Ex-Jersey City investment bank worker charged with threatening bodily injury and death


A former Jersey City investment banker has been charged with threatening bodily injury and death to women via text and internet, U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger announced.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Gawargyous, also known as George, Shind, 31, of Jersey City, New Jersey is charged by complaint with cyberstalking. Shind is scheduled to appear by videoconference today before U.S. Magistrate Judge André M. Espinosa.

From April 2020 to November 2021, Shind engaged in a pattern of harassment directed towards at least four female victims by employing means of electronic communications, including text messages and computing services platforms, to threaten grievous bodily injury and death.

Shind began a campaign of cyberstalking multiple victims after his termination from a bank where he and the victims were employed. He sent messages stating his intention to kill the victims and their families and referred to himself as a “predator.”

The charge of cyberstalking is punishable by five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, or twice the gross gain or loss from the offense, whichever is greatest.

Sellinger credited FBI special agents in both the Newark and New York field offices, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James E. Dennehy of the Newark field office, and Assistant Director in Charge Michael J. Driscoll of the New York field office, with the investigation leading to the charges.

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