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A psychologist approved that Epstein cease to be under surveillance for suicide risk

August 24, 2019

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (Reuters / EP) –

A psychologist at the federal detention center in the US city of New York, where tycoon Jeffrey Epstein was being held while awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking, approved that he be removed from surveillance for suicide risk before he was removed life.

In a letter dated Thursday sent by the Deputy Attorney General, Stephen Boud, to the president of the Judicial Committee of the House of Representatives of the United States, Jerry Nadler, has confirmed this information, as indicated by the Department of Justice.

Epstein was arrested on July 6 after his private plane landed in New Jersey from Paris, where he has a luxury apartment near the Arc de Triomphe. The US authorities investigated their alleged involvement in the trafficking of dozens of minors for sexual purposes.

The 66-year-old American millionaire was found dead in a New York jail on August 10. The autopsy has confirmed that he hanged himself in his cell, which in turn led to the opening of investigations to determine if any irregularity occurred.