A man who was been working as an analyst for Barclays has been arrested on charges that he tortured a cat belonging to his roommate in their New York City apartment, prosecutors said.
The analyst, 24-year-old Declan Garrity of the United Kingdom, has been put on leave because of Wednesday's arrest, and faces possible further action from Barclays, CNBC has learned.
"Barclays placed him on a leave of absence pending a thorough investigation," a spokesman for the financial services giant said.
The spokesman declined to comment when asked if Garrity was still being paid during his leave. Garrity's lawyer, Davim Horowitz, did not immediately return calls seeking comment.
Garrity, whose Facebook page says he's a native of Northern Ireland, is in the U.S. on a work visa, prosecutors said.