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When The History Books On Sergey Aleynikov Are Written, They May Include Transcripts Of A Heated Debate About An Avocado And A Sandwich

"Hey, what the hell are you doing with that avocado?!" "I KNOW you didn't just put a piece of lettuce on my sandwich??" [A struggle over deli meat ensues]
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Earlier today, Dealbook's Matthew Goldstein reported that, amazingly, the government's most recent trial against ex-Goldman employee and alleged code thief Sergey Aleynikov had the potential to end in a mistrial because of a fight between two jurors over claims that one had somehow tampered with the other's avocado and sandwich. As of this afternoon, following a move by Aleynikov's lawyer to withdraw his motion for a mistrial citing the fact that his client just wants to get this thing over with, the jurors in question were dismissed and the jury resumed deliberations. Which is great for Aleynikov but not so great for those demanding answers re: what the hell happened with that avocado and sandwich. Luckily, it appears the judge presiding over the case has all our backs:

Obviously we'll keep you posted.

Earlier: Ex-Goldman Programmer Code Case May End In Mistrial Over “Food Tampering” Involving An Avocado And A Sandwich


Would You Take A Blood Test To Rule Out Food Poisoning If Your Sandwich Was Missing A Piece Of Avocado? Or Is That Just This Goldman Code Case Juror?

You never know when you might be faced with a similarly scary situation and might want to contemplate how you'd react now.

Sergey Aleynikov Is Dancing Again

One thing that I may have mentioned here is that, before I was lured to the blogging industry by the outrageous lucre on offer, I worked at this little establishment called Goldman Sachs. One thing that I probably haven't told you, but that I've mentioned to a few friends and co-workers, is that due to some frankly inexplicable confusion, the time between my telling people "I am leaving to go work for Dealbreaker" and my being escorted out of the building by active-duty Navy SEALS was somewhat longer than you might expect (viz. several nanoseconds). One thing that I've never told anybody, so let's keep it between us, is that I made good use of the delay to download certain files to a flash drive. I won't discuss all the details, since I'm using some of those files to set up my own high-frequency insider trading fund, but I will mention that with the right codes the voice recorders in the GS elevators can be accessed remotely.* One reason I never told anyone about this before is that Goldman takes it badly when people take stuff with them on the way out, and has a tendency to react by having them imprisoned for the better part of a decade. After today, though, it looks like I'm good to go: