Monday, June 28, 2010
Two More Arrested In the 2008 Century City Goldfinger Murder
Los Angeles, CA—LAPD announced they have two additional suspects in custody for the gruesome stabbing murder of Pamela Goudie Fayed in a Century City parking garage on July 28, 2008. The victim had parked her car there for a lawyer’s visit.
Police have arrested her husband James M. Fayed and an employee Luis Moya who are awaiting trial for the killing. They are charged with Murder and Conspiracy to Commit Murder.
The gold trading firm owned by the Fayeds is believed by federal prosecutors to have been involved in a lucrative ongoing Ponzi scheme.
Now Steven Vincente Simmons, 21, and Gabriel J. Marquez, 45 have been arrested on warrants for the murder. Marquez is also being held on unrelated felony charges.
Prosecutors have claimed that Fayed paid Moya $25,000.00 to kill his wife.
Sources close to this investigation tell me this case is far from being wrapped up and they’re still trying to find sufficient evidence to establish Probable Cause to bind the new suspects over for trial.
Police and prosecutors believe that the Fayed woman was murdered because she was exposing criminal conduct of her estranged husband and their business. Marquez was caught on video as he fled the parking garage in an SUV rented with a credit card belonging to James Fayed.
I am told there may yet be an additional arrest for this crime.