Check Out Jeffrey Epstein Final Moments Before He Is Declared Dead And His Body Wheeled Out Of The Hospital Onto A Waiting Van

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Photographs of Jeffrey Epstein’s body being wheeled into hospital moments before he was pronounced dead have emerged, as it’s revealed corrections officers had not checked on the paedophile for several hours before his death.

Epstein is seen wearing an orange jumpsuit and what appears to be a brace around his neck as he is pushed on a gurney into New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan hospital Saturday morning.

In one image, paramedics appear to be attempting to revive ashen-faced Epstein with CPR to no avail. 

On Sunday evening, The Washington Post reported that Epstein had been left in his cell for hours without being checked on, when guards should have been looking in on him every 30 minutes. 

A source told the outlet he should also have had a cellmate, however someone who had been assigned to move in with him was transferred on Friday. Therefore, he was alone in his cell at the time of his death.

NYC’s Chief Medical Examiner has now completed Epstein’s autopsy but said more information is needed before a cause of death can be determined.

‘The ME’s determination is pending further information at this time,’ Chief Medical Examiner Barbara Sampson said in a statement. At the request of those representing the decedent, and with the awareness of the federal prosecutor, I allowed a private pathologist (Dr. Michael Baden) to observe the autopsy examination. This is routine practice.’ 

Baden was the city’s chief medical examiner in the late 1970s and has been called as an expert witness in high-profile cases including by the defense at O.J. Simpson’s 1994 murder trial. 

The celebrity pathologist has investigated deaths including Michael Brown who was killed by cops in Ferguson, Missouri, and football star Aaron Hernandez.  

NBC’s Tom Winter said on Twitter that he’d been told suicide remains the presumed cause of death. It is not uncommon for a medical examiner’s determination to be pending further information. 

The former financier, 66, was found hanging in his prison cell shortly before 7am and was rushed to nearby New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

The news of the delay to the autopsy results comes after a source told the New York Post there was no video of the moment he died in his jail cell at Metropolitan Correctional Center.

Cameras are said to film the doors to each cell which would show anyone who entered or exited, but they do not point inside. 

On Sunday it was revealed that the two prison guards at Epstein’s jail who reportedly failed to follow procedure and check on prisoners every 30 minutes were working long overtime shifts the night the pedophile took his own life. 

A prison official told The New York Times one of the guards was working his fifth straight day of overtime at the short staffed jailhouse while the second corrections officers had been forced to work overtime.  

Every 15 minutes, guards are required to make another check on prisoners who are on suicide watch. 

The decision to remove Epstein, who was possibly the most high-profile inmate in the federal jail system, from suicide watch has both baffled former wardens and veterans of the federal prison system alike. 

A separate source revealed to Maybach Media that Epstein actually told prison guards and fellow inmates that he believed someone had tried to kill him in the weeks before his death.

The insider, who had seen the disgraced financier on several occasions during his incarceration at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, also claims that the normally reserved Epstein seemed to be in good spirits.

‘There was no indication that he might try to take his own life,’ the source told MAYBACH MEDIA From what I saw, he was finally starting to adjust to prison. I think he was comforted by the rigidity of his new life.’

But his suicide comes two weeks after he was hospitalized following what may have been an initial attempt to take his own life. 

On July 24, Epstein was rushed to hospital under police guard after he was discovered semi-conscious on the floor of his prison cell in the fetal position. He spent several hours receiving medical attention before he was transported back to jail.    

It has not been confirmed whether Epstein attempted suicide, or whether he may have been attacked inside his prison cell.  

The news that guards failed to follow procedure and Epstein’s fears of being a target come amid growing outrage that the pedophile escaped justice and his alleged victims may never get closure they so desperately need.

Preet Bharara, a former Manhattan-based U.S. attorney, explained that guards generally remove any prisoner placed on suicide watch from the Special Housing Unit where Epstein was housed. The unit separates inmates such as accused sex offenders from the general population for their protection. 

‘So it seems that Epstein was in the Special Housing Unit (SHU) but not recently on suicide watch, which according to BOP’s Suicide Prevention Program, requires removal from the SHU,’ he tweeted on Saturday.

Bharara said he was dumbfounded, adding: ‘It’s possible Epstein was placed on suicide watch for some time and then returned to the SHU, prematurely. DOJ says FBI is investigating. Public deserves answers.

‘There will both an FBI investigation + Inspector General investigation into Epstein’s death.’ Bharara had said Epstein’s suicide was likely recorded by jail cameras, adding: ‘One hopes it is complete, conclusive, and secured,’ he tweeted. It is now believed this is not the case.

