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smittykins

Doesn’t a tox screen take a while to come back(maybe two weeks if you rush it)?

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53 minutes ago, smittykins said:

Doesn’t a tox screen take a while to come back(maybe two weeks if you rush it)?

Yes, tox screens can take up to 3-4 weeks, sometimes more, depending on what's included in the screen.

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fraurosena

Food for thought. Will this be investigated?

 

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fraurosena

Prince Andrew still maintained his friendship after Epstein was convicted of sex with minors. He had Epstein and a young 'companion' over at Balmoral -- possibly while his mom was in residence.  He went to Epstein's island, partied with (very) young girls, and he's trying to convince people he knew nothing of what was going on there?  :pb_rollseyes:

More Epstein accusers surface, as Prince prepares for cops

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Prince Andrew is willing to speak to police probing the alleged crimes of his late friend and paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, it has been claimed.

The Duke of York, 59, has strongly denied any allegations of sexual misconduct regarding his relationship with the late-financier, The Sun reports. Andrew would be willing to provide a witness statement or be questioned by cops in either Britain or the US about his friendship with the paedo, the Daily Express reports. The prince does not consider himself above the law and is willing to help the probe, the report says.

Sources reportedly say the royal has never been asked to speak to investigators about Epstein.

Meanwhile, three women have sued the estate of Jeffrey Epstein, saying they were sexually abused by the financier, both before and after his controversial plea deal that allowed him to avoid federal prosecution for sex crimes in 2007. The lawsuits, filed in Manhattan federal court, bring the total number of civil cases against Epstein’s estate since his apparent suicide in jail on August 10 to at least five.

Two of the women say they met Epstein when they were 17, while a third said she met him when she was 20. All describe similar patterns of being brought to Epstein’s home to provide massages and then subjected to repeated, unwanted sex acts.

Epstein, 66, was found dead in his New York jail cell while awaiting trial for sex trafficking children. It is unclear how the probe into Epstein’s alleged crimes will proceed after his suicide.

But it is believed that former associates of the banker, such as Ghislaine Maxwell, could be probed by cops after the US Attorney-General William Barr said the abuser’s conspirators should “not rest easy.”

Meanwhile, the New York Post reports that Ghislaine Maxwell once taught one of Epstein’s accusers “the proper way” to perform oral sex just how he liked, a new lawsuit claimed. The British socialite allegedly gave the victim, Priscilla Doe, a “step-by-step” tutorial during a meeting at the convicted paedophile’s island, Little St. James, in 2006, according to Priscilla’s lawsuit filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court.

Maxwell, Epstein’s gal pal and alleged madam, used her own hands “to demonstrate how to pleasure Jeffrey Epstein manually so that plaintiff would know exactly how to make Jeffrey Epstein happy,” the complaint said. Maxwell provided other graphic advice on “stimulation” and “pressure” — and eventually made sure that Priscilla and other young women were “constantly on call to sexually service” Epstein, according to the filing.

On the same trip, Priscilla — who was a 20-year-old dancer when she was “recruited” as one of Epstein’s personal masseuses in 2006 — was forced into having sex with another woman, identified as “Associate 2,” during which she was choked by Epstein, the suit said.

The New York Post also reports that Epstein forced one of his alleged sex slaves into marrying another woman — by promising to foot a $30,000 bill for the victim’s much-needed medical surgery, according to a new lawsuit. The victim, only identified as Katlyn Doe, was just 17 when she first met Epstein in 2007 and spent the next seven years traveling to his homes in Manhattan, Florida and the US Virgin Islands for the sole purpose of having sex with him, the complaint filed in Manhattan federal court said.

The young woman was one of three Epstein accusers to file suit against the late pedophile’s estate and others on Tuesday — a day after his will was filed in St. Thomas.

Soon after they’d met, Epstein, 66, promised he’d cure Katlyn’s eating disorder, as well as take care of her medical bills for an undisclosed “serious medical condition,” court papers said. In 2013, he allegedly coerced her into legally marrying one of his female recruiters, “Associate 3,” so that the recruiter could obtain legal status to “remain in the country to work for him,” the suit said. In exchange, he told Katlyn he’d pay $30,000 for her to get surgery — but he only half-fulfilled that promise, the victim claimed.

