NYC Executives Arrested For Selling Drugs
Several top-level business bigwigs — including the Chief Creative and Development Officer of Chipotle — have been taken down in a major drug sting in NYC. Apparently in addition to their six and seven-figure paying positions at major banks, television networks, and brands…they were each slinging cocaine to their friends and coworkers on the side as well. Via MailOnline:
A Fox producer, a Chipotle executive and an associate at Merrill Lynch are among a group of 18 high-flyers who have been arrested after a massive New York cocaine ring was cracked.
Katie Welnhofer, 29, who works on ‘Mornings with Maria’ on Fox Business, and the Mexican fast food chain’s Chief Creative and Development Officer, Mark Crumpacker, have been indicted after the operation.
Christopher Dodson, a client associate at Merrill Lynch, and his brother Austin, an associate at real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield, were also arrested.
Underwriting consultant Christian Jewett, Marwood Group senior associate Kyle Holmes, tax accountant Roman Yoffe, and Huffington Post blogger Alexander Mallory were among those also indicted.
They were all charged with the criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, according to court documents seen by Daily Mail Online. It followed a year-long investigation into a massive drug ring that sold $75,000 worth of cocaine and operated from the Lower East Side.
Customers generally paid between $200 and $300 per transaction.
Three kingpins Kenny ‘Jay’ Hernandez, Felix Nunez and Oscar Almonte were all arrested. They allegedly used livery services to deliver cocaine to customers throughout Manhattan.
The probe is believed to have begun after investment banker Thomas Hughes jumped to his death from his 24th floor luxury apartment in May 2015. Reports suggest police found the number of his dealer on his cell phone when they searched his home.
SMH! You just know they probably thought they’d get away with this easily because of their status…