Late last week, a New Cannan resident, Janie Konidaris was charged with lying to the police about a helicopter landing near her house the previous Saturday morning. When first questioned about it, Konidaris told them she’d didn’t recall seeing a chopper that day, but when the fuzz came back, she told them that in fact there had been a helicopter, which had landed on her lawn to pick up her husband, Jason Konidaris, Global Head of Syndicate at SAC.

Obviously if we were talking about the greater population here, the problem would be that Mrs. JK lied to the police, which is frowned up. But we’re not talking about the great population here and so the question, why was the 5-0 hassling her about this at all? It’s an unspoken town code that SAC employees can park their vehicles wherever they’d like. Most people know this and yet, here we are. In an effort to give the cops the benefit of the doubt and to prevent this sort of thing from happening again, we’re going to assume that they didn’t realize who Janie is married to. Moving forward, all employees (and their spouses) should be given laminated cards that indicate it’s not a problem to land their chopper (or however they’re commuting that day) on a front lawn, SAC HQ, the roof of Beamers, Cliff Asness’s backyard inflatable bouncy castle,** or otherwise. “Restricted Area” bull shit need not apply.

Helicopter Landing Leads To Arrest [TDC]

**You know what I’m talking about.

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  1. Posted by ahahah | November 29, 2010 at 8:29 PM

    I will officially never be a baller

  2. Posted by xel | November 29, 2010 at 8:30 PM

    this would never happen in soviet russia

  3. Posted by xel | November 29, 2010 at 8:31 PM

    because in soviet russia, police lies to YOU!

  4. Posted by Les_Nessman | November 29, 2010 at 8:32 PM

    All I can say is at least it wasn’t a Thanksgiving Day stunt to drop live domestic turkeys (which apparently can’t fly very well) out of the helicopter for SAC employees.

  5. Posted by Guest AOL | November 29, 2010 at 8:42 PM
  6. Posted by Elliot Rosewater | November 29, 2010 at 8:46 PM

    ** = ice rink?

  7. Posted by higgins | November 29, 2010 at 8:48 PM

    cue the magnum pi music

  8. Posted by Dr. John Fever | November 29, 2010 at 8:54 PM

    Yeah, that would have been a terrible idea.

  9. Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2010 at 9:00 PM

    At last, a new use for my laser pointer.

  10. Posted by Cynical_Soothsayer | November 29, 2010 at 9:03 PM

    The government wants these guys and their related ilk gone. Goldman in its current form will not be around in 2012. Mark my words.

  11. Posted by Ken Lewis | November 29, 2010 at 9:04 PM

    How early on Saturday morning because I’ve learned not to trust anything I see before 11am or after 2pm on the weekends.

  12. Posted by trojan | November 29, 2010 at 9:05 PM

    to the Peter-copter!

  13. Posted by Yo Me | November 29, 2010 at 9:11 PM

    What? that loud noise that sounded like a helicopter? that was prob just Stevie snoring.

  14. Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2010 at 9:30 PM

    Neigh, whinny!

  15. Posted by Not the "in Soviet Russia" guy | November 29, 2010 at 9:45 PM

    no, no, no… this is impossible because in Soviet Russia, work commutes to YOU.

  16. Posted by xxx | November 29, 2010 at 10:41 PM

    Did ‘er !

  17. Posted by Guest | November 29, 2010 at 10:41 PM

    Where are the customer’s helicopters?

  18. Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 at 2:17 AM

    their modified helicopters are parked in the subway station.

  19. Posted by Guest | November 30, 2010 at 2:52 AM

    Janie L. Treanor Konidaris is a Stamford based atty, who wrote an article on the FAA under her maiden name Janie L. Treanor.

    Pretty amusing.

  20. Posted by Poornastybrutishandshort | November 30, 2010 at 1:03 PM

    Small time.. Chief Bond Deal for Solly/Citi commuted to work from the Jersey shore by his own chopper daily for over 5 years…

  21. Posted by Guest | November 30, 2010 at 2:04 PM

    great story.

  22. Posted by A06840 | December 1, 2010 at 2:24 PM

    I’d be interested in hearing Janie’s version of her conversation with the New Canaan cops. They have a history of lying in their arrest charges. I’m guessing she did nothing wrong.

  23. Posted by fglt joe | January 8, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    hmmm.. juicy… what do you know….

  24. Posted by Guest | February 20, 2011 at 12:23 AM

    Have known them for years. WOW!

  25. Posted by guest | February 20, 2011 at 12:32 AM

    Jason and Janie are not special. They need to be reminded of that. Jason can be the head of the CIA, FBI, SEC, or the Fed. They still have to obey every law and ordinance like everyone else.

  26. Posted by crork | September 10, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    fLqgMa Great, thanks for sharing this blog. Will read on…