A man jumped to his death from the Carlyle Hotel early Tuesday afternoon before he pleaded guilty to ripping off his former boss at Goldman-Sachs.
According to FOX News, 41-year-old Nicolas DeMeyer jumped from the 33rd floor of the Carlyle Hotel on 76th street and Madison Ave around 2:30 p.m. Authorities reported DeMeyer was pronounced dead at the scene. Prior to his death, his sister notified hotel staff that the former personal assistant was sending disturbing text messages saying that he might end his life. Hotel security arrived at DeMeyer’s room and saw him sitting on a window sill.
Before he made the fatal decision, DeMeyer smiled at the security guards then jumped and his body landed on a 17th-floor terrace. DeMeyer was scheduled to plead guilty in court to stealing $1.2 million worth of rare wines from his boss David Solomon.
DeMeyer used the money to sell the expensive bottles to fund his 14-month journey around the world. DeMeyer would steal the bottles from Solomon while handling the task to transport the bottles from Manhattan to East Hampton.
He was finally caught by federal agents at John F. Kennedy airport in January after a Napa Valley art dealer traced the bottles back to Solomon and alerted him about the theft.