FAST FIVE: Guards Were Sleeping During Epstein's Alleged Suicide, Then Falsified Records To Cover It Up

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Ladies and gentlemen, have we found our patsies.

The two staff members in the special housing unit where Mr Epstein was held – 9 South – falsely recorded in a log that they had checked on the financier, who was facing sex trafficking charges, every 30 minutes, as was required, the officials said.

Those disclosures came on Tuesday as the two employees were placed on administrative leave and the warden of the jail, the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, was temporarily reassigned, pending the outcome of the investigation into Mr Epstein's death, the Justice Department announced.

The second officer, a woman who was assigned to that wing, had been forced to work overtime because of staffing shortages.

Prison staff found Epstein, 66, dead in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center at 6:30 a.m.

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