The man who briefly shared a cell with Jeffrey Epstein now claims to be living in fear.
According to reports, Nicholas Tartaglione, a former police officer and cellmate of Epstein, just confessed that he is receiving a “clear message” from guards to keep his mouth shut both about the facility and his days with Epstein.
Living with Vermin
For years, conditions at the Metropolitan Correction Center (MCC) have been described as horrific. Some of the most common complaints are mold and vermin infestation.
Even though they are prisoners, they are still American citizens and deserve humane living conditions.
The situation for Tartaglione has apparently been made worse by his limited knowledge of what went on during Epstein’s stay at the facility.
An attorney for Tartaglione, Bruce Barket, has petitioned the courts to have his client moved not only because of the conditions of the prison but also because he now fears for his overall well-being.
“The clear message Mr. Tartaglione has received is that if he conveys information about the facility or about the recent suicide, there will be a price to pay,” Barket said.
He went on: “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.”
Still a Mystery
While the coroner’s office has classified Epstein’s death as a suicide, most people are not buying that narrative.
There may be little doubt Epstein killed himself, however, it seems to be very clear the prison guards and possibly some higher-ups facilitated the act.
Adding fuel to the fire is the fact Epstein signed his will only two days before killing himself.
He also had the document filed in the Virgin Islands, which seems to be an effort to protect the assets from the lawsuits he knew were coming. The plot continues to thicken in the sordid Epstein saga.