Former Lehman Investment Bank Chief Says His Arrest For Forging Oxycontin, Ritalin Prescriptions Was A "Misunderstanding"

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From time to time around these, parts, we like to check in to see what's been a-poppin' with Lehman Brothers alums. Former Chief Executive Officer Dick Fuld, amazingly, has started a new firm called Matrix Advisors. Former COO Joe Gregory eats lunch every day in his local diner and tells people he used to fly a chopper to work. Former CFO Erin Callan takes spinning classes in the Hamptons and is said to be co-habitating with a firefighter she's known since high school. Former head of investment banking Hugh Skip McGee works at Barclays under the same title and in his free time writes tear-stained letters to his son's school, demanding the administration allow the boys dress in drag for a pep rally and fire the history teacher who injects "leftist invective" in the curriculum and might also be a lesbian. Today we got an update on another ex-head of investment banking (and also former co-COO), Bradley Jack, who's been having a tough time get his supply of Oxycotin and Ritalin.

Jack, 52, is accused of using a forged prescription at a Fairfield CVS pharmacy June 24 for 12 pills of the painkiller Oxycontin and nine pills of Ritalin, a drug used to treat attention deficit disorder, said Lt. James Perez of the Fairfield Police Department. A store employee followed the suspect outside the pharmacy, watched him get into a black Range Rover and drive away, Perez said yesterday in a telephone interview. The employee reported the license plate number of the vehicle to police, who traced it to two residences -- one on Sasco Hill Road in Fairfield and the other on North Avenue in Westport, according to Perez.

Police said that at the CVS drugstore, the pharmacist “immediately became suspicious” of the customer, told the man to come back, and called the doctor’s office in Westport that was listed on the prescription, Perez said. The physician’s office confirmed the prescription wasn’t valid, and the pharmacist notified police, according to Perez. Police contacted the suspect, who voluntarily came to police headquarters for questioning, Perez said. He matched the description given to police -- a 6-foot-tall white man in his 50s with salt-and-pepper hair, wearing a striped shirt and tan pants. “He readily confessed and said that he was sorry and that he shouldn’t have done it,” Perez said. “I don’t know if it was for him or someone else,” he said of the drugs.

Despite apparently confessing and being charged with second-degree forgery and forgery of a prescription pad, when asked about the situation, Jack told reporters the stories of his arrest "have some misunderstanding.”

Ex-Lehman Managing Director Bradley Jack Faces Prescription Forgery Charge [Bloomberg]
Owner of Most Expensive Home in Fairfield Arrested [Patch via BI]

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