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On Monday, a federal judge in New York dismissed charges against two Bureau of Prisons guards, Tova Noel and Michael Thomas, who admitted to falsifying records on the night Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide in 2019, court documents show.
US District Court Judge Analisa Torres ordered the charges dropped against guards Noel and Thomas after prosecutors said in a filing last week that the guards completed deferred prosecution agreements signed in May.
His age is unclear.
Federal Judge Dismisses Charges Against Guards
US District Court Judge Analisa Torres ordered the charges dropped against guards Tova Noel and Michael Thomas after prosecutors said in a filing last week that the guards completed deferred prosecution agreements signed in May.
According to a letter from federal prosecutors, the guards agreed to provide “truthful information related to their employment by the Bureau of Prisons, including about the events and circumstances described in the Indictment,” according to a letter from federal prosecutors that was filed in court papers.
The guards had to complete 100 hours of community service and cooperate with a Department of Justice Inspector General review, authorities said in May.
Epstein was awaiting trial at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan. He pleaded not guilty to federal charges accusing him of operating a sex trafficking ring from 2002 to 2005 at his Manhattan mansion and his Palm Beach estate and allegedly paying girls as young as 14 for sex.
He was found dead in his cell on August 10, 2019. A medical examiner ruled it was suicide by hanging.
Noel and Thomas were working as guards that night. According to the initial indictment in the case, the guards repeatedly failed to complete the required counts of prisoners on their watch in the specialized housing unit where he was being held.
In November 2019, Noel and Thomas pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and filing false records.
According to the initial indictment, the two signed false certifications saying they had performed their duties.
The night Epstein died, no officer completed any count or round in the unit between 10:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m., at which time Noel and Thomas discovered Epstein’s body, the indictment said.
The decision comes as Epstein’s life has received fresh scrutiny after the prosecution of his longtime girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell for sex trafficking charges.