New court papers provide more details of the serial pervert’s disturbing behaviour, including how he’d “be on the verge of ejaculating and would stop in order to make a phone call, at times saying that nearing sexual climax evoked certain important thoughts in Jeffrey Epstein’s mind.”

Ghislaine, the socialite daughter of disgraced media baron Robert Maxwell, has vehemently denied allegations that she procured young women to be abused by her former lover Epstein.

Meanwhile, Prince Andrew was criticised for continuing his friendship with the multi-millionaire American following his conviction and imprisonment.

And after video emerged of the Duke peering from behind a door and waving at a young women at Epstein’s New York mansion in 2010, the royals released a fresh statement:

“The Duke of York has been appalled by the reports of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged crimes. His Royal Highness deplores the exploitation of any human being and the suggestion he would condone, participate in or encourage any such behaviour is abhorrent.”

The prince met Epstein in the 1990s and enjoyed a holiday in Phuket, Thailand with the hedge fund manager in 2001 and also invited his pal to the Queen’s Sandringham estate the previous year. Andrew also hosted the paedophile and a young model, aged in her 20s, at Balmoral castle in Scotland in 1999.

Further allegations were made in 2011 regarding the royal’s friendship with Epstein in a Florida civil suit which was seeking to overturn the sex offender’s 2008 plea bargain.

 

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"At least eight jail officials knew Jeffrey Epstein was not to be left alone in cell"

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At least eight Bureau of Prisons staffers knew that strict instructions had been given not to leave multimillionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein alone in his cell, yet the order was apparently ignored in the 24 hours leading up to his death, according to people familiar with the matter.

The fact that so many prison officials were aware of the directive — not just low-level correctional officers, but supervisors and managers — has alarmed investigators assessing what so far appears to be a stunning failure to follow instructions, these people said. Like others, they spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss ongoing investigations. They declined to identify the eight.

Investigators suspect that at least some of these individuals also knew Epstein had been left alone in a cell before he died, and they are working to determine the extent of such knowledge, these people said, cautioning that the apparent disregard for the instruction does not necessarily mean there was criminal conduct. The explanation, they said, could be simpler and sadder — bureaucratic incompetence spanning multiple individuals and ranks within the organization.

The Bureau of Prisons declined to comment.

“It’s perplexing,” said Robert Hood, a former warden at the federal Supermax prison in Florence, Colo. “If people were given instructions that Epstein should not be left alone, I don’t understand how they were not followed.”

Hood, who also once served as the Bureau of Prisons’ chief of internal affairs, said it was disconcerting that officials might have thought they were putting Epstein on a less-intensive form of suicide watch.

“You’re either on suicide watch or you’re not. If you have any concern at all, you maintain the suicide watch,” he said.

Epstein, 66, was found dead in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center during the early morning of Aug. 10. He had been held at the facility in Lower Manhattan for more than a month on sex trafficking charges that could have led to a prison sentence of as much as 45 years. He had pleaded not guilty, and the case was due to go to trial next year.

Epstein hanged himself using a bedsheet fastened to his bunk bed, according to a person familiar with the investigation. New York City’s medical examiner has ruled the death a suicide — a finding not accepted by Epstein’s lawyers, who said they are conducting their own investigation.

The death has prompted investigations and a leadership overhaul at the Bureau of Prisons, the federal agency that runs the jail. On Monday, Attorney General William P. Barr named Kathleen Hawk Sawyer its new director, having replaced the detention center’s warden days earlier.

The circumstances surrounding Epstein’s death are being investigated by the FBI and the Justice Department’s inspector general.

Speaking Wednesday at an unrelated event in Dallas, Barr said that the investigation is “well along,” adding, “I think I’ll soon be in a position to report to Congress and the public the results.”

Barr said there had been some delays in the investigation “because a number of the witnesses were not cooperative. A number of them required having union representatives and lawyers.” He also said there were “serious irregularities at the center. At the same time I have seen nothing that undercuts the finding of the medical examiner that this was a suicide.”

The investigations already have found a troubling lack of follow-through by Bureau of Prisons personnel after a July 23 incident in which Epstein may have tried to kill himself, according to people familiar with them.

