(Bloomberg) — Crispin Odey pleaded not guilty in a London court to an accusation of groping a young female banking employee after inviting her back to his home more than 20 years ago.
Odey, one of Europe’s highest-profile hedge fund managers, appeared at a London court for the first time Monday since being charged with indecent assault. The 61-year-old faces a trial next year where he will contest the allegation that he took advantage of the woman, who worked at one of his clients.
Odey is alleged to have invited the woman, who was in her 20s, to his Chelsea home. He changed into a dressing gown, only to “launch himself” at her and assault her, Aaron McCalister, a lawyer for the prosecution, said at Westminster Magistrates Court. It was an “abuse of trust” that required a “significant degree of planning,” he said.
WALTHAM, MA —A former Waltham nursing home administrator was indicted in connection with accusations that she tried to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from an elderly resident, and used the money for repairs to her home, restaurants and vacations, Attorney General Maura Healey said Monday.
Christina Polcari, 54, of Belmont a former admissions director at the Meadow Green Nursing Home in Waltham, was indicted by a Middlesex County Grand Jury for one count of larceny over $1,200, five counts of forgery and one count of embezzlement by fiduciary, according to Healey’s office.
Between August 2018 until May 2019 misappropriated more than $230,000 of a nursing home resident’s funds and spent the money on personal expenses such as repairs to her home, restaurants, cash withdrawals, and vacations for her and her family, Healey said.
Investigators accuse Polcari of using the resident’s forged signature for promissory notes, letters, and checks in