Gunmen shoot up a house where the head of the Ponzi scheme lived – Demerara Waves Online News- Guyana

Last updated on Thursday, 7 January 2021, 6:51 by Denis Chabrol

Last night unidentified gunmen opened fire on a house in Coldingen, East Coast Demerara where a man who ran a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme lived at one time, police said.

A spokesman for Guyana Police, Assistant Commissioner Royston Andries-Junor said no one was injured.

Authorities say the Cuban-born man, Yuri Garcia Dominguez, is yet to repay hundreds of millions of dollars to hundreds of Guyanese.

Police confirmed last night that there was a shooting incident just before 9 O’clock last night at 242 Track A Coldingen, East Coast Demerara, a property that once belonged to Yuri Garcia Dominguez.

Police say three unidentified men left a car, numbered and made anonymous, and opened fire on the building.

Mr. Garcia Dominguez no longer lives in that location.

Mr Garcia Dominguez and his Guyanese wife, Ateeka Ishmeal, have been charged with fraud through their unlicensed financial entity called Accelerated Capital Firm Inc (ACFI)