, 2019
According to the source, senior levels of government were attempting to protect Epstein, but the whispers that said, “it’s only a matter of time,” proved to be correct.
Without the ability to talk… it’s kind of hard to take down all of the high-level criminals in our society.
Epstein was denied bail on July 18 after a bombshell search-warrant revealed that he had a fake passport and piles of cash stashed in his safe.
In his decision to deny bail, U.S. District Judge Richard Berman cited risk of flight and danger to the community.
Epstein was a registered sex offender and private-island owner. He was facing new federal charges of exploiting dozens of underage girls in New York and Florida in the early 2000s.
Back in July, Epstein allegedly tried to kill himself for a first time.
But after he was found semi-conscious with marks on his neck, another inmate in the facility was questioned over whether an assault had taken place.
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That inmate was identified as Nicholas Tartaglione. He’s a former Westchester County police officer who was arrested in December 2016 and accused of killing four men in an alleged cocaine distribution conspiracy.
Court records show Tartaglione then buried their bodies in his yard in Otisville in Orange County.
Local media outlets were told by those sources that Tartaglione claimed not to have seen anything and insisted he did not touch Epstein.
Tartaglione’s attorney denied all the claims that his client attacked the financier.
Epstein’s lawyers had been pushing for house arrest with electronic monitoring at his $77 million Manhattan mansion.
They argued that not only would he not run, but he was willing to pledge a fortune of at least $559 million as collateral.
But Berman said the proposal was “irretrievably inadequate,” saying, “I doubt any bail package can overcome his danger to the community.”
In the meantime, prosecutors argued evidence against Epstein was growing “stronger by the day”. They said several more women had contacted them to say he abused them when they were underage.
Berman went on to say that victims’ testimony also had an impact on his decision, on top of Epstein’s alleged history of intimidating, threatening and paying off witnesses or other parties involved in the case.
One of those cited accusers was Courtney Wild, who recently came forward and said Epstein started sexually abusing her when she was 14 in Palm Beach.
She said Epstein “will never stop sexually abusing children until he is in jail” and urged the judge to deny bail.
To make his argument stronger, Berman also questioned whether Epstein had adhered to the requirements of being a registered sex offender. That was part of a plea deal with Florida prosecutors more than a decade ago.