Skip to comments.Morgan Stanley banker pleads not guilty in cab driver assault (hate crime, theft)
Posted on 03/09/2012 5:25:15 PM PST by Libloather
Morgan Stanley banker pleads not guilty in cab driver assault
By Michelle Conlin | Reuters 1 hr 15 mins ago
STAMFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) - A senior Morgan Stanley banker pleaded not guilty on Friday to hate crime, theft and assault charges stemming from an incident last December that police say escalated from a dispute over a $200-plus cab fare to a knife attack on the driver.
William Bryan Jennings, who had been co-head of North American fixed-income capital markets at the Wall Street bank until being put on leave following his arrest last month, entered "not guilty" pleas to each of three charges against him.
Ammar, who lives in Queens, New York, and is an Egyptian-born U.S. citizen, told police that Jennings began threatening him and using racial slurs.
The banker then took out a pen knife and began stabbing at the driver through an open partition, police said. When the driver tried to close the partition, Jennings stabbed his hand.
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William Bryan Jennings?
Is he related in some way to William Jennings Bryan of “Cross of Gold” fame?
I’m thinking that his parents must have been rabid Democrats to name their son William Bryan Jennings.
The muzzie took off, after a failed shakedown. I would have tried to stop him too!