February 6, 2017 / 10:40 PM / a year ago

UPDATE 1-Brazil's BTG fires M&A head after nightclub scandal -sources

(Adds details of lawsuit against Gonçalves)

SAO PAULO, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Grupo BTG Pactual SA has fired partner Marco Gonçalves as head of mergers and acquisitions, following reports he was sued by a New York City nightclub after leaving a $340,000 bill unpaid last year, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Monday.

Press representatives for the Brazilian investment bank in São Paulo did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Efforts to reach Gonçalves were not immediately successful.

The New York Daily News reported last Thursday, citing court documents, that Gonçalves left the tab unpaid at Meatpacking District nightclub Provocateur last June and only settled in February.

The newspaper said that according to the court documents, Gonçalves and his party spent $340,000 on June 10 and 11 on champagne and liquors such as ACE Rose Magnum, Cristal Magnum, Dom Pérignon and Patron Tequila Magnum.

The nightclub sued Gonçalves last Monday, the paper reported. He settled the tab on Wednesday, it said.

The two sources could not speak for attribution because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. (Reporting by Tatiana Bautzer and Guillermo Parra-Bernal; Editing by Matthew Lewis)

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