DOJ to Interpol: Don’t remove ‘red notice’ tag on Aman Futures boss | Global News

DOJ to Interpol: Don’t remove ‘red notice’ tag on Aman Futures boss

/ 05:52 PM October 23, 2014
Manuel Amalilio. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Manuel Amalilio. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice will ask the International Police not to remove Manuel Amalilio of Aman Futures from its watchlist or “red notice” despite serving his prison term in Malaysia.

Amalilio, a.k.a. Mohammad Kamal Bin Sa’id is facing syndicated estafa charges for defrauding some 15,000 investors. He escaped and went to Malaysia early 2013 when he was convicted for violating passport laws and sentenced to two years in prison.

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“We are requesting the Interpol not to exclude him (Amalilio) from the Interpol watchlist or the red notice,” Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said at a press conference Thursday.

“As far as we are concerned, he is still a fugitive from justice because precisely, he is facing a string of syndicated estafa cases here and there are outstanding warrants for his arrest,” she added explaining that if he went outside Malaysia, “at least Interpol can alert us.”

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Last year, representatives from the Department of Justice (DOJ) coordinated with the Malaysian government for its extradition request. However, Malaysia’s Office of the Ministry of Home Affairs withdrew its order so that the extradition request would push through.

The DOJ has yet to secure a written document on Malaysia’s denial of the extradition plea.

De Lima said they were studying if they could appeal the withdrawal by the Malaysia’s Office of the Ministry of Home Affairs of their extradition request.

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