Reports say that three NYPD cops have been charged for stealing nearly $3,000 worth of Jay-Z's Ace of Spades champagne at a music festival last year. According to Billboard, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg brought felony charges against Jonathan Gonzalez, Wojciech Czech, and Warren Golden on Monday (May 16th) for taking bottles of the champagne at Electric Zoo in September 2022.
Gonzalez and Czech are facing one fourth degree charge of grand larceny and one fourth degree charge of criminal possession of stolen property, while Gonzalez and Golden were charged with official misconduct.
The three detectives were in charge of narcotics at the festival and saw three VIP attendees order bottles of Ace of Spades. Once the attendees stepped away, Gonzalez allegedly took two bottles — worth $2,900 in total — retrieved a backpack, and then Czech allegedly gave Gonzalez the bottles to be placed in the backpack. Golden saw what took place, but reportedly didn’t do anything about it.
Once the detectives left the VIP area and went back to a staff-only location, they were met by two attendees who saw the men take the champagne bottles who then reported the incident to a security guard on location.