Nima Momeni, the tech executive accused of fatally stabbing Cash App founder Bob Lee earlier this month in San Francisco, was previously cited as a suspect for assault and battery against a woman in an incident in 2022, records show. obtained by Business Insider.
A woman in the Bay Area city of Emeryville called police to report that Mr. Momeni “attacked” her, “grabbed” her arm, “pulled” and “physically pushed” her, according to the registers.
No charges were filed in the incident.
“The reported incident is not an incident,” a lawyer for Momeni said. Well-informed person. “There was no arrest. There were no cases filed.”
Before being arrested for Lee’s murder on April 13, Momeni had previous run-ins with police, including a dismissed 2004 misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence and later-dropped 2011 charges of driving with a suspended license and sell a switchblade. .
San Francisco police say Momeni and Lee knew each other and the Cash App founder was stabbed in the chest during an argument involving Momeni’s sister.
At some point during the early-morning altercation, Khazar Momeni sent Lee a text message saying, “I just wanted to make sure you were okay because you know Nima was very hard on you,” according to court records.
Prosecutors allege that the argument involved Mr. Momeni asking Lee about “inappropriate” contact with Khazars and drug use. The San Francisco Standard reports.
One of Lee’s friends told police they didn’t know if Lee and Momeni were intimate, but their marriage appeared to be in trouble, according to the website.
Momeni will be arraigned on April 25. His lawyers have said that he intends to plead not guilty.
Lee’s brutal murder rocked the tight-knit San Francisco tech community.
The murder was taken as a sign of ongoing crime problems in San Francisco.
However, as the independent As reported, the city is relatively safe for a major American metropolis, and violent crime rates have largely declined in San Francisco since they peaked in the 1990s, with the start of 2022 marking the level lowest reported violent crime since 1985, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.