Investigation in Jamaica: Millions of dollars disappeared from Usain Bolt’s account

The super-athlete first noticed the disappearance of the money from his account at the SSL investment company last week; According to one of the reports, an employee of the company was involved in a large-scale fraud, and there may be a connection between the things

The authorities in Jamaica launched an investigation after millions of dollars allegedly disappeared from an account belonging to Olympic champion Usain Bolt.

Bolt’s manager, Nugent Walker, told The Gleaner that Jamaica’s Financial Investigations Department and the Financial Services Commission are investigating the disappearance of the money from an account held at the investment company Stokes and Securities (SSL). According to reports, it was SSL who informed the police about the disappearance.

“He’s been with this company for a decade, and his entire investment portfolio has been audited,” said Walker, who noted that Bolt first noticed the money was missing on Wednesday.

According to the site, an employee of SSL was involved in a large-scale fraud at the company which may have been connected to the disappearance of Bolt’s money. The lawyer representing the worker, whose name has not been released, told The Gleaner that her client has been in contact with SSL’s lawyers for the past two weeks.

Bolt is considered one of the greatest runners of all time, and holds world records in the 100-meter, 200-meter, and 400-meter relay races. The 36-year-old athlete retired in 2017 and enjoyed a number of lucrative sports sponsorship deals. In 2016 alone he earned 33 million dollars from sponsorships, prize money, and payment for various appearances, thus becoming the highest-earning athlete in the world.

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