As the federal government investigates how the convicted sex offender and heinous pervert Jeffrey Epstein could have possibly committed suicide while in the Metropolitan Correctional Center, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday that the warden in charge of the prison has been reassigned.
"Today, the Attorney General directed the Bureau of Prisons to temporarily assign the warden at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York to the Bureau’s Northeast Regional Office pending the outcome of the FBI and OIG investigations into the apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein, a former MCC inmate," Department of Justice spokeswoman Kerri Kupec announced Tuesday afternoon.
Accordingly, "FCI Otisville Warden James Petrucci has been named Acting Warden of the MCC New York. The Bureau of Prisons also placed on administrative leave two MCC staff assigned to Mr. Epstein’s unit pending the outcome of the investigations. Additional actions may be taken as the circumstances warrant."
The investigation has brought together liberals, conservatives, and independents, all of whom demand justice for Epstein's victims and also lament that the accused sex trafficker died before many of his so-called secrets about other ultra-wealthy individuals allegedly who sexually assaulted underage girls could be revealed.
As Cortney reported, Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska demanded that whatever deal Epstein had with the government prior to his death should be ripped up so the investigation could continue. Sen. Sasse proclaimed that "The victims of Epstein’s international sex trafficking ring deserve justice,” he continues. “In order to bring Epstein’s co-conspirators to justice, the Department of Justice should rip up the non-prosecution, non-investigation agreement entered into by Epstein and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida in 2008."
The events leading up to Epstein's death also remain obscure. Guy reported that an inmate said he heard screams coming from Epstein's cell the morning of his death. Authorities say he died from an apparent suicide.