Barr issued a stark warning to Epstein’s alleged co-conspirators on Monday
He also slammed the handling of Epstein by the Manhattan Correctional Center
Barr said he is ‘appalled’ and ‘angry’ at the failure to ‘adequately secure’ Epstein
While Epstein was the only person charged the Manhattan U.S. Attorney pledged to ‘stand for victims’ following his death in his cell on Saturday morning
Socialite Ghislaine Maxwell is one of those who may find herself in the spotlight
She was described as the ‘madam of the house’ but has denied any wrongdoing
Prosecutors may also target those set to testify now that ‘they don’t need them’
Sarah Kellen Vickers, Adriana Ross and Lesley Groff could also face new probes
And there are still ‘thousands of more documents to be released’, reports say
Epstein’s accusers may also be able to pursue civil cases against his estate
Attorney General Bill Barr issued a stark warning to Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged co-conspirators on Monday, telling them they ‘should not rest easy’.
The investigation into Jeffrey Epstein and his sex crimes looks set to shift its focus following his death to those accused of helping him, in a move that threatens to implicate some of the world’s richest, most powerful men.
Speaking in New Orleans Barr said: ‘Let me assure you that this case will continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein. Any co-conspirators should not rest easy.
‘The victims deserve justice and they will get it.’
He also slammed the handling of Epstein by the Manhattan Correctional Center after it was revealed a corrections officers had not checked on the pedophile for several hours before he hanged himself in his cell in the special housing unit.
Barr, who said he was ‘appalled’ and ‘angry’ at the failure to ‘adequately secure’ Epstein, added: ‘This sex trafficking case was very important to the Department of Justice and to me personally.
‘Most importantly this case was important to the victims who had the courage to come forward and deserve the opportunity to confront the accused in the courtroom.
‘I was appalled, and indeed the whole department was, and frankly angry to learn of the MCC’s failure to adequately secure this prisoner.
‘We are now learning of serious irregularities at this facility that are deeply concerning and demand a thorough investigation.
‘We will get to the bottom of what happened and there will be accountability.’
A former close associate of the late mobster John Gotti Sr., Lewis Kasman, said he heard Barr paid the MCC a visit around the time Epstein was with bruises on his neck. He told the New York Post: ‘When does that happen? The attorney general never visits jails. Something’s not right there.’
h/t Coastie Patriot