Pedophile predator Jeffrey Epstein was discovered in his prison cell earlier this week “nearly unconscious” with “injuries to his neck,” according to reporters Larry Celona and Kenneth Garger of The New York Post.
“The multi-millionaire financier was taken to a nearby hospital,” Celona and Garger reported. “It’s unclear how Epstein suffered his neck injuries.”
So was it a suicide attempt? Or did someone try and take Epstein out?
Epstein is being held without bail at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in New York as he faces additional child sex abuse and sex trafficking charges related to a network of underage girls he allegedly exploited (and offered to his wealthy, powerful friends for exploitation).
Given his connections, Epstein’s high-profile case has many of America’s elite on edge – making him an obvious target for nefariousness.
According to WNBC TV 4 (NBC – New York), two sources said Epstein “may have tried to hang himself,” while a third source “cautioned that the injuries were not serious and questioned if Epstein might be using it as a way to get a transfer.”
A fourth source indicated to WNBC that Epstein may have been assaulted, adding that investigators had questioned MCC inmate Nicholas Tartaglione in connection with the incident.
Tartaglione is a former Westchester County law enforcement officer who, according to the station, was “arrested in December 2016 and accused of killing four men in an alleged cocaine distribution conspiracy, then burying their bodies in his yard.”
An attorney for Tartaglione denied the allegation, telling WNBC it was “absolutely not true.”
In other words, no one knows what happened inside the prison …
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Epstein was arrested on July 6 at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey when his private jet touched down following a return flight from Paris, France.
According to federal prosecutors, Epstein “sexually exploited and abused dozens of minor girls” in New York and Florida between 2002 and 2005, maintaining a “network of minor victims” – some of whom were as young as fourteen years old.
“Epstein intentionally sought out minors and knew that many of his victims were in fact under the age of eighteen,” prosecutors alleged.
If those allegations sound familiar, they should. They are very similar to charges Epstein faced in Florida in 2008. Rather than being held accountable for his conduct, though, Epstein was instead offered a “deal of a lifetime” by former U.S. secretary of labor Alexander Acosta – who was then serving as the U.S. attorney for South Florida.
With Acosta’s approval, Epstein was allowed to plead guilty to a single Florida state solicitation charge. He was subsequently “incarcerated” for thirteen months in a private wing of the Palm Beach County stockade – where he was permitted to hire his own security detail and leave the jail to work in his office for up to twelve hours a day, six days a week.
Why did Acosta let Epstein off so easily? During vetting for his cabinet post in the administration of U.S. president Donald Trump, Acosta reportedly claimed he was told to “back off” of Epstein – who allegedly “(belonged) to intelligence.”
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Acosta (above) has not confirmed these reports, however the scandal has already cost him his job in the Trump administration.
Some suspect Epstein is an agent or informant for Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency. Others believe he was spared in 2008 by high-ranking officials in the administration of former U.S. president George W. Bush so as not to cause embarrassment for the royal family of Great Britain given the proximity of Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, to Epstein and his teenage “recruits.”
This news outlet has followed Epstein’s case closely, arguing it represents not only a trial of him personally – but a trial of the American justice system.
“Hopefully anyone mixed up in the sexual abuse of underage girls will be held accountable for those crimes – no matter how rich, powerful or famous they may be,” we wrote earlier this month.
We have made our views on child rapists abundantly clear … but neither Epstein nor those who participated in his “network” will never face that sort of justice. Hopefully, though, his case will at least shine a light on individuals who deserve to be held accountable for similar crimes.
UPDATE: Epstein ‘suicided.’
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