The New York Daily News reports the executive assistant, Tyrese Devon Haspil, 21, was charged with second-degree murder. Haspil allegedly embezzled $100,000 from his multi-millionaire boss, according to the NYPD.
Haspil's duties included handling Saleh's finances and personal business. The Daily News reports Saleh was willing to work out a deal where Haspil could pay back the stolen cash without any criminal charges.
NEW YORK CITY (WPIX) -- A personal assistant for a Lower East Side tech entrepreneur found dismembered in his luxury apartment was taken into police custody Friday, a law enforcement official said.
Fahim Saleh, 33, was found dead inside his Manhattan residence on Tuesday. The city's medical examiner said Saleh's cause of death was multiple stab wounds to the neck and torso, and was ruled a homicide.
Surveillance footage shows Saleh coming home from a jog where he was followed into his elevator by a man dressed all in black, according to police sources. It's believed the suspect attacked Saleh when the elevator opened up into his 7th-floor unit. An electric chain saw was left plugged into the wall, police sources said.