(The Post Millennial) – Federal prosecutors dropped the case against the two jail guards who were on duty when Jeffery Epstein was found dead.
According to a motion filed by federal prosecutors on Thursday, Michael Thomas and Tova Noel admitted to falsifying records, but made a deal with federal prosecutors in order to avoid serving time in jail.
Noel and Thomas “admitted that they ‘willfully and knowingly completed materially false count and round slips regarding required counts and rounds” in Epstein’s unit.
The guards say they will give “truthful information related to their employment by the Bureau of Prisons, including about the events and circumstances described in the Indictment.”
The guards will also be required to complete 100 hours of community service, as per an agreement with the Department of Justice Inspector General review.
“Under the agreements, prosecution was deferred for a period of six months during the term of Noel’s and Thomas’s good behavior, completion of community service, and satisfactory compliance with the terms of the agreement,” documents say.
According to Reuters, report states that the two were sleeping and using the internet while guarding Epstein.
Meanwhile, Epstein, who was placed on suicide watch after an apparent attempt to take his own life, kill himself.
Epstein had been arrested on federal sex trafficking charges. His partner, Ghislaine Maxwell, was found guilty of five of six counts of trafficking teens to be abused by Epstein, and faces up to 65 years in prison.
The Maxwell case garnered international media attention, as the black books of Epstein and British socialite contained the names of several high-level politicians and celebrities.
The black book which contains the names and contact details of around 2,000 people will be sealed, with only a limited amount of material being released, according to The Times.
“The 97-page book, containing the names and contact details of almost 2,000 people including world leaders, celebrities and businessmen, was published by Gawker, a news website, in 2015, with some redactions. It has long been a topic of fascination for the insight it provided into the social circles in which Maxwell and Epstein moved,” according to The Times.
Portions of the book were released by Gawker in 2015, with most contact details being redacted, but names being made public.