• DOJ orders filing of syndicated estafa raps vs. Amalilio, 11 others


    The Department of Justice on Tuesday ordered the filing of another syndicated estafa case against Aman Futures Group Philippines, Inc. founder Manuel Amalilio, and 11 others.

    In a 66-page joint resolution of the DOJ dated July 10, 2013 and approved by Prosecutor General Claro A. Arellano, also ordered charged are Fernando Luna, Leilian Lim Gan, Eduard Lim, Wilanie Fuentes, Naezelle Rodriguez, Lurix Lopez, Mohammadd Hassan Mackno, Dimasara Jova, Samuel Co, Ian Madarang and Priscilla Ann Co.


    The case arose from the latest resolution of the DOJ in the two complaints filed by former Pagadian City Mayor Samuel Co and the National Bureau of Investigation.


    However, as Co is an active participant in the case, the DOJ dismissed the complaint of Co and only the complaint of the NBI was ordered filed in court after finding probable cause.


    Meanwhile, the DOJ dismissed the complaint for violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act filed against Co by three private complainants, including Fabian Tapayan as the Office of the Ombudsman has the jurisdiction of over the case.


    The case stemmed from an investment scam comparable with that of the “Ponzi Scheme” which was allegedly headed by Amalilio.


    Amalilio is now incarcerated in Malaysia for possession of fake passport.

    The Aman Futures has allegedly duped some P12 billion from 15,000 investors in the Visayas and Mindanao. PNA


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