US Attorney General Promises Thorough Probe into Financier’s Death

Posted on August 12, 2019 9:25 am

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Updated: Aug. 12, 2019, 3:13 p.m.

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Monday promised a thorough investigation into the apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein, a disgraced wealthy financier with wide political connections who was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges involving underage girls.

Barr said he and the Justice Department he runs were appalled and “frankly angry” to learn that officials at a federal detention facility in New York, the Manhattan Correctional Center, failed “to adequately secure this prisoner.”

“This case was important to the victims who had the courage to come forward and deserve the opportunity to confront the accused in the