A US insurance underwriting consultant is one of several facing drug possession charges alongside Mark Crumpacker, chief marketing officer of US fast food chain Chipotle.
The Daily Mail
has reported Christian Jewett is alleged to have purchased cocaine four times near his apartment in the East Village, New York. Jewett is an insurance underwriting consultant with CNA
Insurance, one of the US’s largest business and commercial property insurers.
The charges were made after a New York City Police Department sting operation. After police uncovered the identity of the dealer who sold drugs to a Wall Street banker who committed suicide in 2015, the dealer’s phone was tapped and his network of buyers uncovered.
Jewett’s lawyer requested he be freed. However, Judge Edward McLaughlin replied: “He's been in jail two days and the other guy [the seller] will 20 to life. I don’t know if I’m sympathetic to someone who has done two days.”
Jewett studied at Wake Forest University in North Carolina and went to school at St John’s Prep School in Danvers, Massachusetts. He is also known to be a star rugby player.
The case has received international attention thanks to the involvement of Crumpacker. The fortunes of Chipotle have been woeful over the last several years as the company struggled to deal with an E. Coli outbreak in 2015. The fallout from the incident resulted in drastic pay cuts to senior staff at the company. Crumpacker’s arrest has only added to the burrito-maker’s woes.
Before he worked with Chipotle, Crumpacker was the founder, CEO and creative director at San Francisco branding agency Sequence.
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