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Personal assistant to Executive Director of Goldman Sachs ‘ David Solomon committed suicide after being accused of stealing fine wines from his boss, the money from the sale of which he spent on a trip around the world. Reported by the New York Post.
The suicide was committed Tuesday, October 9. 41-year-old Nicholas Demeyer took a room on the 33rd floor of the hotel Carlyle in new York. He sent his sister a message and told me that he was going to kill herself, as she alerted the hotel staff. The security personnel broke into the room, but not in time to stop him.
At the same time, Demeyer had to appear before a Manhattan court. He was going to confess to the theft of rare and rare wines from the collection of his boss. After the death of the accused, the court canceled the hearing.
Demeyer was a specialist in art history and worked as a personal assistant to Solomon from 2008 to 2016. His duties were to deliver the vintage drinks in the wine cellar of the banker. Over the last two years a man stole about 500 bottles of rare stamps, and then resold them under a pseudonym. The total value stolen is estimated at $ 1.2 million.
In 2016, Demeyer caught selling seven bottles of extremely rare and expensive French wine and confessed to the crime to his boss. Fearing persecution, he fled and spent travelling the world for 14 months, visiting with the proceeds from the sale of wine money Rome, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. In January 2018 the man landed at the airport of a name of John Kennedy in new York, where he was met by Federal police. He faces up to 10 years in prison.
“I and my wife Mary are deeply saddened by the fact that Nicholas had committed suicide. For several years he was a close friend of our family and we are all heartbroken after learning about his tragic death,” said Solomon, commenting on the incident.
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