If you believe the story, and there are clearly two sides to it, a Morgan Stanley big cheese tried to stiff a NYC cabbie who’d driven him home to Darien and wanted to get paid. According to the driver, after refusing to pay the tab the banker slashed him with a pen knife and said rude things about his mother back in the home country, where the banker encouraged him to join her.
The 45-year-old banker, named W. Bryan Jennings (and of course he is – he went to Williams) has been suspended from his duties at Morgan Stanley and faces a court trial with possibly a lengthy prison sentence. What could have caused this? He tells us, in his own words:
Jennings later admitted to cops that “he’d been drinking throughout the day” at a Morgan Stanley charity auction and holiday party at a West Side hotel before getting into the cab “but didn’t feel he was highly intoxicated.”