Attorney General Bill Barr said he was ‘appalled’ to learn Epstein was able to commit suicide in his federal jail cell and has ordered the FBI to investigate the pedophile’s death.

He said in a statement released on Saturday: ‘I was appalled to learn that Jeffrey Epstein was found dead early this morning from an apparent suicide while in federal custody.

‘Mr. Epstein’s death raises serious questions that must be answered. In addition to the FBI’s investigation, I have consulted with the Inspector General who is opening an investigation into the circumstances of Mr. Epstein’s death.’ 

According to a prison officer, Epstein was being kept in a special unit with additional security, but he was not being actively surveyed by officials at the facility.  

‘For them to pull him off suicide watch is shocking,’ Cameron Lindsay, a former warden, told NBC News. For someone this high-profile, with these allegations and this many victims, who has had a suicide attempt in the last few weeks, you can take absolutely no chances. You leave him on suicide watch until he’s out of there.’

Meanwhile, a number of other high-profile Washington figures have demanded more information as to what happened to Epstein.  

Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter shortly after news of the millionaire’s death broke, stating: ‘We need answers. Lots of them’.  

‘I agree with AOC,’ declared Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz. ‘Chairman @RepJerryNadler should prioritize a Judiciary investigation into how Jeffrey Epstein died in federal custody (in Nadler’s own neighborhood!) over the Kavanaugh confirmation (which already happened), and the Russia Hoax (which never happened).’

2020 Presidential hopefuls Amy Klobuchar and Kirsten Gillibrand also demanded transparency as to the details of Epstein’s death. 

Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse wrote a letter to Barr, telling him ‘heads must roll’.  

‘The Department of Justice failed, and today Jeffrey Epstein’s co-conspirators think they might have just gotten one last sweetheart deal,’ the senator said. ‘Every single person in the Justice Department — from your Main Justice headquarters staff all the way to the night-shift jailer — knew that this man was a suicide risk, and that his dark secrets couldn’t be allowed to die with him. 

Many of Epstein’s accusers and their attorneys have expressed anger that the abuser would never face consequences, but federal officials have vowed to continue their probe even after his death.    

‘To those brave young women who have already come forward and to the many others who have yet to do so, let me reiterate that we remain committed to standing for you,’ US Attorney Geoffrey Berman said in a statement Saturday. And our investigation of the conduct charged in the Indictment — which included a conspiracy count — remains ongoing.’ 

Berman’s reference to the conspiracy count suggests that accomplices to Epstein’s crimes could soon face charges. Among the alleged accomplices named in civil suits are Epstein’s longtime girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, and former employee Nadia Marcinkova.   

Jennifer Araoz, who accused Epstein of raping her in his Manhattan mansion when she was 15 years old, said: ‘We have to live with the scars of his actions for the rest of our lives, while he will never face the consequences of the crimes he committed the pain and trauma he caused so many people,’ she said.

‘Epstein is gone, but justice must still be served. I hope the authorities will pursue and prosecute his accomplices and enablers, and ensure redress for his victims. Araoz’s attorney, Kimberly Lerner, said: ‘There’s a whole network that enabled him and allowed this to happen. It’s time that everyone who was a part of this be held accountable.’ 

Virginia Roberts Giuffre alleged in a 2016 deposition that she was a teenager when she was forced to have sex with George Mitchell, a former Senate Majority leader who represented Maine from 1980-95, former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and Prince Andrew, Duke of York. 

Giuffre’s attorney, Sigrid McCawley, said in a statement that ‘the reckoning of accountability begun by the voices of brave and truthful victims should not end’ with Epstein’s death. 

Jena-Lisa Jones claims she was 14 when she became a victim of Epstein in Florida. The now-30-year-old said in a statement: ‘God will have his judgement now.’ 

Michelle Licata, who claimed she was a victim in Florida at 16 years old said she didn’t want him dead. 

‘I just wanted him to be held accountable for his actions. Simple as that,’ Licata said. How does someone who is this high profile commit suicide? They had to have cameras on him! Someone must have been paid to look the other way,’ Eva Ford, mother of Epstein victim Courtney Wild, told The Miami Herald.  

Lisa Bloom – who represents three of the billionaire’s alleged sex trafficking victims – shared a statement from one of her anonymous accusers.

