DOJ says 2 Epstein guards are placed on leave

United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman speaks during a news conference in New York Monday

Barr did not say what those irregularities were, but the decision by officials at the Bureau of Prisons not to keep Epstein on a suicide watch has come under scrutiny.

Attorney General William Barr said he was "appalled" by the news.

Justice Department officials said they expected Epstein would have a cellmate and that guards would monitor them every 30 minutes.

U.S. Attorney General William Barr speaks at the International Conference on Cyber Security at Fordham University School of Law on July 23, 2019 in New York City.

He said there were "serious irregularities" at the federal jail in New York City where Jeffrey Epstein took his own life over the weekend while awaiting trial on charges of sexually abusing underage girls.

The order comes one day after Mr Barr said he was "frankly angry to learn of the MCC's failure to adequately secure this prisoner".

Barr vowed to "get to the bottom of what happened" and promised accountability.

The Justice Department did not immediately identify the guards placed on leave or the warden who was transferred.

The US justice department said on Tuesday that two guards assigned to watch Jeffrey Epstein at the NY jail in which he died have been placed on leave and the warden temporarily reassigned.

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U.S. newspapers also reported that prison guards were working overtime due to major staff shortages at the facility and that Epstein had been left without a cellmate, which was against protocol.

The person familiar with the matter spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the investigation.

In the wake of Epstein's suicide, union president Eric Young of the American Federation of Government Employees Council of Prison Locals said a Trump administration hiring freeze at the Bureau of Prisons has led to thousands of vacancies and created "dangerous conditions" for prison workers and inmates.

Epstein served just 13 months in jail over the Florida charges under a plea deal struck by the then federal prosecutor in the state, Alex Acosta, who was forced to resign as U.S. labor secretary last month over the issue.

"The evidence that they've seized from him directly, the only person who can contest the seizure [as unlawful] could be Epstein or somebody who lived with him", Weinstein said.

USA authorities say Epstein had a residence in Paris and used a fake Austrian passport to travel to France in the 1980s.

"Our staff is severely overworked", explained Gregg.

An autopsy was performed earlier in the day on the disgraced financier found unresponsive on Saturday in a New York City jail, chief medical examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson said.

Nicholas Tartaglione, an ex-Westchester cop who faces the death penalty in a quadruple homicide upstate, was being held a few cells away from Epstein on August 10, when he was found unresponsive around 6:30 a.m. Girls told authorities in previous depositions that Epstein would pay them hundreds of dollars to massage him and more money if they were unclothed while doing so, and in some cases Epstein raped them.

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