NEW YORK — A Wall Street stock broker accused of throwing a fellow health club member into a wall during a cycling class has been acquitted.
A Manhattan Criminal Court jury found 44-year-old Christopher Carter not guilty of assault against hedge-fund manager Stuart Sugarman.
Carter had complained about the 48-year-old Sugarman's loud hollering and grunting during the high-impact spin class and asked him to quiet down. Sugarman said he refused and that Carter then lifted his exercise bike and hurled him into a wall, damaging a disc in his neck.
Both men weigh about 200 pounds.
A juror said the panel thought the injury occurred earlier.
Carter is a broker at Maxim Investments Group.
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