Epstein was directing money to be deposited in other inmates’ commissary accounts in exchange for protection, sources say, because he feared for his life. But the government says Epstein was suicidal and made his first, failed suicide attempt weeks after he arrived at MCC.
According to a federal indictment, on July 23 Epstein was found “on the floor of his cell with a strip of bedsheet around his neck.” The government says it was a failed suicide attempt, but Epstein claimed his cellmate, 52-year-old former police officer Nick Tartaglione, attacked him. Tartaglione, who is accused of murdering four men, denied that and his lawyer says: “Absolutely nothing like that happened.” His lawyer also says Tartaglione was cleared by jail officials.
Tartaglione and his lawyer would say that though no matter what happened. Some may argue Epstein would lie so he could have a better chance of killing himself, though why would he kill himself before he even went to trial? Not to mention that the fact he had a so called suicide attempt would make the guards actions at the time of his death even more unlikely.
By Tyler Durden