Merrill Lynch adviser fired after racist tirade against smoothie shop employee | New York Post


A Merrill Lynch financial adviser from Connecticut who was arrested for allegedly throwing a smoothie at a teenage employee — calling her a “f–king immigrant” — has been fired after footage of his racist rant went viral.

James Iannazzo, 48, was arrested and charged with a hate crime following the chaotic scene at Robeks in Fairfield just before 2:30 p.m. Saturday, the Fairfield Police Department said.

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The wild encounter erupted after an irate Iannazzo returned to the store after earlier ordering a smoothie that supposedly contained peanuts, which caused his highly allergic son to have a reaction and require hospitalization, authorities said.

According to cops, Iannazzo ordered the drink without peanut butter — but didn’t mention to employees that his son had an allergy.

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