FBI officials investigating the death of Jeffery Epstein are looking into whether a “criminal enterprise” had a role in his death, the Bureau of Prisons director said Tuesday during a testimony on Capitol Hill.
Kathleen Hawk Sawyer admitted the FBI was investigating organized criminal activity related to Epstein’s death during questioning involving Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“With a case this high profile, there has got to be either a major malfunction of the system or criminal enterprise at foot to allow this to happen. So are you looking at both, is the FBI looking at both?” Graham asked.
“The FBI is involved and they are looking at criminal enterprise, yes,” Hawk said.
Epstein’s August death in a Manhattan federal prison cell had previously been ruled a suicide by New York city’s medical examiner.
Epstein, a convicted sex offender, was being held awaiting trial for sex trafficking charges.