Remember William Bryan Jennings wild ride? Last December, after Morgan Stanley’s Christmas party, the firm’s former head of bond underwriting hailed a cab in Midtown and directed the driver to his home in Darien, Conn. When they arrived, cabbie Mohamed Ammar quoted a price that Mr. Jennings found excessive, and in the fracas that ensued, was alleged to have stabbed Mr. Ammar in the hand with a pen knife.
That story emerged in March, when Mr. Jennings—who no longer works at Morgan Stanley, according to Bloomberg—was charged with assault and intimidation by bigotry.
Accounts varied. Mr. Ammar said that Mr. Jennings refused to pay the fare of $204 dollars, told the cabbie “I’m going to kill you. You should go back to your country,” and stabbed him in the hand with a 2 1/2 inch blade during a roadside altercation. Mr. Jennings said that the driver demanded $294, then started driving the banker back to New York City when he refused to pay.
All charges, including a larceny charge over the unpaid fare, will be dropped on Monday, according to Reuters:
Robert B. McKeon, the founder and chairman of Veritas Capital, the private equity firm that invested in defense contractors, died Monday in an apparent suicide, The Observer has learned.
The state medical examiner’s office in Connecticut, where Mr. McKeon owned a home, said that a man of the same name and age died of “asphyxia due to neck compression,” and that the death was ruled a suicide. The examiner’s office wouldn’t give a time or place of death. The Darien, Conn., police department said in a written statement that a man named Robert McKeon was found dead in his Darien home on Monday, and that “the death is not considered suspicious, but the incident is under investigation pending the results of the scheduled autopsy.”
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