British forensic audit firm Kroll Associates UK joins SSL probe

Finance Minister Dr. Nigel Clarke signed a contract with Kroll Associates UK on Tuesday morning, committing the firm to support regional law enforcement in their investigation of the more than $3 billion fraud at Stocks and Securities Ltd. (SSL)

In order to help uncover the fraud, which spanned more than 10 years, Clarke had previously stated the government’s plan to work with both international forensic auditors and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Usain Bolt, a legendary Jamaican sprinter, is one among the 40 SSL customers whose accounts were seized in the scam.

Jean-Ann Panton, a former wealth advisor at the firm, has admitted to stealing from the clients and is facing charges for three counts of larceny as a servant, five counts of forgery, five counts of uttering forged documents, three counts of engaging in transactions involving criminal property, and three counts of violating the Cybercrimes Act. She has also been charged with five counts of forgery and three counts of violating the act against cybercrimes.

Her bid for bail was turned down when she appeared in court on February 24. On April 19, a second application for bail will be heard when she returns to court.

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