Wednesday, 18 January 2023 14:02

Lawyer Tamika Harris fuming over Jean-Ann Panton's statement leak

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Attorney-at-law Tamika Harris, who is representing Jean-An Panton, the ex-employee of Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL), the investment firm now at the centre of a massive fraud investigation, is livid that a document with sensitive information about her client was released to the public.

The document in question is a statement witnessed by a Justice of the Peace from a Jean-Ann Pantonthat was given on January 7, 2023, detailing the names of people and how she "borrowed” funds from the accounts of these individuals.

The funds were listed in both Jamaican and US currencies.

The document, which is being circulated, also outlined the means allegedly used to withdraw monies from the accounts of clients and how much was reportedly "borrowed" without their consent.

The purported statement didn’t, however, mention retired athlete Usain Bolt, who is one of the individuals suspected to have been fleeced in the massive fraud that is now being probed by the Financial Investigations Division and the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Fraud Squad.

Harris has refused to comment on the matter. "I won’t comment on the document. I won’t confirm or deny anything," she told reporters on Tuesday evening."

Harris said the document being circulated has people’s personal information that should not be in the public domain, as it places individuals' safety at risk.

When asked if she knew how the document got released she said she did not.

"I’m upset about it and that is all I’m going say," she said.