In that incident, guards rushed to Epstein’s cell when his cellmate at the time, Nicholas Tartaglione, began yelling, according to these people . Tartaglione told officers he had noticed Epstein had a bedsheet around his neck and appeared to be trying to kill himself, the people said .

Epstein denied that, they said, and told prison staff that he had been attacked — something Tartaglione denied.

Some MCC staff doubted Epstein’s claim that he was attacked, suspecting instead that he either faked a suicide attempt or intended to take his own life, the people familiar said.

Epstein was placed on suicide watch, but officials lifted those measures six days later, on July 29. On that day, MCC officials returned Epstein to a special housing unit known as Nine South — where officers were directed to check on him in his cell every 30 minutes. The other explicit condition of his removal from suicide watch was that Epstein would not be left alone in a cell, these people said.

That instruction was spelled out widely within the chain of command, people familiar with the matter said, and one of the issues investigators are trying to understand better is how so many people could have known of the instruction and still failed to enforce it.

Upon his return to the special housing unit, Epstein was placed in a cell with a suspect other than Tartaglione, according to people familiar with the case. Authorities have not identified that individual, who was moved out of the cell Aug 9. By the next morning, Epstein was dead.

Investigators are examining exactly why that cellmate was relocated, people familiar with the matter said, and why detention center staff failed for several hours to make the required checks on Epstein every 30 minutes. He was found about 6:30 a.m. as breakfast was being delivered to inmates.

The head of the local union that represents MCC staffers did not respond to requests for comment. An FBI spokesman and a spokesman for the U.S. attorney in Manhattan declined to comment.

The death of such a high-profile defendant has brought intense scrutiny to the Justice Department generally and the Bureau of Prisons specifically. Union officials have said such a suicide was inevitable, given long-term shortstaffing at the MCC and throughout the bureau, a situation that has led to employees working extensive overtime.

The two staffers assigned to check on Epstein the morning he died were both working overtime — one forced to do so by management, the other for his fourth or fifth consecutive day, the president of the local union has previously said.

Epstein’s death has sparked renewed criticism of the Justice Department from lawmakers and others who have accused officials of not taking the Epstein case seriously.

Epstein was arrested July 6 after landing at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport. The sex trafficking charges filed in New York involved dozens of girls and alleged incidents spanning 2002 to 2005.

In 2008, he pleaded guilty in Florida to state charges based on similar conduct, as part of an agreement with federal prosecutors that has been widely criticized as too lenient. That deal allowed Epstein to avoid being accused of federal crimes, and he ultimately spent 13 months in jail with flexible ­work-release privileges.

Its terms were approved by Alex Acosta, who was then the U.S. attorney in Miami. Acosta served as President Trump’s labor secretary, though he resigned from that post July 12 after Epstein’s arrest raised new scrutiny of Acosta’s handling of the previous case.

Meanwhile, the federal judge overseeing Epstein’s case has ordered a hearing next week before he dismisses the charges against the deceased financier. The decision is somewhat unusual, but U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman said he would allow Epstein’s alleged victims to speak at the hearing, as well as prosecutors and Epstein’s lawyers.

In a court filing Wednesday, Berman said that since the defendant “died before any judgment has been entered against him, the public may still have an informational interest in the process by which the prosecutor seeks dismissal of an indictment.”

Justice Department officials have pledged they will continue investigating, and could still bring charges against anyone found to have conspired with Epstein.

 

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Howl

Epstein's Zorro ranch is New Mexico has not been searched by authorities, allowing an astounding amount of time to pass in case "someone" wanted to scrub incriminating evidence. 

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fraurosena
1 hour ago, Howl said:

Epstein's Zorro ranch is New Mexico has not been searched by authorities, allowing an astounding amount of time to pass in case "someone" wanted to scrub incriminating evidence. 

Let me hazard a guess... the name starts with 'G' and ends with 'hislaine Maxwell'. After all, there must be a reason why they are letting her roam free, despite all the accusations against her and investigations into her.

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fraurosena

Twenty? Wow. 

Pity it's before a Grand Jury, as they're not public.

I'm still on the fence if this is major scapegoating or actual fact-finding from DOJ.

 

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