David Solomon, Goldman Sachs’ president and co-chief working officer, has a factor for wonderful wine. And now his former private assistant has been accused of stealing a whole bunch of bottles price $1.2 million from his non-public assortment.
Nicolas De-Meyer, 40, was recognized in an indictment unsealed Wednesday by federal prosecutors in Manhattan, who say he used a faux title, “Mark Miller,” to promote a whole bunch of bottles of the stolen wine to a North Carolina wine supplier he had discovered on the web from 2014 to 2016.
The indictment did not title Solomon, however Goldman confirmed his id after press inquiries. De-Meyer was an worker of Solomon’s family, not the financial institution. “The theft was found within the fall of 2016 and reported to legislation enforcement at the moment,” a Goldman spokesman mentioned in an electronic mail. “They’ve been pursuing the matter.”
That may correspond with the sale of Solomon’s 5,400-square-foot house across the similar time. The four-bedroom unit with a Central Park view and a 1,000-bottle wine storage space offered in November 2016 for $21.5 million.
Based on the indictment, De-Meyer labored for an “particular person who collects uncommon and costly wine” from 2008 to November 2016, and his duties included receiving shipments of wine at his boss’s Manhattan house and transporting wine from there to a property in East Hampton, New York.
Among the many stolen gadgets had been seven bottles from the French property Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, or DRC, which prosecutors say is taken into account among the many greatest, costliest and rarest on the earth. The common worth of a bottle of the pinot noir from Burgundy is $17,134, in keeping with Wine-searcher.com. The sufferer had purchased the bottles for $133,650, prosecutors mentioned.
De-Meyer stole the Romanee-Conti wine in October 2016 from his boss’s Manhattan house, the indictment mentioned.
De-Meyer was arrested in Los Angeles on Tuesday, in keeping with a spokeswoman for the federal prosecutor’s workplace in New York. He’s to be introduced in court docket in Los Angeles on Wednesday and finally to be arraigned in New York.