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jswordy

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Nicolas De-Meyer was supposed to appear in federal court in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon.

After spending 14 months flying all over the world, from Rome to Rio de Janeiro, he had landed at Los Angeles International Airport in January and was arrested as soon as he made it off the plane. The 41-year-old had previously spent eight years working as a personal assistant to then-Goldman Sachs President David M. Solomon, now the company’s CEO. During that time, federal prosecutors allege, he stole more than 500 bottles of rare vintage wine, valued at more than $1.2 million, from the executive’s wine cellar in the Hamptons. On Tuesday, the New York Post reported, De-Meyer was expected to plead guilty to one count of interstate transportation of stolen property and faced a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

But by 2:30 p.m., when the hearing was scheduled to begin, he still hadn’t walked through the courthouse’s heavy doors.

His attorney took a phone call, looking upset, the New York Post reported. Then, she disappeared into a closed-door meeting with the judge and a federal prosecutor. When they walked out, the judge announced that the hearing had been canceled. He gave no explanation.

At 2:38 p.m., police responded to a call on the Upper East Side. A man had jumped off the 33rd floor of the Carlyle Hotel, an art deco monument to New York City wealth that overlooks Madison Avenue. When officers arrived, the man was unresponsive. EMTs pronounced him dead at the scene.

On Tuesday night, the New York Police Department confirmed the man’s identity: It was De-Meyer.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/10/10/an-ex-aide-was-charged-with-stealing-1-2-million-of-rare-wine-from-goldman-sachs-ceo-then-he-jumped-from-the-33rd-floor-of-a-new-york-hotel/?utm_term=.7a872a0a0b53
 

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All over the alleged theft of more than a million dollars.. Is it possible that bottles of wine can actually be worth that kind of money? I mean be REALLY worth that kind of money?
 

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All over the alleged theft of more than a million dollars.. Is it possible that bottles of wine can actually be worth that kind of money? I mean be REALLY worth that kind of money?
Yes, trust me if one thing is true wine can sell for stupid money.
 
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