Two prison guards who were on duty on the night of Jeffrey Epstein’s death have been charged with falsifying records.
They are accused of failing to check in on him every 30 minutes and fabricating log entries to show they had.
Epstein hanged himself in jail in August while awaiting trial on federal sex-trafficking charges.
The charges against the two guards are the first to arise from a criminal inquiry into his death.
Epstein, a wealthy financier, had pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing dozens of girls, some as young as 14.
The 66 year old was already a convicted sex offender, having been jailed in Florida in 2008 for procuring a minor for prostitution.