It will be a long wait before Amalilio is deported

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MANUEL AMALILIO Contributed photo

MANILA, Philippines – Victims of Aman Future pyramiding scheme need to wait 15 months before Aman Founder Manuel Amalilio returns to the country but Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said the Philippine government is working for a shorter period.

Amalilio was convicted by a Malaysian court and was sentenced to two-year imprisonment for securing a fake Philippine passport.

Last week, the Department of Justice has sent a high level delegation of officials led by Justice Undersecretary Jose Vicente Salazar and held talks with Federation Malaysia Attorney General Tan Sri Gani Patail.

De Lima said initial talks with their counterpart showed that Amalilio can be extradited after spending 15 months in prison instead of the penalty of two years.

“I think we can still work on a shorter period,” De Lima said.

Meanwhile, De Lima said they will form a panel of prosecutors and state counsels who will coordinate with the Malaysian government to expedite Amalilio’s extradition.

“In line with the advice you conveyed to our representatives, I am now putting together a panel of prosecutors and state counsels who shall soon visit you for the discussion on how our two governments can push a possible extradition process forward,” Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said in her letter to Federation of Malaysia Attorney-General Tan Sri Gani Patail dated Feb. 11, 2013.

De Lima thanked Patail for coordinating with them and giving assurance that the Malaysian government will assist the Philippines in sending Amalilio back to Manila.

“Your initiative has gone a long way in keeping the hopes alive for the victims of Amalilio’s alleged criminal acts committed in our country,” De Lima said.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UPORNQO7GP2GMDGTT64FZOAVVA HuwagKalimutan

    Let our neighbors in the Asean region know how Malaysia provided sanctuary to a big time Malaysian con man. Let’s make noises how disappointed we are with Malaysia!

    • kanoy

      SHOULD WE LET OUR NEIGHBORS KNOW ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES WHO HARBOR A MURDERER?
      THE PHILIPPINES DENIED REBECKA TASA FAMILY JUSTICE WHEN HER HUSBAND
      PAID 2 EMPLOYEES TO SLIT HER THROAT IN THE USA 1 MONTH AFTER TAKING OUT A
      $300,000 LIFE INSURANCE POLICY…COLLECTED THE MONEY,,,CAME HERE..PAID
      THE JUDGE WHO DENIED THE US REQUEST TO EXTRADITE THE MURDERER.

      MAKE SOME NOISE AAAAAAAYYYYYYY AAAAAAAYYYYYYY AAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

  • Fulpol

    strike the iron while it is still hot…

    after 15 months, the iron is already rusting…

    nakalimutan na ang scam..

  • Sweet Disguised

    I’m sure it’ll work out well. I just hope that those victims will get their money back… not 25% not 75% but 100% of what they actually put in. I can’t wait for that lowlife to rot in prison with all that money he got?? He’s so dumb to pay someone for a real passport. I guess he ain’t that smart afterall… (rolls eyes)

    • kanoy

       I HOPE THEY ARE DENIED JUSTICE JUST LIKE THE PHILIPPINES DENIED REBECKA TASA FAMILY JUSTICE WHEN HER HUSBAND PAID 2 EMPLOYEES TO SLIT HER THROAT IN THE USA 1 MONTH AFTER TAKING OUT A $300,000 LIFE INSURANCE POLICY…COLLECTED THE MONEY,,,CAME HERE..PAID THE JUDGE WHO DENIED THE US REQUEST TO EXTRADITE THE MURDERER…THIS IS FAIR PLAY….WHAT COMES AROUND GOES AROUND,,,,KARMA…ITS THE RP TURN TO BE DENIED JUSTICE

  • opinyonlangpo

    Why would they extradite their agent? Amanlilio is protected by the Malaysian leadership.

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