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Police Arrest Junior Wealth Management Employee in Double Homicide

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Police arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of murder for a double-homicide that included one of his co-workers at a wealth management practice affiliated with LPL Financial, according to local news reports.

The Anaheim Police Department said it had arrested Ramy Fahim of Irvine, Calif., on the morning of April 19 after officers had responded to reports of a possible assault in progress occurring inside an apartment.

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Officers found two dead men as well as Fahim, who was suffering from a minor injury, the department said. Fahim was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and later arrested for the murder of the men, according to police, who did not provide a possible motive for the alleged murders. A knife believed to be used in the murders was also found at the crime scene, the department said.

The alleged victims were 23-year-old roommates Jonathan Andrew Bahm and Griffin Cuomo, according to police and local news reports.

Cuomo and Fahim worked at Pence Wealth Management in nearby Newport Beach, according to their LinkedIn profiles. Both were relatively new employees at the firm, which is headed by top-ranked financial advisor Laila Pence. The firm, which uses LPL Financial for support services, oversaw more than $3.6 billion as of last year.

Cuomo joined the firm as a marketing and media assistant in May 2021 while Fahim became a research associate in November.

A representative for Pence Wealth Management did not respond to a request for comment. 

An LPL Financial spokeswoman said in a statement: “We send our heartfelt condolences to those impacted during this difficult time.”

Fahim was booked at the Anaheim City Jail without bail pending a scheduled court appearance, according to the police department.