If you thought the Jeffrey Epstein conspiracy theories are going to go away, you are sorely mistaken. The video of Epstein’s first suicide attempt in state prison “no longer exists,” according to federal investigators. What a strange coincidence.
Nearly a month ago, federal prosecutors revealed that the footage of Jeffrey Epstein attempting to kill himself on July 23, 2019, in his Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) cell had completely vanished. In mid-December, the lawyer for Epstein’s cellmate said that the prison surveillance video of the disgraced financier allegedly trying to commit suicide was lost or destroyed.
“We were told that it was not retained,” said Bruce Barket, a lawyer for Epstein’s cellmate. “Obviously, if it was destroyed or lost that is disturbing. We are waiting on an explanation before deciding how to proceed.”
Epstein’s cellmate was Nicholas Tartaglione, a former New York City police officer who was accused of a quadruple murder and distributing five kilograms or more of cocaine. The bodies of the four men were found at an animal rescue farm in Otisville, New York, that Tartaglione had rented. Tartaglione faces the death penalty for the homicides.
Then three weeks ago there was a glimmer of hope for justice when there were reports that the lost suicide attempt footage had been found. “We are very pleased the video was preserved, as we had asked,” said Barket. “We look forward to viewing it.”
Fast forward to this week, and federal prosecutors announced that the video of Epstein’s first suicide attempt is gone forever. On Thursday, prosecutors said the footage they were received was not the right video because of a “clerical error.” What are the odds!
In a letter, federal prosecutors said MCC employees “inadvertently preserved video from the wrong tier” and “as a result, video from outside the defendant’s cell … no longer exists.” The video of Epstein allegedly trying to kill himself was permanently deleted. Incredible.
According to MCC, there is a backup system in place to store all video from the Special Housing Unit (SHU), where Epstein was incarcerated. The FBI discovered that the video on the backup system was erased “since at least August 2019 as a result of technical errors.”
“The video would further corroborate the events of July 23, and we believe would have supported our client’s position that he acted appropriately that evening,” Barket said. “The various and inconsistent accounts of what happened to that video are deeply troubling.”
Barket said the Metropolitan Correctional Center is “the worst facility, jail or prison that I’ve been to in 35 years of practicing law.” The Bureau of Prisons, which oversees the MCC, declined to comment.
If you recall, the two prison cameras that faced Epstein’s prison cell both just so happened to malfunction when the convicted pedophile allegedly killed himself on August 10, 2019. Not to mention that both correctional officers assigned to Epstein fell asleep on the job when they were supposed to be checking on the convicted sex offender every 30 minutes.
These convenient factors add to the other odd coincidences revolving around Epstein’s death, including Jeffrey’s unusual fractures in his neck. Famed forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden said Epstein’s broken neck bones were much more aligned with homicidal strangulation than hanging injuries.
This certainly gives more credence to the conspiracy theory that Epstein and his fixer Ghislaine Maxwell were spies working for Mossad, who used underage girls to blackmail world leaders and dignitaries.