Nicholas De-Meyer was a former assistant to Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon. One of his responsibilities was to receive wine deliveries at Solomon’s Manhattan apartment and then transport them to Solomon’s East Hampton home. De-Meyer allegedly lifted some of the bottles and sold them to a North Carolina wine dealer. Some of the wine cost as much as $133,650 per bottle. Hence, the total alleged of having pilfered a total of $1.2 million — ten bottles tops at that rate.
Mr. De-Meyer was scheduled to appear in federal district court in Manhattan at 2:30 on Tuesday, October 10, 2018 to enter a guilty plea. However, he jumped from the 33rd floor of the Carlyle Hotel, landing on a 15th floor balcony where he was pronounced dead at 2:38 PM.
Police arrived quickly because his sister had received texts from her brother about committing suicide. His sister notified the police and went directly to the Carlyle Hotel where they found him on the 15th floor.
Such a tragic case. Liquor is known to be a vice, and its draw, particularly at these prices, is so powerful. A 41-year old is gone, his family grieves. The temptations and desires that come with wealth and power and all those in that orbit seem inexplicable. .