Correctional Officers Michael Tomas and Tova Noel are expected to appear in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.
Manhattan, NY – The two correctional officers who were tasked with guarding billionaire Jeffrey Epstein on the night he died have been criminally charged in connections with his death.
A source familiar with the case said that the two federal Bureau of Prisons correctional officers were arrested early on Tuesday, but other sources later told the paper that the arrests would not be carried out until later in the day, The New York Times reported.
The employees, now identified as Michael Thomas and Tova Noel, are expected to appear in U.S. District Court in Manhattan on multiple charges.
Correctional Officer Thomas has been charged with conspiracy and two counts of false records, according to CNBC.
Correctional Officer Noel has been charged with conspiracy and four counts of false records.
According to the indictment, the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) correctional officers “sat at their desk, browsed the internet, and moved around the common area” instead of carrying out their mandated prisoner checks on the night Epstein died, The New York Times reported. READ MORE