UTAH COUNTY -- (KSTU) -- A former Olympic sprinter is wanted by Utah authorities after he failed to appear in court for allegedly defrauding his victims out of more than $300,000, but the man states he missed court because he is being treated for malaria.
March 9, 2016 UPDATE:
4th District Judge Fred Howard set another hearing for Andam on March 15.
Kenneth Ekow Andam, 40, faces one count of securities fraud as a second-degree felony, one count of unlicensed broker/dealer or agent as a third-degree felony, one count of forgery as a third-degree felony, and one count of money laundering as a second-degree felony.
Andam represented Ghana in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, competing with the nation’s 4X100 relay team. According to BYUCougars.com, Andam was an NCAA All-American in 1999 for the outdoor 4X100 relay. His last known address is in Highland, Utah.