Deutsche Bank lawyer found dead by suicide in New York

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Deutsche Bank lawyer found dead by suicide in New York

A senior Deutsche Bank regulatory lawyer has committed suicide in New York, according to New York City officials

Spokeswoman for the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner said that he died by hanging.

Reuters reports: -‘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.’

News of his suicide comes only a matter of  hours following the news that Thierry Leyne, a French-Israeli banker, was found dead after jumping from the 23rd floor of a residential complex in Tel Aviv. Leyne was the the hedge fund partner of infamous former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Khan.

IBTimes reports that:-‘Gambino is the second Deutsche Bank employee to have committed suicide this year, after former manager William Broeksmit, 58, was found dead in his London home, having hung himself.

A coroner found in March that Broeksmit had been closely involved in the Libor probe, and was anxious about the investigations by financial authorities.’


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