Will Dr Ferguson still deliver that national broadcast this Sunday

The big question is now, will Dr Fenton Ferguson still give that national broadcast come this Sunday .

He will still be in charge up to Sunday.

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Cash Plus Payday ?

We have learnt that US$75M has been located to pay out immediately and US$15M is to be paid out next week.

If true this would be a massive move for investors who lost so much.

I am however very skeptical and is of the view that this may be Carlos Hill back at his old tricks

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20130308/lead/lead1.html

David Smith to be sentenced Thursday, Aug 11, 2011

If  prosecutors have their way David Smith the man who ran one of the largest Ponzi scheme in Jamaica and the Caribbean could spend the rest of his life in prison.

The fall of David Smith’s empire is nothing short of incredible,as at one point in time, if you did not have money in Olint you must have been an idiot. The “club” as it was called was exclusive and if you could not get in you just turned to a “pig” ie you latched unto someone who was already in the club.

The client that he had was some the who’s who in Jamaica and was said to have included some well heeled individual as well as some financial analyst. As Smith await his faith on Thursday, I am amazed at how he appears to have decided to take the full fall and not name his co-conspirators, some of  whom  made a lot more than he did in the fraudulent scheme.

That is so not “cool”. David is like a man in the middle of the desert on a fertile piece of land.

If you get my drift.

 

Update.

Heard the Feds were in the tourist resort last week “cooling”  or was it “staking out”, not sure we will just have to wait until we hear from the District Attorney.

Worldwise Boss Noel Strachan under US Probe !!

Seems like the USA is turning up the heat on former Jamaican Ponzi scheme operators. The lastest such person who seems set to come under heat from the USA authorities is Noel Strachan, the former Worldwise Boss who ran off with millions on investors money and went on  buy spree in 2009 purchasing over J$1.8B  in properties in the Broward County area of the USA.

Included in this purchase was a mansion for US$1.8M along with a Rolls Royce Bentley.

Link:

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20110330/lead/lead7.html

David Smith pleads guilty in the USA

The daily newspapers have reported that former Olint Boss David Smith has pleaded guilty to over 20 cases of fraud in relation to his ponzi scheme. In exchange for his plea, he appears set to speak about those who help him with his elaborate plans to defraud “investors”. Word is now that their is a mad scramble now on in Jamaica as persons try to further distance themselves from any association with David Smith as well as hiding assets they came in possession of as a result of the ponzi scheme.

The desert is bound to get real hot shortly.

See links

Read plea agreement here:

http://rjrnewsonline.com/sites/default/files/docs/25_PLEA%20AGREEMENT%20re%20counts%20One%20through%20Twenty-Three%20of%20the%20Information%20(3).pdf

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/crime/os-ponzi-david-smith-20110329,0,7910391.story

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Hope-for-Olint-investors

Capital Blu Principals found Guilty !!!

David Smith Guilty – Usa

Donovan Davis – Guilty – Usa

Noel Strachan– Not yet tried

Not one of these guys ever tried in Jamaica where most of the fraud was committed.

An Orlando jury concluded last week that Damien Bromfield of Ocoee and Donovan Davis Jr. of Palm Bay had misled investors, stole their funds and otherwise violated federal commodities laws through their Central Florida-based firm, Capital Blu Management LLC.

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2011-02-07/business/os-capital-blu-fraud-20110207_1_currency-scheme-defense-lawyers-regulators

Thanks to the poster for this link.

David Smith pleads not guilty in the USA

Former head of Olint – David Smith has pleaded not guilty in a Florida court after being flown from TCI to the USA last evening.

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6AI02X20101119