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Epstein’s Ex-Cellmate Cites Cut Up Note in Arguing for Move

  • Lawyer says Tartaglione is under threat in Manhattan lockup
  • ‘We’re not saying put him up in the Four Seasons,’ lawyer says
The Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York.
The Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York.Photographer: Peter Foley/Bloomberg
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Lawyers for the former cellmate of Jeffrey Epstein described grim conditions and veiled threats from guards, including a note slashed up with a razor, in asking a judge to move their client from a federal jail in Manhattan.

At a hearing Wednesday in White Plains, New York, attorneys for Nicholas Tartaglione, an ex-police officer charged in a quadruple homicide, asked U.S. District Judge Kenneth Karas to have Tartaglione removed from the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where Epstein killed himself Aug. 10.