All quiet at the Aleynikov McMansion
If only the fiber-optic cable wires beneath Sergey Aleynikov’s home could talk.
Aleynikov, the former Goldman Sachs computer programmer accused of stealing the firm’s secret codes, appears to have packed up with his wife and three daughters and left his home in North Caldwell, New Jersey, for at least the weekend.
On a sunny Sunday afternoon, the house was silent, except for a deer seen running nearby. A thick stack of mail sat in the mailbox, where a Reuters News reporter left a business card.
Aleynikov’s home sits at the foot of a hill in an exclusive street off Mountain Avenue, where homes are listed in the $1.5 million range.
One resident, outside playing catch with his dog, wasn’t interested in talking about his now-famous neighbor, who is facing federal theft charges stemming from the alleged theft.
“Leave the guy alone,” the neighbor said.
The home where Aleynikov lives is one of 23 “luxury” estates known as “The Estates at Hilltop.” According to the web site for the for KHovnanian Homes, the builder, the homes are being built on three-quarters to one acre, surrounded by 280 acres of preserved open space.
Aleynikov’s home is on the first lot in the development, where some of the towering homes appeared to still be under construction or vacant.
The computer programmer’s lawn was perfectly landscaped and two garbage bins sat outside near the garage.
According to the complaint filed against Aleynikov, he was paid $400,000 by Goldman Sachs, but stood to see his salary tripled in his new position with Teza Technologies LLC, a Chicago-start-up.
The owner is listed as K. Hovnanian at North Caldwell II, according to Essex County property records.