Attorney General William Barr previously announced multiple investigations into the death of disgraced financier and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Barr had said he was “appalled” at events leading up to Epstein’s death and now he is addressing conspiracy theories regarding his alleged suicide.
While Barr acknowledged multiple issues surrounding Epstein’s death, he attempted to quiet any concerns of any apparent foul play that has become the focus of conspiracy theorists.
“We have found serious irregularities at the center, but at the same time I have seen nothing that undercuts the finding of the medical examiner that this was a suicide,” Barr told reporters, according to CNBC.
“A number of them required having union representatives and lawyers before we could schedule interviews. However we are moving expeditiously and I think soon I will be in a position to report to congress and the public the results.”
Investigations into the jail are being conducted by the Justice Department, FBI and the Inspector General.
The death of Epstein has also led to the resurfacing of the longtime “Clinton Body Count” conspiracy theory that circulates on far-right websites and message boards. Investigations into his death have since been opened by the Department of Justice, according to Attorney General William Barr.
Jeffrey Epstein had been behind bars since his arrest on July 6. Authorities were waiting for Epstein to return to New Jersey from Paris and arrested him upon his arrival. The charges against Epstein claim that “dozens” of victims between 2002 to 2005 were are involved in the case which included Epstein allegedly paying minors for sex acts after grooming them. Some of the victims were as young as 14 years old.
Epstein was charged with one count of sex trafficking of minors and one count of conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors. If he would have been convicted of the charges, Epstein would have faced up to 45 years in prison.
The 66-year-old financier was a registered sex offender in Florida.