Our faith in the essential decency of banking culture has been shaken by this strange story of a man who allegedly stalked his financier ex-girlfriend over the internet, conspired to have her arrested, and engaged in insider trading. A lawsuit filed yesterday by one Marta Billeci alleges that Soros Fund Management employee Taye Famm "repeatedly and continuously sent [approximately ninety-nine] text messages and emails to Billeci's personal and work email accounts" after Billeci ended their relationship, going as far as to set up a Match.com account under the pseudonym 'Orgyman' to follow her personal life and threatening to derail her career in finance. Because what woman can resist the virile charms of Orgyman?
Famm and Billeci dated for nearly five months in early 2011 before Billeci says she terminated the relationship. During that time, Famm allegedly tried to pass Billeci confidential financial information, which she insists she never acted upon. After the breakup, Famm told Billeci that he would "destroy her career in the financial services industry and have her prosecuted criminally if she refused to meet with her," court documents allege. And of course that wasn't the end of it.
In May of 2013, Famm filed for and was granted a restraining order against Billeci, which she insists was filled with "misleading information and outright lies all of which were designed to get a TOP signed as quickly as possible." The police served Billeci at her work, and on the same day she says Famm called Billeci and left her a message. Billeci then called him back and left her own message, which Famm promptly forwarded to the NYPD. Billeci was arrested on charges of contempt of court and spent two days in jail before being released.
In a final indignity, Billeci was let go from her $110,000 a year position "as a saleswoman for software company CQG." She blames her termination on the numerous court appearances she was required to attend, and says she has been unable to find new employment. She is now suing Famm for $250,000 in damages. A Soros Fund spokesperson told the Post that Famm is "a back-office administrator with no role in the investment side of the business," and said the company is looking into the lawsuit's allegations of insider trading.