Justice Department shakes up staffing at jail where financier Epstein died

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  • Wednesday, 14 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it was shaking up staffing at the federal jail where financier Jeffrey Epstein died over the weekend while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, announcing it had temporarily assigned a new warden and placed two corrections officers on administrative leave.

Kerri Kupec, a department spokeswoman, said that James Petrucci, the warden at Federal Correctional Institution Otisville in New York, has been named acting warden at Metropolitan Correctional Center pending the outcome of investigations by the FBI and Inspector General into Epstein's apparent suicide.

(Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)

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