Epstein had been on suicide watch at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in lower Manhattan but was taken off prior to his death, a source who was not authorized to speak on the matter previously told Reuters.
Senator Ben Sasse, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Oversight Subcommittee, has urged Barr to void the agreement and said that "heads must roll" after Epstein's death.
"Upon the foregoing recommendation, I hereby direct, with leave of the Court, that an order of nolle prosequi be filed as to defendant Jeffrey Epstein", Berman wrote. He named another former agency official, Thomas Kane, to serve as her deputy.
The suit is one of the first filed under New York'sChild Victims Act, which enables victims of child sex abuse to bring cases against their alleged abusers for the next year, even if the alleged crimes happened years ago.
No details of any beneficiaries are included in the document, which lists assets including more than $56m in cash, more than $14m in fixed income investments and more than $18m in "aviation assets, automobiles and boats".
Epstein's estate was sued by a woman who said she was raped by the millionaire when she was 15, a claim made by over 100 women over the years. "I would also like to thank Hugh Hurwitz, Acting Director of BOP, for his dedication and service to the Bureau over the last fifteen months", Barr continued. Under Dr. Hawk Sawyer's previous tenure at the Bureau, she led the agency with excellence, innovation, and efficiency, receiving numerous awards for her outstanding leadership, " Barr said in a statement on Monday.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex Rossmiller (R) speaks as Jeffrey Epstein looks on during a bail hearing in this court sketch in NY on July 15, 2019. Authorities said he sexually abused and exploited dozens of girls-some as young as 14-in NY and Florida.
US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman announces charges against Jeffery Epstein in New York City on July 8, 2019.
Berman said that he agreed with the recommendation, sending the documents to U.S. District Judge Richard Berman.
Epstein was convicted in 2008 in a Florida state court of paying young girls for sexual massages at his Palm Beach mansion. He was set to go to trial next year.