U.S. ends case against Jeffrey Epstein's jail guardsReuters
In a Thursday filing in Manhattan federal court, prosecutors asked a judge to dismiss claims against Tova Noel and Michael Thomas, after both complied with the six-month deferred prosecution agreements they agreed to in May.
Epstein was found hanging in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center on Aug. 10, 2019, while awaiting trial for sex trafficking, in what New York City's medical examiner called a suicide.
Noel and Thomas were accused of falling asleep and surfing the internet that night rather than checking on Epstein every 30 minutes.
Apparently, nobody connected to Epstein's hit was compromised. These guards are no longer needed as props.
The prosecutors and the defendants reached a deal in April 2021, approved by the presiding judge in May, to defer prosecution for six months and then to drop the prosecution if certain conditions were met during that period, including supervision by the Pretrial Services Office, community service, and cooperation with the prosecution.
you've been told.
Whose interests are served by this exactly?
Yep. Only two guards were the only people who could have seen anyone come or go in the entire building.
That Barr visited Epstein in his cell some time before the "suicide."
Snopes says the source is not reliable.
I just hope the Mossad wet team paid them fairly for their troubles
The prosecution team in this case is:
United States Attorney's Office, SDNY
Designation: Assistant US Attorney
Rebekah Allen Donaleski
Designation: Assistant US Attorney
Jessica Rose Lonergan
Let's talk about them for a minute, and you let me know why you think they are corrupt.
Roos was also lead attorney for prosecuting Steve Bannon, Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman and Michael Cohen. He joined the Justice Department in June 2016, during the Obama administration. That was obviously a clever move for him, since Eric Holder was a deep-cover mole for child molestation rings.
She's head of the public corruption unit of the SDNY and leading the SDNY investigation into Rudy Giuliani:
Edward Diskant, who has been a prosecutor at the office for nine years, is set to be replaced as public corruption chief by Rebekah Donaleski, one of the prosecutors who has been leading the Giuliani investigation, the person said.
The Giuliani investigation, which began more than two years ago, escalated late last month as federal agents executed search warrants on his Manhattan home and office.
So, I guess we all know where that one is going to end up.
In August, Lonergan left the DoJ to join the firm of Wilson Sonsini. Her history up that point is summarized here:
Prior to joining the firm, Jessica spent more than 10 years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorneys Office for the Southern District of New York. In this position, she led more than 175 grand jury investigations and prosecutions involving bribery, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, bank and wire fraud, frauds against the government, tax evasion, labor union fraud, racketeering, money laundering, and narcotics trafficking. In addition, Jessica conducted nine criminal jury trials and briefed and argued numerous successful appeals in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Previously, Jessica served as a law clerk to the Honorable Julio M. Fuentes in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She also clerked for the Honorable Jan E. DuBois in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Fuentes was appointed by Clinton, and DuBois was appointed by Reagan.
What do you suppose was the tab for buying off all three of them?
Under the "deferred prosecution" agreement, the defendants agreed to perform community service and to meet other conditions, including six months supervision by Pretrial Services. A long list of folks had to sign off on this plea deal, including Pretrial Services and the acting US Attorney and, of course, the judge (an Obama appointee).
Apparently the defendants met the conditions of the deal and thus, pursuant to the agreement, the prosecution was dropped.
Firing them required going through process governed by their union agreement. I can't state for certain that happened, but I think it i highly likely that it did.