Philippine National Police (PNP) Public Information chief, Sr. Supt. Reuben Theodore Sindac said that Lee’s name still remains in the most wanted list since they have yet to receive a copy of the court decision clearing him of criminal liabilities.
Globe Asiatique president Delfin Lee still remain in the police most wanted list of persons despite of a recent ruling by the Court of Appeals (CA) absolving him of syndicated estafa charges and squashing his warrant of arrest.
As of Friday, Lee’s name along with former army general, Jovito Palparan, and other wanted persons are still included in the most wanted list published by the PNP in the past month.
“He [Lee] still on the wanted list and we are waiting for the official transmittal of the resolution of the Court of Appeals,” PNP public information chief, Sr. Supt. Reuben Theodore Sindac said on Friday.
Sindac said that once they receive a copy of the court resolution, which absolved and squashed Lee’s warrant of arrest for syndicated estafa, his name will be removed immediately from the wanted list.
“Once we receive it (the resolution) we will direct the DI and CIDG of the unit that published it, to have him [Lee] delisted,” Sindac said.
Lee has been in hiding for more than a year after the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 42 of Pampanga issued a warrant for his arrest in connection with syndicated estafa charges.
The case against Lee was in connection with the alleged P7-billion loan given out by Pag-Ibig to ‘ghost borrowers’ several years ago.
Since then, Lee’s name was included in the top five most wanted list of persons that also includes former army general, Jovito Palparan; former Rep. Ruben Ecleo of Dinagat and former Gov. Joel Reyes of Palawan and brother, Mario, former mayor of Coron in Palawan.
Palparawan is wanted for the case of missing UP students Karen Empeno and Sheryl Cadapan, while Ecleo was the primary suspect in the killing of his wife and the Reyes brothers are the prime suspects in killing of Palawan environmentalist, Jerry Ortega.