John A. Mennella, a law enforcment officer and Republcian from East Brunswick, reported on the Christie Supporters for Halfacre facebook page,
Spoke to Sipprelle last night at function in East Brunswick. Asked him about why he gave donations to Chuckie Cheese Schumer, and his response was because the senior partner at Morgan Stanley told all the junior associates to donate. He went on to say that he resigned from there because of it.
I asked him if he resigned before or after he donated, and he stated he donated then resigned.
Mennella told MoreMonmouthMusings that he was not satisfied with Sipprelle's explanation that he donated under pressure and then quit. He wonders how Sipprelle would stand up to pressure from Nancy Pelosi or President Obama.
Menella may have good reason to be unsatisfied with Sipprelle's explanation. According to his Linked In page, Sipprelle left Morgan Stanley in 1998. He donated to Schumer in 2002 while a hedge fund manager at Midtown Capital Partners.