Questions are brewing over federal prosecutors’ decision to drop their case against the two New York City correctional officers who fell asleep and browsed the Internet on the night that deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein allegedly committed suicide — and who subsequently falsified records to hide their negligence.
The charges against Tova Noel and Michael Thomas, who’d been on duty at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan on Aug. 10th, 2019, were quietly dropped over two weeks ago on Dec. 13th, according to Insider.
This wasn’t made public until Thursday, a day after Epstein’s notorious madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, was convicted on five sex trafficking charges that combined carry a sentence of up to 65 years in prison.
The charges were dropped despite the two having “napped, caught up on the news, and shopped for motorcycles and furniture instead of doing their rounds at the Metropolitan Correctional Center” where Epstein was being held and allegedly committed suicide.
Insider notes that after the two were charged in November of 2019, they pleaded not guilty, meaning the cases were reportedly supposed to eventually be headed to trial.
NEW YORK (AP) – Two jail guards charged with falsifying prison records the night Jeffrey Epstein killed himself have pleaded not guilty. Tova Noel and Michael Thomas are accused of failing to check on Epstein every half hour, and of fabricating log entries to show they had.
— KSL NewsRadio (@kslnewsradio) November 19, 2019
Here’s where the story gets a bit confusing.
About two years later in May of this year, they then entered what Insider describes as “a deferred prosecution agreement where prosecutors agreed not to bring the guards’ case to trial until after they finished cooperating with an investigation into the circumstances of Epstein’s death with the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General.”
The problem is that Reuters describes the deal differently.
At the time the deal was made, Reuters claimed that in exchange for admitting to having “willfully and knowingly” falsified documents, the two would “would serve six months of supervised release, complete 100 hours of community service, and cooperate with a probe by the U.S. Department of Justice’s inspector general, including the circumstances surrounding Epstein’s death.”
So which is it — was the trial deferred until later, or was the trial nixed in exchange for the two meeting certain requirements?
It’s not entirely clear, though Insider’s report does later note that when prosecutors filed a motion on Dec. 13th requesting the cases be dropped, they cited the fact that Noel and Thomas had “satisfactorily complied with the terms of the non-prosecution agreement and completed community service.”
This convoluted mishmash of the facts aside, many in the public are still befuddled over the prosecutors’ decision to basically just let the two off the hook.
As previously reported, then-Attorney General Bill Barr had been so outraged when Epstein managed to reportedly kill himself in 2019 that he’d vowed to investigate the death fully and determine how exactly it’d occurred.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) August 11, 2019
To this day, many questions remain unanswered, and an astounding number of Americans doubt the official suicide narrative and genuinely believe Epstein was murdered.
At the time of Epstein’s death, an Emerson College poll found that a 34 percent plurality of Americans believed Epstein had been murdered and that the suicide narrative was designed to cover up this alleged reality.
Based on this belief, the same Americans and confident that Noel and Thomas being let off practically scot-free is yet more evidence of this alleged cover-up.
Case in point:
Prosecutors dropped a case against two jail guards. They made the decision on December 13, in the middle of Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial. It wasn’t made public until December 30. I want to know about every person Epstein and Maxwell serviced. A total coverup from the beginning. pic.twitter.com/bUarmzjQjT
— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) December 31, 2021
BREAKING: Two Manhattan jail guards who admitted to falsifying records on the night the financier Jeffrey Epstein killed himself WILL NOT BE PROSECUTED.
Retweet if you think that is some MAJOR BS!
— Chip Franklin.com 📽WhatTheFranklin (@chipfranklin) December 31, 2021
Why in the world did the federal prosecutors drop the case against Jeffrey Epstein’s guards?
I kid you not; this country is turning into a Jerry Springer show.
— Kambree (@KamVTV) December 31, 2021
Feds have dropped charges against the 2 Epstein prison guards who admitted to falsifying records making it appear they checked on him.
Maxwell out of the way. Epstein records sealed. Guards who turned the other way as he “committed suicide” no longer charged.
— Whippoorwill 🇺🇸 (@WhatSayMe_USA) December 31, 2021
Others meanwhile, including famed attorney Alan Dershowitz, suspect rather that Epstein had paid off Noel and Thomas to allow him to commit suicide:
Alan Dershowitz just said on Tucker that he thinks that Jeffrey Epstein “may have” paid off guards to allow him to commit suicide
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 1, 2020
Either way, given the government’s track record, most suspect that something similar — either murder or suicide — may soon happen to Maxwell …
And when they do, they will most likely be promoted or have their charges dismissed like the Epstein guards. pic.twitter.com/mzVuVfQ3Rg
— Luke Rudkowski (@Lukewearechange) November 30, 2021
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