The police yesterday said the medical certificates presented to them purporting to show that accused ‘Ponzi’ scheme operators Yuri Garcia and Ateeka Ishmael were COVID-19 positive have been found to be forgeries.

Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum, confirmed to Stabroek News yesterday afternoon that investigators were able to determine that the documents, which were presented by the couple’s attorney were not authentic.

Dominguez, 34, a naturalised Guyanese of Cuban origin, and his wife, Ishmael, the principals of Accelerated Capital Firm Inc (ACFI), are currently facing close to 80 charges in what has been described as a huge Ponzi scheme.

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