crimes and misdemeanors

Goldman Sachs Banker Charged With Rape at Hamptons Pool Party

A man walks outside Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s new headquarters building at 200 West Street in New York, U.S., on Monday, April 19, 2010. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's fraud suit against Goldman Sachs Group Inc. may trigger additional probes of collateralized debt obligations and lead to stricter regulation, analysts and academics said. Photographer: JB Reed/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Jason Lee, a 37-year-old managing director at Goldman Sachs, is accused of raping a young woman at an East Hamptons pool party in a four-bedroom home he’d rented with his wife. “While investigating, officers learned that a 20-year-old woman had been sexually assaulted inside the residence where several people had gathered,” police said in a statement. According to the East Hampton Star, “a police source who asked not to be identified said that the alleged crime happened at a Monday night or early Tuesday pool party, which apparently involved nudity, at a rented house on Clover Leaf Lane in East Hampton.” (The New York Times reports that the home was rented for a month, through Labor Day, for $33,000.)

Lee, who works on initial public offerings in Goldman’s equity capital markets group, posted $20,000 bail in cash. “We look forward to clearing his name in a court of law,” said his attorney, calling Lee an investment banker “who has never been in trouble in his life, never accused of any impropriety at all.”

Goldman Sachs Banker Charged With Hamptons Rape