Deutsche Bank lawyer found dead by suicide in New York during BCE’s Banks Stress Tests

A man walks past Deutsche Bank offices in London

(Reuters) – A senior Deutsche Bank regulatory lawyer has been found dead in New York after committing suicide, New York City officials said on Saturday.

Calogero Gambino, 41, was found on the morning of Oct. 20 at his home in the New York borough of Brooklyn and pronounced dead on the scene, according to New York City police.

Gambino was an associate general counsel and a managing director who worked for the German bank for 11 years, according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported his death.

He had been closely involved in negotiating legal issues for Deutsche Bank such as a probe by regulators of banks over allegations they manipulated the Libor benchmark interest rate as well as currency markets.

Gambino was also an associate at a private law firm and a regulatory enforcement lawyer between 1997 and 1999, the Journal said, citing Gambino’s LinkedIn profile and conference biographies.

He died by hanging, said Julie Bolcer, spokeswoman for the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner. The manner of death was suicide.

“Charlie was a beloved and respected colleague who we will miss,” said Deutsche Bank in a statement. “Our thoughts and sympathy are with his friends and family.”

Deutsche, Germany’s biggest lender, has already paid 6 billion euros ($7.7 billion) in fines and settlements in the past two and a half years. It expects to post litigation costs of 894 million euros alone for the third quarter of 2014.

Earlier this year, former Deutsche Bank manager William Broeksmit, who had close ties to co-chief executive Anshu Jain, had been found dead at his London home in what also appeared to have been a suicide.


Début du “Gaulois Spring”? Un homme s’immole par le feu devant Pôle emploi à Nantes

Les pompiers seraient arrivés trop tard sur les lieux…

Un homme âgé de 41 ans est décédé ce mercredi en s’immolant par le feu devant une agence Pôle emploi située dans une zone industrielle à l’est de Nantes.

La victime, un chômeur en fin de droit d’indemnisation, s’était aspergé d’essence, a-t-on appris de sources policières.

Le dispositif de surveillance a échoué

Le désespéré avait  informé Pôle emploi ce matin de la de sa volonté de mettre fin à ses jours. Pôle emploi a alors prévenu la police qui a mis en place un dispositif de surveillance au domicile de la victime.

Malgré la mise en place d’une méditation et du dispositif de surveillance, l’homme a atteint le parking de l’agence et est passé à l’acte en s’aspergeant d’essence, vers midi. Arrivés sur place, la police et les pompiers n’ont pu que constater le décès. Continue reading

Obama’s ‘kill list’ critic suicided in New York City


Prominent American blogger and computer prodigy Aaron Swartz, who spoke against US President Barack Obama’s “kill list” and cyber attacks against Iran, has been found dead in New York.

Police found the body of the 26-year-old in his apartment in New York City borough of Brooklyn on Friday, said a spokeswoman for the city’s chief medical examiner.

Brooklyn’s chief medical examiner ruled the death a suicide by hanging, but no further detail is available about the mysterious death.

Last year, Swartz openly criticized the US and the Israeli regime for launching joint cyber attacks against Iran.

The blogger was also vocal in criticizing Obama’s so-called kill list and other policies.

Obama has been reportedly approving the names put on the “kill lists” used in the targeted killing operations carried out by US assassination drones.

Every week or so, more than 100 members of the US national security team gather via secure video teleconference run by the Pentagon and go over the biographies of suspects in Yemen, Somalia, and Pakistan, and “nominate” those who should be targeted in the attacks.

Obama is then provided with the identities of those put on the “kill list” and signs off on every strike in Yemen and Somalia as well as the risky strikes in Pakistan.

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