Quaffing the Hand That Feeds: Assistant Indicted on Pricey Wine Theft

Goldman Sachs David Solomon who was allegedly swindled

Goldman Sachs co-president David Solomon has allegedly been bilked out of more than $1.2 million of wine by his own personal assistant, according to a report from Chris Dolmetsch of Bloomberg News.

The wine rightfully belonged to David Solomon, the CEO of Goldman Sachs, a spokesperson for the company confirmed, although the victim wasn't named in the indictment.

De Meyer is charged with one count of interstate transportation of stolen property.

"The theft was discovered in the fall of 2016 and reported to law enforcement at that time".

Though indicted in New York's Southern District, De-Meyer is scheduled to appear Wednesday before a federal judge in Los Angeles.

A lawyer for Mr. De-Meyer couldn't be reached.

Among the thefts, the government said, were bottles from the French estate Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, considered among the "best, most expensive and rarest wines in the world". It says that De-Meyer worked for an "individual who collects rare and expensive wine".

A former assistant for one of the presidents of Goldman Sachs was indicted Wednesday on charges that he stole hundreds of bottles of rare wine from his boss valued at more than $1.2 million. Instead, he ripped off bottles from 2014 to 2016 and using the alias "Mark Miller" sold them to a dealer in North Carolina.

Nicolas De Meyer was responsible for receiving the wine at Solomon's Manhattan apartment and transporting the bottles to the collector's wine cellar in East Hampton, LI, according to court papers. He is "one of the more knowledgeable and adventurous wine people out there", according to a separate Bloomberg interview with a local sommelier previous year.

In October 2016, Mr. De-Meyer stole seven bottles of the wine, which Mr. Solomon had purchased for $133,650, prosecutors said. "It's a wine you can buy and then can sell six months later and make money on", he added.

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