De Lima orders to check if pyramid scam suspect still in PH


Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Regional Director Atty. Lindeza Rogero-Gavino talk with the 3 of the victims of Aman Futures Group Philippines Inc that visited her office. CDN/LITO TECSON

MANILA, Philippines—Justice Secretary Leila De Lima has ordered the Bureau of Immigration to check if those involved in the P12-billion pyramid scam remained in the country.

“Pinapa check ko na kung may nakalabas na ng bansa and kung may nakalabas na, anong countries para immediately we can invoke our existing bilateral agreements like MLAT (Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty),” De Lima told reporters in a chance interview at the Department of Justice before she left for Malacanang.

De Lima said she would issue a Department Order to create a fact finding body to investigate the case.

“We hope to file a case in court before end of this year,” De Lima said.

The NBI identified the company involved in the scam as Aman Futures Group Phils. Inc., a company allegedly managed by a former janitor and driver. It has allegedly victimized at least 15,000 people in Mindanao and the Visayas.

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  • yonoh

    ala na nakalabas na magkano magkano kaya ang padulas nyan…………….

  • vodot

    Tingnan ninyo ang security logbook ng Kongreso kung ilang ulit pumupunta si Aman dyan at kung kaninong ofisina ito pumapasok.

  • buttones

    De- Lima orders what? There maybe a record of the guy leaving [which is an easy thing to arrange anyway if you have cash on the hip] and he could still be here. Or he has left along with the cash- there was nothing to stop him. Has De-Lima not heard of a guy called Lacson? He’ll tell you how to get out of PH, or get out and really stay in, and to exit illegally/ legally and even re-enter illegally/ legally as well despite local warrants, international warrants and even Interpol. And this guy is a Senator!!

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