Jeffrey Epstein’s former cell mate at the Metropolitan Correctional Center Nicholas Tartaglione is receiving threats from prison guards to “shut up” and “stop talking.”
Tartaglione, the former cop convicted of a quadruple homicide, shared a cell with Epstein and was eventually moved a few cells away. Tartaglione’s lawyer says the threats are so bad that he wants his client moved to a new prison.
Via The New York Post:
Jeffrey Epstein’s former Manhattan cell mate says guards at the lockup have been threatening him since the financier’s death, according to a legal filing by his attorneys Tuesday asking a judge to move him to a new prison.
Hulking ex-cop Nicholas Tartaglione — who briefly bunked with Epstein at the Metropolitan Correctional Center — has been told by various guards there to “shut up,” “stop talking” and “stop complaining,” as questions swirled about how the accused sex-trafficker was able to commit suicide in federal custody, Tartaglione attorney Bruce Barket says in a letter to White Plains federal judge Kenneth Karas.
“The clear message Mr. Tartaglione has received is that if he conveys information about the facility or about [Epstein’s] recent suicide, there will be a price to pay,” Barket’s letter reads. “Whether or not the investigators into the suicide chose to interview Mr. Tartaglione about the attempted suicide to which he was witness or about how the facility is run and the conditions under which the inmates are forced to live, the correction officers know he has information potentially very damaging to the very people now charged with guarding him or their coworkers.”
According to The New York Post Tartaglione, 51, is awaiting trial on charges he murdered four men as part of a drug deal gone bad. He is accused of burying the bodies on his Otisville property.