The two Bureau of Prisons employees—Tova Noel and Michael Thomas were charged with ignoring their task of watching Epstein and lying about it. The two guards were supposed to check on Epstein every 30 minutes but were accused of allegedly sleeping and being on the internet instead of watching the alleged sex trafficker.
Reports noted the two guards pleaded not guilty to making false records, along with conspiracy to defraud the United States. Since then, Noel and Thomas admitted to having “willfully and knowingly completed materially false” records related to their patrolling of Epstein. Despite that, if their deal is approved by a judge, the two men won’t get any jail time and will have to partake in a supervised release program. The program requires the men to cooperate with an investigation being conducted by the inspector general for the Justice Department. Along with that, Noel and Thomas would have to complete 100 hours of community service.
source: The Hill