The person who introduced London Alley Entertainment to the fraudster who ran off with their $100,000 is said to be the son of a senior Government official.
The man who received money from London Alley for a number of services he failed to provide for last week's shoot of the Nicki Minaj "Pound The Alarm" music video in Trinidad, has not up to yesterday returned the money.
The conman who owns a locally based video production company is said to have since his ill gotten windfall moved into an apartment in Westmoorings.
After the Express published the story yesterday, people from the local entertainment fraternity began to call, text and BBM this reporter to find out exactly who the fraudster was.
Some who already knew who the person was began to post messages on BBM, Twitter and even his Facebook account.
One message posted on Facebook by a member of the local filmmaking fraternity charged that the man had destroyed years of hard work by dedicated people to have Trinidad and Tobago seen as a desired location for international filmmakers. "You have almost solely sullied the reputation of this beautiful land," the person wrote.
Other producers, promoters, artistes and even artiste managers who called the Express expressed disgust over the incident, saying they hoped the perpetrator would be jailed.
Some said they knew the man well and of his criminal ways, while others did not have a clue as to who he was and where he worked or who he was connected to.
Calls to the man's mobile and business phones went unanswered all day and he did not respond to any of the messages left by the Express.