Ex-cop Nicholas Tartaglione bunked with Epstein at the Metropolitan Correctional Center at least since before Epstein’s first “suicide attempt” on July 23.
He was transferred out of Epstein’s cell shortly before Epstein was found dead on August 10.
The details Tartaglione could share as an insider to the prison could prove extremely valuable in the investigation into Epstein’s apparent suicide.
Yet, he claims that guards are telling him to “shut up,”
“stop talking,” and “stop complaining.”
According to his attorney, Tartaglione is scared to speak up about what he knows in fear of the guards’ message to him that if he does “there will be a price to pay.”
Because of this, Tartaglione is begging to be transferred to another prison where he will be free to speak out.
You have to wonder: what does this guy know?
Here's more on the situation from The New York Post:
Jeffrey Epstein’s former Manhattan cellmate says guards at the lockup have been threatening him since the financier’s death, according to a legal filing by his attorneys Tuesday asking a judge to move him to a new prison.
Hulking ex-cop Nicholas Tartaglione — who briefly bunked with Epstein at the Metropolitan Correctional Center — has been told by various guards there to “shut up,” “stop talking” and “stop complaining,” as questions swirled about how the accused sex trafficker was able to commit suicide in federal custody, Tartaglione attorney Bruce Barket says in a letter to White Plains federal Judge Kenneth Karas.
Tartaglione was sharing a cell with Epstein during what’s believed to have been the 66-year-old’s first suicide attempt, on July 23. The two were separated before Epstein hanged himself on Aug. 10.
ABC 7 Chicago also said:
In a letter to the court, Tartaglione's attorney alleged that correction officers know his client has information "potentially very damaging" to the staff at MCC.
He wrote that guards at the facility have told him to "shut up," "stop talking" and "stop complaining."
"The clear message Mr. Tartaglione has received is that if he conveys information about the facility or about the recent suicide, there will be a price to pay," his attorney, Bruce Barket, wrote the judge. "The continuing and seemingly unresolvable problems with the conditions of Mr. Tartaglione's confinement coupled with the unfortunate attempted suicide by a cellmate, to which Mr. Tartaglione is a critical witness, and the successful suicide of that same person makes his continued detention at the MCC inappropriate."
Summit News also gave the following insight:
Jeffrey Epstein’s former cellmate claims he was told there would be a “price to pay” if he talked about the sex trafficker’s alleged suicide and is begging to be transferred to another jail.
Ex-cop Nicholas Tartaglione shared a cell with Epstein during his first suicide attempt but the two were separated before Epstein hanged himself on August 10.
Now Tartaglione is requesting a transfer because he says prison guards have been threatening him and telling him to “stop talking.”