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Charges Against a Tech Consultant in the Murder of Cash App Founder Lee

By 04/14/2023 1:56 PMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff

According to officials, a software consultant was detained and charged with murder on Thursday concerning the stabbing death of the outgoing and well-liked Cash App inventor Bob Lee last week in downtown San Francisco.

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott stated during a news conference that Nima Momeni, 38, and Lee, 43, knew one another, but he chose not to comment on their relationship. Momeni was arrested and charged on suspicion of murder Thursday morning in the San Francisco suburb of Emeryville.

The IT world was devastated by Lee’s stabbing death, and friends and former coworkers wept over the loss of a talented and kind man.

At 2:30 a.m., Lee was discovered by police in San Francisco’s Rincon Hill neighborhood with stab wounds. April 4.

Scott withheld the specifics of how they connected Momeni to the murder.

The chief likewise withheld a potential reason. In Emeryville and San Francisco, search warrants were executed by investigators.

If a weapon has been found, Scott would not confirm it.

Momeni has been charged with murder about Lee’s passing, and she is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday, according to a statement from San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins.

She indicated that prosecutors would petition the judge to detain him without bond.

Whether Momeni has a lawyer to represent him couldn’t be determined immediately.

Momeni is listed as the chief executive officer, secretary, and chief financial officer of Expand IT INC, described as an information technology consulting business in business filings with the state. Momeni describes himself as an “IT Consultant/Entrepreneur” and the owner of an Expand IT company on his LinkedIn profile.

August 2022 saw the signing of the document.

On his LinkedIn page, Momeni states that he has been “a dedicated technology partner since 2005” and that Expand IT was founded by him in 2010.

According to criminal records, Momeni was accused of committing the misdemeanor crime of carrying a switchblade in 2011.

After he entered a plea, the matter was dismissed the following year.

Sam Singer, a publicist, first met Momeni about a month ago because Singer works in the chic Besler Building Lofts, where Momeni has a live-work loft. Singer characterized Momeni’s loft as a “typical Bay Area technology consultant’s office” with a large pool table, gourmet cuisine, and a top-of-the-line stereo system.

Momeni was also described as “very welcoming, warm.”

While serving as the chief technology officer of the payment startup Square, now known as Block, Lee is credited with developing the widely used mobile payment service Cash App.

At the time of his passing, he was serving as MobileCoin’s chief product officer.

Lee was slain while returning to San Francisco on business. Lee was born and raised in Missouri and had lately moved to Miami with his father.

Friends characterized him as daring, adventurous, and a loving father to his two kids.

Jenkins remarked at the news conference, “I acknowledge and understand how the loss of a young, vibrant leader and innovator has rocked our city and even beyond.”

Tim Oliver Lee, a brother of Lee, expressed the family’s appreciation to the San Francisco Police Department for apprehending the culprit on Facebook.

Tim Lee claimed that his brother had acquaintances from all walks of life and was ambitious to make technology available to everyone.

“Both Bob and San Francisco cherished their time together. According to his brother, every young person with a goal would seek him out, and he would make time for everyone, making it challenging at times to walk down the street.

Famous tech figures, like tech billionaire Elon Musk, flocked to Twitter to lament Lee’s passing and criticize San Francisco for what they considered the city’s permissive approach toward crime after Lee was killed.

Jenkins received a tweet from Musk complaining about the “horrific” crime in San Francisco and the frequent release of attackers even after they have been apprehended.

Jenkins explicitly addressed Musk on Thursday. Mayor London Breed and other key city officials have fought against that notion.

Jenkins said that statements like those in Musk’s tweet, which assumed the wrong details surrounding Mr. Lee’s death, “mislead the world in their perceptions of San Francisco.”


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