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The former cellmate of Jeffrey Epstein has claimed prison guards have been threatening him to make him 'shut up' about speaking out over the circumstances surrounding the former billionaire's suicide, according to a new legal filing.
Ex cop-turned-felon Nicholas Tartaglione, 51, is now requesting to be transferred from the Metropolitan Correctional Center after allegedly being told to ‘shut up’ and ‘stop talking’ about how Epstein was able to commit suicide in federal custody.
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Tartaglione briefly shared a cell with Epstein inside the detention center, during which time the accused sex trafficker allegedly attempted to suicide for the first time.
Suspicions had been rife that Tartaglione inflicted the injuries found on 66-year-old Epstein’s neck, after he was found unconscious on the floor of his cell on July 23.
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The pair were then separated into different cells, long before Epstein killed himself on August 10.
‘The clear message Mr. Tartaglione has received is that if he conveys information about the facility or about [Epstein’s] recent suicide, there will be a price to pay,’ Tartaglione’s attorney Bruce Barket said in a letter to White Plains federal Judge Kenneth Karas.
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Tartaglione is currently facing the death penalty, with prosecutors accusing him of murdering four people in a drug deal gone wrong in upstate New York, back in 2016.
After his first suicide attempt, Epstein told his lawyers that the former police officer 'roughed him up, and that's why they got him off suicide watch', Tartaglione's attorney said.
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He added that his client was cleared of any involvement the day before Epstein's death...
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