Video cameras & # 39; s outside Jeffrey Epstein's prison cell are & # 39; unusable & # 39; and & # 39; too inadequate & # 39; to be used by investigators investigating his death, officials reveal – in another security fall from the troubled Manhattan prison
- Surveillance material taken outside Jeffrey Epstein's cell and considered unusable
- Images from at least one camera outside of his New York prison cell & # 39; too defective & # 39; to use
- Clearer recordings of the area while the FBI and the Justice Department investigate death
- Epstein found dead at Metropolitan Correctional Center prior to human trafficking trial
Jeffrey Epstein was found dead before he could go through his trial of sex trafficking charges
Video from outside the New York prison cell of millionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein is according to officials & # 39; too flawed & # 39; to be used by researchers.
Allegedly, recordings made with at least one camera outside of the financier's prison cell in the Metropolitan Correctional Center were unusable.
Epstein committed suicide in his cell on August 10 in anticipation of a lawsuit against federal sex trafficking.
The FBI and the Inspector General's Office of the Ministry of Justice are trying to determine what happened in the run-up to the 66-year-old's death and whether a prison policy was violated or crimes committed.
But the surveillance material gathered from the corridor outside the billionaire's cell could not be used, sources said Washington Post.
Clearer recordings have been made of the area, but it is not clear whether the problem with the video camera & # 39; s is an isolated problem or an ongoing problem in the facility.
An autopsy concluded that Epstein had hung himself.
To be the death has given rise to investigations by the FBI, the US Department of Justice's Office of Inspector General and the US Bureau of Prisons, which runs the detention facility.
The suicide occurred despite a warning at the end of July when Epstein was found on the floor of his cell with bruises on his neck.
Epstein spent a few days under suicide guard, but was then returned to a cell in a special housing unit where he had a cellmate. Eventually the cellmate was eliminated and he was left alone.
The Metropolitan Correctional Center where Epstein was hanged in his prison cell earlier this month
Jeffrey Epstein and the British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell attend the Grisogono Sponsors in 2005. Maxwell is accused of purchasing young girls for Epstein
Attorney General William Barr said that officials & # 39; serious irregularities & # 39; had discovered and was angry that federal lock-up staff members had failed to adequately secure this prisoner & # 39 ;.
Just two days before his death, Epstein signed a new will that put more than $ 577 million in assets into a trust fund, making it harder for dozens of prosecutors to collect compensation.
Epstein had pleaded not guilty of sex trafficking and was detained without bail, accused of sexual abuse of women in early 2000s in mansions in Manhattan and Florida.
Up to 30 women are expected to come forward today and speak at a hearing, as more previously unknown victims are expected to come forward.
The hearing at the federal court in Manhattan is expected to hear from a woman who is known to bring legal proceedings against the Epstein estate and other alleged victims.
Prosecutors must abolish the sex trade indictment after the billionaire was found dead.
But the American district judge Richard Berman promised to keep the investigation open for alleged accomplices of Epstein.
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