The warden of the federal jail in New York City where rich financier Jeffrey Epstein killed himself was changed Tuesday on orders of Attorney General William Barr pending investigations into the incident, the Justice Department stated.
The U.S. Bureau of Prisons additionally positioned two staffers on the Metropolitan Correctional Center who had been assigned to Epstein’s cell unit on administrative depart as probes into the demise of the accused youngster intercourse trafficker proceed.
“Additional actions may be taken as the circumstances warrant,” stated Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec.
Lamine N’Diaye is being changed at MCC by appearing warden James Petrucci, who had been warden of the federal jail in Otisville, New York.
N’Diaye has been transferred to the Bureau of Prison’s Northeast Regional Office. He had been warden at MCC since May 2018.
A lawyer for Epstein, who was a former buddy of Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, didn’t instantly reply to CNBC’s request for remark.
The Bureau of Prisons additionally didn’t reply for a request for remark.
The demise of Epstein on Saturday morning infuriated Barr, members of Congress, Epstein’s protection legal professionals and attorneys for girls who’ve claimed they have been sexually abused as underage ladies by Epstein at his properties in Manhattan and Palm Beach, Florida.
The FBI and the inspector basic of the Justice Department now are investigating the incident.