Morgan Stanley executive charged with hate crime in cab driver stabbing

Posted on Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 5:38 pm    

Morgan Stanley executive William Bryan Jennings is being charged with a hate crime for the assault and battery of a cab driver in New York City. In December, Jennings was driven by a cab driver of Middle Eastern descent to Connecticut. During the drive, the cab driver told police that the bank’s co-head of its North American fixed-income capital markets directed racial slurs at him, before stabbing him with a pen knife.

According to the driver’s account of the drive to police, Jennings refused to pay him the $200 cab fare from New York City to his home in Connecticut. Jennings, 45, has been charged with second-degree assault, intimidation, and theft of services. The executive’s first court date is scheduled for March 9.

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