Former Epstein Cell Mate Says Jail Guards Are Threatening Him

Written by Alyssa Brook August 20, 2019
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Former Epstein Cell Mate Says Jail Guards Are Threatening Him

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Jeffrey Epstein’s former Manhattan cellmate claims that jail guards have been threatening him since the billionaire’s death.

Per the NY Post, Nicholas Tartaglione has allegedly been told to “shut up,” “stop talking” and “stop complaining,” when it came to questions about Epstein’s death.

Tartaglione was sharing a cell with Epstein during his first suicide attempt, on July 23. The two were separated before he died on Aug. 10.

“The clear message Mr. Tartaglione has received is that if he conveys information about the facility or about [Epstein’s] recent suicide, there will be a price to pay,” his lawyer Bruce Barket’s writes. “Whether or not the investigators into the suicide chose to interview Mr. Tartaglione about the attempted suicide to which he was witness or about how the facility is run and the conditions under which the inmates are forced to live, the correction officers know he has information potentially very damaging to the very people now charged with guarding him or their coworkers.”

Epstein allegedly revealed to his lawyers that Tartaglione was responsible for his July neck injuries, but Tartaglione vehemently denied the allegations.

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