Jamaica's government has turned to the FBI for help as it investigates a massive fraud case involving a private investment firm where $12.7 million US belonging to renowned sprinter Usain Bolt has gone missing.
The fraud lasted 13 years and also ensnared elderly clients and government agencies. Authorities don't yet know how much was stolen.
Attorneys for Bolt, who said the star athlete's account has dwindled to just $12,000, have given the investment firm until Friday to return the money before going to court.
The government also asked other international partners it did not identify for help in investigating one of the island's largest fraud cases, Finance Minister Nigel Clarke said Monday. "The anger and unease we all feel have been magnified by the long duration — 13 years — over which the fraud was allegedly perpetrated, and the fact that the [suspects] seemed to have deliberately and heartlessly targeted elderly persons, as well as our much loved and respected national icon Usain Bolt," Clarke said.Read more on cbc.ca