Fire the CFO and Start Preparing a Lawsuit: These were Usain Bolt’s first actions after the millionaire scam he was recently a victim of. The former Jamaican athlete admits that he was shaken up when he realized that $12.7 million, roughly €11.7 million, had disappeared from his bank account.
“I didn’t go bankrupt, but it definitely affected me. It was my future. Everyone knows that I have three children, that I take care of my parents and that I still want to live well,” he said during a publicity event.
Currently 36 years old, the world and Olympic record holder in the 100 and 200 meters was one of many victims of Jamaican financial firm Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL) in an embezzlement that would have amounted to €3 billion.
“I don’t want to talk too much about it, but I’m just as confused as anyone else. It’s an unfortunate situation because we, the other victims, and I have worked so hard to earn this money », concluded Bolt, who saw his fortune drop to … 12 thousand euros.
SSL did not meet the 10-day deadline set by Bolt’s lawyers for replacing the funds and stated that it had already launched an internal investigation pointing to a former employee responsible for the fraud.
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