OLYMPIC icon Usain Bolt has reportedly seen “millions of dollars disappear” as an investigation is launched into the matter.
The manager of the eight-time Olympic gold medallist, Nugent Walker, has confirmed the Jamaica’s Financial Investigations Division and Financial Services Commission are looking into the investment firm, Stocks and Securities Limited [SSL].
Bolt is a client of SSL’s, with the report stating the investment firm have also contacted police.
Walker revealed to Jamaican newspaper The Gleaner that Bolt had identified an issue with his account on Wednesday.
The same newspaper claims an SSL employee is being investigated for fraud.
Walker said: “All the relevant steps have been taken to come to the bottom of this.
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“He’s been with this entity for over ten years. His entire portfolio is being reviewed.”
A lawyer representing the accused employee at SSL claims she has been in discussion with the company’s legal team for a fortnight.
The representative said: “My client is in discussion with SSL and the lawyers representing SSL.”
Bolt, who is the highest-earning individual his sport has ever seen, retired from athletics in 2017.
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Forbes claimed in his final 12 months of competition alone he raked in more than £25million on and off-track earnings.
Bolt won the 100m and 200m titles at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Four years later in London, the Jamaican retained those two titles and also scooped another gold in the 4x100m relay.
Then in Rio in 2016, he won all three yet again to take his tally to eight gold medals.
He retired after the 2017 world championships where he finished third in the 100 metres behind Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman.
Source: Athletics - thesun.co.uk