‘I will never have a sense of closure now. I am angry as hell that the prison could have allowed this to happen and that I and his other victims will never see him face the consequences for his horrendous actions,’ the statement read. ‘I hope that whoever allowed this to happen also faces some type of consequence. You stole from us, the huge piece of healing that we needed to move on with our lives.’  

Bloom had tweeted shortly after his death was announced, that the accusers would have preferred his justice came in the form of a guilty conviction. 

‘Predator Jeffrey Epstein killed himself,’ Bloom posted on Twitter. ‘On behalf of the victims I represent, we would have preferred he lived to face justice.’

However, Bloom said that her clients can still find a way to justice. 

‘Our civil cases can still proceed against his estate,’ she continued. ‘Victims deserve to be made whole for the lifelong damage he caused. We’re just getting started.’  

Meanwhile, an attorney for Jeffrey Epstein, Marc Fernich, said in a statement that jailers at the Metropolitan Correctional Center failed to protect Epstein and to prevent the ‘calamity’ of his death.

Fernich also said that reporters, plaintiffs’ lawyers and court officials ‘should be ashamed of their behavior’ following Epstein’s indictment. He said Epstein had ‘long since paid his debt to society’ for his crimes.   

The world was left stunned early Saturday after news that Epstein was found hanging in his prison cell shortly before 7am. On Saturday afternoon, a black bag believed to contain Epstein’s body was pictured being taken out of the hospital.   

The body was later switched into a white van belonging to a medical examiner, before it was transported away. In a statement, Metropolitan Correctional Center told Maybach Media that the FBI is now launching an investigation into Epstein’s death.  

The 66-year-old pedophile was awaiting trial on charges of conspiracy and sex trafficking and was being held at the high-security complex without bail.  

Epstein – who once boasted an array of high-profile friends including Prince Andrew and President Bill Clinton – was arrested on July 6, accused of arranging to have sex with underage girls at his residences in New York City and Florida between 2002 and 2005.  

He had pleaded not guilty to the charges.   

Epstein’s death comes just 24 hours after more than 2,000 pages of documents detailing the lurid allegations of his sexual abuse of underage girls were unsealed to the public. 

On Friday morning, a federal appeals court published explosive documents pertaining to a 2015 lawsuit that Virginia Roberts Giuffre had filed against Epstein’s associate, socialite Ghislaine Maxwell.  

Giuffre claimed Epstein and Maxwell kept her as a ‘sex slave’ in the early 2000s, whilst she was underage. The unsealed papers – which made international news on Friday – implicated a number of high-profile men in sex scandals.    

They include transcripts of a May 3, 2016 deposition made by Giuffre, in which she alleged that she was trafficked by Epstein and Maxwell to have sex with and provide erotic massages for politicians and affluent businessmen. 

Giuffre claimed that she was ‘instructed’ by Maxwell to have sex with former Senate Majority George Mitchell and former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson. 

Both Richardson and Mitchell have denied the allegations. According to the documents, Giuffre claimed she also had sex with Epstein’s friend Prince Andrew on multiple occasions, including once in London when she was 17 years of age. 

The Prince has always denied any wrongdoing and in a 2015 court application, a judge threw out Guiffre’s allegations that she had sex with the Prince. 

The judge ordered the allegations to be struck from the record as being ‘immaterial and impertinent.’

Buckingham Palace also issued on the record statements in January 2015, stating: ‘Any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue.’ 

Giuffre was working at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort at the time she met Ghislaine Maxwell, who then went on to introduce her to Epstein.

Epstein is known for his previous friendship with President Trump but Giuffre has denied ever having sexual relationships with the Commander-in-chief. 

Epstein was also an associate of President Bill Clinton – but the unsealed court documents reveal that Giuffre similarly denied ever being intimate him. 

Giuffre was the first woman to go public with accusations against Epstein – and is the most high profile of his alleged victims.

The alleged ‘sex slave’ has previously recounted how she found herself being shuttled around the world and raped by men three times her age in court papers after she met Ghislaine Maxwell. 

‘Epstein had promised me a lot, and I knew if I left I would be in big trouble. I also knew that I was a witness to a lot of illegal and very bad behaviour by Epstein and his friends,’ stated one filing.

‘If I left Epstein, he knew all kinds of powerful people. He could have had me killed or abducted, and I always knew he was capable of that if I did not obey him. He let me know that he knew many people in high places… I was very scared, particularly since I was a teenager.’ 

‘When I was with him, Epstein had sex with underage girls on a daily basis. His interest in this kind of sex was obvious to the people around him,’ she also stated. 

