Epstein could have 'paid someone' to help him kill himself in prison, says Gotti confidante who frequented 'corrupt' New York jail
Lewis Kasman also claimed that US Attorney General William Barr made an under-the-wraps visit to the Metropolitan Correctional Center when Jeffrey Epstein was found with wounds on his neck
The Manhattan jail where Jeffrey Epstein was being kept was reportedly a nest of corruption for influential people, a former associate of late mobster John Gotti Sr. has claimed.
An inmate can get anything they want if they have the money, said Lewis Kasman, before suggesting that Epstein could have paid someone to help him end his life. "If he killed himself someone had to have helped him.”
Kasman had visited Gotti multiple times at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, New York, where Gotti was jailed in 1992.
Kasman who has kept in touch with what happens inside the jail added, "There are cameras going 24/7 and they’re watching 24/7. Someone had to give [Epstein] the equipment to kill himself and he had to pay for it dearly," according to a report in New York Post.
Speaking about the corruption in the correctional center, Kasman said, "That facility for years had issues of corruption, with correction officers bringing in food or cellphones for wealthy people."
He recalled how Gotti was able to sneak in his favorite steak dinner despite staying in two of the correction facility's most strict units, 9 South and 10 South.
He said, "He had Peter Luger’s whenever he wanted."
He also claimed that US Attorney General William Barr had made an under-the-wraps visit to the Metropolitan Correctional Center, which happened to be the same time when Epstein was found unconscious in his cell with wounds on his neck.
He asked, "When does that happen? The attorney general never visits jails. Something’s not right there."
According to Kasman, the facility was "totally disgusting — worse than Guantanamo Bay.”
Speaking of the condition of the cells, Kasman said, “There are roaches crawling all over you — in every orifice — when you sleep. The Bureau of Prisons’ answer to that is that they can’t spray. It’s toxic."
So far, the correctional center has not released a statement regarding the accusations.
Epstein was found dead in his jail cell early morning on Saturday, August 10.
Since the news of his death, social media platforms have become a hotbed of conspiracy theories that link Hillary and Bill Clinton to his death.
President Donald Trump has been retweeting some of these theories on Twitter.