Benjamin Wey is worried the whole waging a relentless campaign to have sex with an intern/firing her/writing on a website he owns called The Blot Magazine 'that she’s a prostitute, that she hangs out with cocaine dealers' thing is going to come back to haunt him.
A horndog Wall Street CEO can’t get a fair trial over his securities fraud case in New York City because of all the publicity over the $18 million jury award against him for sexually harassing his pretty Swedish intern, his lawyer said Tuesday. Benjamin Wey, 43, was arrested last week on charges he had straw buyers in China load up on stock in US companies, orchestrated mergers between Chinese firms and those US companies, and then manipulated those stocks to make more than $20 million in illegal profits. “There is a serious issue about whether this is going to be an appropriate venue for trial given the media attention,” Wey attorney David Siegal said at Wey’s arraignment Tuesday morning in Manhattan federal court. Wey pleaded not guilty Tuesday to eight counts of money laundering, securities fraud, and failing to disclose ownership of stocks.