Usain Bolt and the many other Jamaicans have been the victims of major financial fraud—and now they want answers

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Image of Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt by Samsung Belgium on Flickr, CC BY 2.0, remixed using CanvaPro elements. The news was shocking, and the shockwaves continue to rock the Jamaican public and media landscape. On January 13, reports that Jamaican superstar sprinter Usain Bolt may have lost an investment of over USD 12 million as a result of major fraud at a Kingston-based securities house hit the headlines. News outlets reported that Bolt’s nest egg was intended for his retirement and for his parents, and his lawyer confirmed that the Olympic champion’s account now reflects a balance of only…

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