Gleaner calls Olint beneficiaries(JLP/PNP) to repay

With the collapse of the OLINT and the confession by its leader, David Smith, that it was has nothing more than a glorified PONZI, there has been some interesting utterances. The most recent one is from the Gleaner calling for the the ‘Gangs’ of Gordon House to repay the OLINT money. This call is  the most refreshing and is the right thing for the the JLP/PNP as a whole,  members of political directorate and those that benefited to  do.

What about the some Church leaders? Devon Dick in his article ‘Churchs should repent over olint‘, pointed out that these Church leaders need to accept their sorry role in the whole affair, repent and where appropriate repay the ‘profits’.

If they refuse to do so,  court proceeding should be initiated to force them to do so. Simple put those that benefited from OLINT and other Unregulated Financial Organisations should repay.

Interestingly, to this day no charges have been brought against David Smith in Jamaica.

On slightly different but very related note, what is the status of the OLINT feeder clubs, Lewfam etc and their bosses? When will they be drawn before the courts?


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.


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:,0,7910391.story

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.

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.

David Smith pleads GUILTY !!!

The former head of the failed Olint investment club, today pleaded guilty to fraud-related charges in the Supreme Court in the Turks and Caicos Islands and has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison.

Does this effectively bring this sordid affair to an end ?

David Smith Indicted in the USA !!

David Smith, the embattled head of the failed foreign currency trading scheme Olint, has been indicted on 23 charges in the United States.

Smith is certain to face a heavy prison sentence for his criminal activities committed against many Jamaicans and other Caribbean nationals.

Why has no charges been laid against Smith in Jamaica where it all started.

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See the indictment document here . Thanks Maik for this link

Olint affair is it now over?

With the closure of the TCI bank, which contained the remaining US$13M loot that David Smith has stolen, does this signal the end of this entire Olint affair?
John Connolly must have eggs all over his face, for failing to recognize that the place that he had placed the Olint loot (leftovers) was shaky and about to collapse.

As a forensic accountant/auditor one would have though he would have been able to see this on the horizon and as such seek to prevent further loss of the small sums which had been found.

I suppose John will no longer be the liquidator as now everything has been liquidated, and with no funds available, he cannot be paid for his services rendered as liquidator.

While the court case has now been moved to September, this is really meaningless for the thousands of Olint investors, who having now lost everything with the TCI bank closure, interest would d have now waned as people now really begin to start focus on recovery.