Goldman co-COO's ex-assistant charged with stealing $1.2 million of wine

From Reuters - January 17, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former personal assistant to Goldman Sachs Group Inc Co-Chief Operating Officer David Solomon has been charged with stealing hundreds of bottles of wine worth more than $1.2 million from his former boss.

U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday said Nicolas DeMeyers theft scheme ran from 2014 to October 2016, when he allegedly stole seven bottles from the famed French estate Domaine de la Romanee-Conti in Burgundy that his boss had bought for $133,650.

Using the alias Mark Miller, DeMeyer would sell stolen bottles to a North Carolina wine dealer, who would have them picked up at Solomons Manhattan apartment, the indictment said.

Solomon, known for his devotion to wine, and his wife Mary maintained an apartment at the prestigious San Remo co-op on Central Park West while the alleged scheme occurred, public records show.

DeMeyers responsibilities had included receiving wine at the apartment, and moving it to his former bosss wine cellar in East Hampton, New York, the indictment said.

While Solomon was not identified by name in the indictment, Goldman spokesman Andrew Williams confirmed that Solomon was the victim described there as DeMeyers target.


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