Usain Bolt said he felt “sad and disappointed” after losing part of his fortune in a massive fraud
Bolt pointed out that he has left the matter “in the hands” of his lawyers because for him this situation is “difficult”. “I’m just trying to focus on my family and trying not to think about it too much because it’s a stressful situation,” he added.
Jamaican former sprinter Usain Bolt He said he felt “sad and disappointed” after losing part of his fortune in a massive fraud, which has not ruined him, but has hit his finances hard.
The athlete’s account at the investment firm Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL)based in Jamaicawas reduced from 12.7 million dollars to 12,000 at the beginning of the year, in a fraud case that affects dozens of clients.
“I’m not broke, but (the losses) have definitely hit me,” said the eight-time Olympic champion, according to statements published this Saturday by the newspaper. Jamaica Observer.
Bolt He explained that these funds were for his future and that of his family, recalling that he has three children and that he takes care of his parents.
“It’s always going to be a sad situation for anyone to lose what they’ve worked hard for. That’s a sad situation and I’m definitely disappointed,” he added.
In this situation, Bolt reported that it has removed its financial manager.
His remarks coincided with the expiration of a 10-day ultimatum his lawyers gave SSL management to return the athlete’s money.
The lawyers warned that the firm faces “a great demand” and, one of them, Linton P. Gordonsaid yesterday that “the expected and the unexpected” can occur in the case.
About, Bolt He pointed out that he has left the matter “in the hands” of his lawyers because this situation is “difficult” for him. “I’m just trying to focus on my family and trying not to think about it too much because it’s a stressful situation,” he added.
Three days ago, the Jamaica Financial Services Commission (FSC) obtained a court order preventing SSL’s directors from liquidating the investment firm.
The company has been involved in a fraud that, to date, has reached 3,000 million dollars, which has led to the Jamaican Government to request international assistance to recover any asset or product.