One of the guards that was arrested over the death of Jeffrey Epstein has offered cut a deal with the DA to get a lighter sentence. In order to do so, she must submit a proffer. A proffer is a statement telling what you would testify to. The DA will examine it and depending on what she is offering, make a plea offer. The DA can also say no deal and destroy the proffer and nothing new in the proffer can be used against the guard.
There has been a lot of speculation on whether Epstein committed suicide or was killed by a second person. There was a lot of irregularities that night. It might point to murder or it could just point to a totally inept operation at the jail.
The guard seeking the deal is Tova Noel, who was charged Tuesday with falsifying records to cover an unauthorized period of absence. Now she wants to cut a deal to reduce whatever sentence she would get. It is not clear what she has to offer and it could be a while before we know, but if we hear she made a plea deal, it could give us a clue.
Noel and her fellow prison guard Michael Thomas were arrested Tuesday and charged with criminal conspiracy and falsifying official records “for allegedly fudging ‘count slips’ while failing for hours to check on Epstein and other inmates in the MCC’s ninth-floor Special Housing Unit,” according to the Post.
Epstein had attempted suicide by hanging just a week before and had only recently been moved off suicide watch when Noel and Thomas decided to abrogate their duties and spend the evening “goofing off,” as the Post put it. When they returned to duty at 6:30 a.m. to deliver breakfast to the accused pedophile and child trafficker, they found him dead, hanging in his cell, having used strips of cloth ripped from his bed sheet to form a makeshift noose.
Federal investigators are looking to get to the bottom of the odd circumstances and events surrounding Epstein’s death and, as the Daily Wire reported earlier this week, the Bureau of Prisons chief, in charge of the Manhattan prison where Epstein died, admitted that the FBI and DOJ may be considering the possibility that a “criminal enterprise” was involved in the incident.