“He could have thought, ‘I need to get my ducks in a row.’ ”
The 21-page filing includes a copy of Epstein’s death certificate from Aug. 11, the day after his suicide — and lists “Immediate Cause: Pending Further Study.’’
The city Medical Examiner’s Office has since ruled that Epstein killed himself Aug. 10.
Manhattan federal prosecutors Monday asked the judge overseeing his criminal case to officially toss it in light of his death.
“Because Jeffrey Epstein, the defendant, died while this case was pending, and therefore before a final judgement was issued, the indictment must be dismissed under the rule of abatement,” the assistant US attorneys wrote judge Richard Berman, who was overseeing the case.