IT pro arrested in stabbing death of Bob Lee knew victim, lived in $703K condo, has a switchblade past

The shocking murder of Cash App founder Bob Lee rattled the San Francisco Bay Area like a break in the San Andreas faultline. Many assumed the tech mogul was the victim of the city’s crime crisis, believing it must have been a mentally ill, drug-addicted homeless person — one of the many San Franciscans step over to get to their places of work or cross the street to avoid.

But evidently, nothing could be further from the truth.

Authorities arrested self-proclaimed IT professional Nima Momeni on Thursday, and it turns out he not only knew his victim, the man who allegedly stabbed Lee multiple times was living the luxurious Bay Area life like a boss — or rather, like a guy trying really hard to look like a boss.

Momeni was arrested at his two-bedroom rented Emeryville condominium, a property valued by Zillow at approximately $703,000, according to the Daily Mail.

His LinkedIn profile lists him as the owner of Expand IT, described as a group of “local expert enterprise IT professionals dedicated to providing solid, reliable and efficient technology solutions & cost effective support services to our valued SMB and Enterprise Client.”

But his neighbors say Expand IT was a group of just one employee: Nima Momeni.

He boasted about being a UC Berkley graduate, but the prestigious school claims they can’t find any records to show Momeni ever attended the university.

And while the 38-year-old Iranian-American doesn’t have a serious rap sheet, he has been hooked up on a few misdemeanors, including one in 2011 for illegally carrying a switchblade. Police say he was selling the prohibited weapons.

Momeni, then 26, pleaded guilty to driving with a suspended license in a DUI case and spent 10 days in county jail, with an additional three years on probation. The switchblade charge was dropped.

As the case wound its way through the California criminal court system in early 2011, Momeni was forming Expand IT.

Shortly before the April 4 stabbing, Momeni and Lee were reportedly together in a car registered to the suspected killer.

Confirmation that the accused was not, in fact, a product of disastrous progressive policies was likely music to San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s ears.

On April 11, amidst a surge in violent crimes, Breed cautioned people not to “jump to conclusions” about Lee’s killer.

The comments followed the murder one day after Lee’s of former fire commissioner Don Carmignani.

“When some of the facts of many of these cases come out, people are going to be surprised,” Breed told ABC News.

She scolded the public for spreading messages on social media that San Francisco wasn’t safe.

“It has really heightened events like this as well as people jumping to conclusions about what they think is happening,” she said.

San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins praised the work of the San Francisco Police Department.

“While in some cases we do immediately have a suspect, that was not the situation here,” she said. “Mr. Lee’s killer has been identified, arrested, and now will be brought to justice.”



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