Wall St. cheat de­feats ex for a big­ger split

New York Daily News - - NEWS - BY VIC­TO­RIA BEKIEM­PIS and RICH SCHAPIRO Rich Schapiro

A MAN­HAT­TAN fed­eral jury on Tues­day awarded $2.21 mil­lion to the fam­ily of a men­tally ill Har­lemwho was fa­tally shot by po­lice.

Mo­hamed Bah, 28, was shot dead inside his apart­ment in Septem­ber 2012 af­ter po­lice said he tried to stab cops re­spond­ing to a 911 call.

The slain taxi driver’s fam­ily filed a fed­eral civil rights suit against the city the fol­low­ing year, ar­gu­ing po­lice had no rea­son to use deadly force in the con­fronta­tion with Bah.

Lawyers for the city told the jury that of­fi­cers had no choice but to con­front Bah, who was naked, hold­ing a knife and act­ing er­rat­i­cally.

The jury found that Bah was clutch­ing a knife but wasn’t ad­vanc­ing to­ward De­tec­tive Ed­win Ma­teo when the cop opened fire.

The panel also found Lt. Michael Lic­i­tra im­prop­erly su­per­vised his sub­or­di­nates dur­ing the deadly in­ci­dent.

Af­ter the ver­dict, Bah’s mother, Hawa, ex­pressed grat­i­tude to the jury but noted the win was bit­ter­sweet.

“I know I can have the vic­tory, but I will not have my son again back,” she said.

A spokesman for the city Law Depart­ment said his of­fice plans to take the steps nec­es­sary to force a re­view of the ver­dict. A PHI­LAN­DER­ING Wall Street hon­cho locked in a bit­ter di­vorce de­serves a sub­stan­tial cut of the cou­ple’s home in part be­cause his cheating wasn’t all that bad, an ap­peals court has ruled.

James Gans­man (in­set) is en­ti­tled to a 40% stake in his $4.75 mil­lion Park Ave. home — up from the 25% awarded by a lower court, ac­cord­ing to a rul­ing by the 1st Ap­pel­late Di­vi­sion in Man­hat­tan.

The dis­graced for­mer Ernst & Young part­ner was found guilty in 2009 of shar­ing con­fi­den­tial client in­for­ma­tion with a mis­tress he met on the “dis­creet af­fairs” web­site Ash­leyMadi­son.com.

Gans­man spent one year be­hind bars for a crime that sank his mar­riage and sent his two sons into an emo­tional tail­spin, court pa­pers show.

“The husband’s adul­ter­ous con­duct is not suf­fi­ciently egre­gious and shock­ing to the con­science to jus­tify mak­ing an un­equal dis­tri­bu­tion of the mar­i­tal home,” the rul­ing said.

James and Linda Gans­man mar­ried in June 1989. In 2000, she re­signed from her $700,000-a-year job at JPMor­gan Chase to raise their two kids.

At the time, Gans­man was earn­ing $1.25 mil­lion.

The cou­ple’s fi­nances took a huge hit amid the in­ves­ti­ga­tion and trial that sent Gans­man to a fed­eral prison.

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