Federal prosecutors investigating the death of Jeffrey Epstein offered a plea deal to two jail guards who were on duty and responsible for guarding the pedophile on the night of his death. The correctional officers both declined the offer, according to the Associated Press.
The existence of a plea deal suggests that the Justice Department is considering bringing federal criminal charges related to Epstein’s death, which was ruled a suicide by the New York City medical examiner. Famed forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden, who witnessed Epstein’s autopsy, contends that he was murdered.
The two jail guards are suspected of failing to check on him every half hour as they were supposed to, and then fabricating log entries to make it seem like they had.