Gunmen open fire at the Ponzi scheme couple’s home – Guyana Times
Police are investigating a shooting incident at a house owned by Cuban nationalist Yuri Garcia-Dominguez and his Guyanese wife Ateeka Ishmael, who are embroiled in a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme. Guyana Times understands that the incident happened at some point after 21:00 hrs at Track ‘A’ Coldingen home, home of East Coast Demerara. Division Four Manager – C Division, Mahendra Siwnarine, confirmed the shooting Wednesday night. At the time, ranks on location, processing the scene. According to Siwnarine, the house is currently vacant. He further contacted that a report of the incident had been made through the Force Action Center. It was reported that a vehicle had stopped in front of the house, and that three persons were present. They then opened fire on the building before returning to the vehicle and escaping. Investigations are ongoing. Garcia-Dominguez and Ishmael are currently before the courts facing more than 80 charges in connection with swallowing dozens of millions of Guyanese in a large Ponzi scheme, and are also under investigation for money laundering. They are the principles of Accelerated Capital Acquisition Inc. (ACFI), the company involved in the Ponzi scheme. More than 17,000 Guyanese have invested more than $ 4 billion dollars in the plan. Local authorities are currently working with Garcia-Dominguez and his lawyers to return the money to victims of the Ponzi scheme.