An alleged swindler facing several criminal cases was arrested by police on Friday but managed to regain freedom by posting bail.
Ramon Barried Leonor was nabbed Friday morning based on a warrant of arrest issued by Caloocan Regional Trial Court Judge Teresa de Guzman Alvarez, the Caloocan City police said.
Leonor was arrested in connection with a criminal case slapped on him for alleged violation of Republic Act No. 9262 or the Anti-Violence against Women and Children of Act.
The case was filed by Leonor’s live-in partner with whom he has a child.
Caloocan police however said Leonor posted bail of P2,000 and got a release order from the court at 5:30 on Friday.
The Manila Times learned that the court ordered Leonor’s immediate arrest due to his failure to attend court hearings.
It was not the first time Leonor was arrested by police.
In November last year, the Quezon City Police District’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU), headed by Chief Insp. Rodel Marcelo, apprehended and detained Leonor for the same offense. Leonor posted bail for his release.
However, Marcelo could not explain why Leonor was released immediately when the CIDU was conducting a background check to find out if the accused had other arrest warrants.
Court records showed Leonor faces various criminal cases like estafa. Some of the estafa cases against Leonor are docketed as IS Number 14J-9397 and IS Number 15K-12168.
Leonor, Andy Natalino and Oliva Ebueng are co-accused in the “Estafa through Falsification of Public Documents” docketed as case no. 900-M-2015 in a Malolos court.
A complaint for “Estafa through Falsification of Public Documents” was filed against Leonor and Maria Clara Padua Sabio, docketed as XV 03 INV. In another case, his co-accused is Gilda Rosca.
The Times also learned that AMA Consolidated Properties Inc. had filed a syndicated estafa case against
Leonor and Ma. Teresa Cancio Suplico, identified as a board director of Goodwill.
Leonor supposedly owns One National Realty and One Glad that are involved in property development, and Tradefocus, a company engaged in the sale of herbal medicines and coffee.
One National Realty is allegedly a scam because it offered questionable properties.