JPMorgan boss says staffer was let go because she lied

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Jennifer Sharkey, the ex-JPMorgan Chase wealth manager who claims she was fired in 2009 for raising red flags of fraud and money laundering about a bank client, was let go for a much simpler reason, her former boss testified.

"In the end, it was the fact she lied to me," Leslie Lassiter told jurors in Manhattan federal court Wednesday. "It’s hard to have somebody working for you who you can’t trust. That’s pretty fundamental in a bank."

Bloomberg News reports that Lassiter, a key witness for JPMorgan Chase in its defense of Sharkey’s whistle-blower suit, said she was fired for lying when questioned about contacts with the representative of a different wealthy customer. The client’s office manager called to complain that Sharkey hadn’t returned her calls and to ask if the wealth manager was just "a phantom," according to Lassiter, who is one of three JPMorgan employees named as defendants in Sharkey’s suit, alongside the bank.

Lassiter, a key witness for JPMorgan Chase in its defense of Sharkey’s whistle-blower suit, said she was fired for lying when questioned about contacts with the representative of a different wealthy customer.

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