Justice Dept: Epstein warden reassigned, staffer put on leave
Epstein was being held at a New York City federal jail on charges of sex trafficking of minors over three years in the early 2000s. The 66-year-old multimillionaire previously served a 13-month jail sentence in Florida in 2008 after being charged with similar offenses and registered as a sex offender.
Two staffers who had been assigned to Epstein’s unit have also been placed on administrative leave, the department said.
Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupac added that Barr had appointed James Petrucci, the current warden of the Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, N.Y., as acting warden at MCC, pending FBI and Office of Inspector General investigations.