Keod Smith

Allegations of Nygard ‘smear campaign’ make sense of strange reports

This week, news broke of a lawsuit filed by Bahamian resident and conservationist Louis Bacon, alleging that his neighbor Peter Nygard orchestrated a ‘smear campaign’ against him.

As reported by the New York Post:

In one instance, Bacon accuses Nygard of doctoring an October 2011 CBS News report about the arrest of Wall Street titan Rajat Gupta for insider trading. The doctored video superimposed Bacon’s name and face over Gupta’s, falsely alleging that Bacon was at the center of a “billion-dollar scam,” according to the suit.

Elsewhere, the suit cites a flurry of speculation in local Bahamian media after Bacon’s house manager, Dan Tuckfield, died in the billionaire’s pool in May 2010. While official reports cited a heart attack, Nygard used local media to spread rumors about a murder and cover-up by Bacon, the suit claims.

“Louis Bacon filed this lawsuit to hold Peter Nygard and his companies responsible for their unlawful and reprehensible smear campaign,” Bacon’s attorney, Orin Snyder, said in a statement. “We look forward to our day in court.”

The revelation of this lawsuit into the open press appears to make sense of a number of strange reports recently circulating in the Bahamian press featuring these prominent citizens.

The Bahamas Citizen, for example, recently reported that the Save The Bays environmental group, which is committed to preserve and protect the Bahamian environment, was disrupted by a “paid-for mob”.

References to this event are amongst those apparently contained in the claims.

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Keod Smith: Practicing Attorney in The Bahamas since 1997

Keod McCaudif Smith, born in Nassau, Bahamas on 15th October, 1964, was called to The Bahamas Bar as a Barrister in September 1997 after having obtained his LLB Degree with Honours at University of Wales, Cardiff Law School in Wales, UK in 1994 and legal vocational training in The Bahamas during the intervening years and a well-established law firm in The Bahamas. He had previously graduated from Loras College, Dubuque Iowa USA in 1988 with a Bachelor Degree in Economics.

Keod served in various managerial positions from 1982 when he graduated from High School in The Bahamas through to his call in 1997. After serving small stint with Research Division of the Central Bank of The Bahamas, he started a trade and investment consulting firm in relation to The Bahamas which took him to Japan for 2% years commencing in March 1990. He read writes and speak Japanese.

In October 1997, Keod started the law firm of Commercial Law Advocates which, as it connotes, specializes in commercial litigation (banking, companies, contract, insurance, land, liquidation, securities, tort) as well as extradition and constitutional matters.

In May 2002, Keod was elected to The Bahamas Parliament where he served as a Member for 5 years. In August of that same year he was appointed to the Chairmanship of the Bahamas Environment Science & Technology (BES1) Commission (equivalent to the BPA in the USA) as well as Bahamas Ambassador for the Environment. He served in that post for 5 years as well.


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