The New York Times reports:
Two federal workers who were on duty the night Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in a Manhattan jail were expected to be taken into custody on Tuesday morning on federal charges related to their alleged failure to check on him, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
The two federal Bureau of Prisons employees were expected to be charged later in the morning and appear in United States District Court in Manhattan. The charges would be the first to arise from a criminal inquiry into the death of Mr. Epstein, who hanged himself while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges.
The workers came under scrutiny shortly after Mr. Epstein’s death, because they were responsible for monitoring the high-security unit where Mr. Epstein, the disgraced financier who had previously been convicted of sex crimes, was being held.
Breaking News: 2 jail workers who were on duty the night Jeffrey Epstein killed himself were arrested on charges tied to their alleged failure to check on him https://t.co/fMcdCI8tPm
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 19, 2019