‘The activities were so obvious and bold that anyone spending any significant time at one of Epstein’s residences would have clearly been aware of what was going on.’

At the time of his suicide, Epstein was facing up to 45 years in prison on charges of conspiracy and sex trafficking following his arrest on July 7. The millionaire was taken into custody at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport after his private jet landed from Paris. 

On the same day, federal agents raided his $77 million Manhattan townhouse where they uncovered hundreds of photographs of naked minors. 

Prosecutors claim Epstein sexually exploited dozens of underage teenagers, some as young as 14, at his homes in Manhattan and Palm Beach, Florida, between 2002 and 2005.

They allege the businessman was ‘well aware that many of the victims were minors.’ The girls were paid hundreds of dollars in cash to massage him, perform sexual acts and to recruit other girls, prosecutors allege.

They say Epstein had an army of recruiters, often not much older than their targets, who would approach vulnerable teens. After his arrest, Epstein was subsequently denied bail.  

Epstein is a convicted pedophile who was previously served 13 months in a Florida prison after pleading guilty to procuring an underage prostitute in the state. 

Prior to his conviction in June 2008, Epstein’s lawyers met with Miami’s top federal prosecutor, Alexander Acosta, to negotiate a ‘lenient plea deal’.   

Epstein pleaded guilty in exchange for the short prison sentence in a low-security jail, as well as immunity from future prosecution related to his charges. 

It was later revealed that Epstein was allowed to leave prison on a regularly basis to work at a nearby office. In recent months, critics have been outraged by the lenient sentence, dubbed ‘a sweetheart deal’. 

Last month, Acosta – who negotiated the deal – was forced to resign from his post as Secretary of Labor in the Trump administration over the fallout.  

Epstein was released from prison in early 2010 and quickly managed to make his way back into high-powered New York circles. He was spotted walking in Central Park with Prince Andrew later that same year. 

Katie Couric, Woody Allen, Chelsea Handler and George Stephanopoulos were invited to a dinner at Epstein’s Manhattan mansion alongside the Prince in 2010. 

Epstein was born to a middle-class family in Brooklyn, New York. He attended public school before dropping out of an undergraduate degree at Cooper Union. 

Despite having no formal qualifications, Epstein commenced work as a physics and mathematics teacher at the prestigious Dalton School in Manhattan. He was hired by then- headmaster Donald Barr – the father of current Attorney General, William Barr.  

It proved to be the beginning of four decades spent in the midst of power and privilege. During his two-year tenure at the elite private school, Epstein met Bear Stearns CEO Alan Greenberg, whose two children were students at Dalton. 

Greenberg was reportedly impressed by Epstein’s quick mind, and offered him a job as a trader at Bear Stearns in 1976. Epstein quickly found success in the field, and went on to work as a financial consultant.

He opened his own financial management firm, J. Epstein & Company, in 1988. 

The retail titan behind Victoria’s Secret has accused the financier Jeffrey Epstein of misappropriating ‘vast sums’ of his fortune while managing his personal finances more than a decade ago.

Ohio billionaire Leslie Wexner said in a letter Wednesday that he recovered ‘some of the funds’ but severed ties with Epstein in 2007 as sexual abuse allegations first surfaced against him in Florida.

The letter was first reported by The Wall Street Journal, which put the amount of misappropriated money at more than $46 million. It’s unclear whether Wexner reported the allegations to law enforcement.

‘This was, frankly, a tremendous shock, even though it clearly pales in comparison to the unthinkable allegations against him now,’ Wexner wrote.

He added that he was ‘sickened’ by Epstein’s alleged abuse of dozens of underage girls in New York and Florida.

Wexner is the founder and chief executive officer of L Brands, a fashion retailer based in Ohio. The company’s board recently hired an outside law firm to review any role Epstein may have played at the business.

Epstein managed Wexner’s fortune beginning in the late 1980s and helped straighten out the finances for a real estate development Wexner was backing in a wealthy Columbus, Ohio, suburb.

It was through Wexner that Epstein acquired his seven-story Manhattan mansion less than a block from Central Park, a 21,000-square-foot residence that has been valued at about $77 million.

Wexner said he believed he could trust Epstein at first based on ‘friends who vouched for and recommended him as a knowledgeable financial professional.’

‘I am embarrassed that, like so many others, I was deceived by Mr. Epstein,’ he wrote in the letter. ‘I know now that my trust in him was grossly misplaced and I deeply regret having ever crossed his path.’

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