DOJ files syndicated estafa vs Aman execs

Posted at 01/10/13 12:26 PM

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) - The Department of Justice on Thursday said it has filed two syndicated estafa charges against the incorporators of investment company Aman Futures and three other individuals. 

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said the charges were filed before the Pagadian Regional Trial Court this morning. 

She said a panel of prosecutors found probable cause in 2 syndicated estafa cases implicating incorporators of Aman Futures.

Named as respondents in the first case are Aman incorporators Manuel Amalilio, Fernando Luna, Wilanie Fuentes, Naezelle Rodriguez, Lurix Lopez, Lilian Lim Gan and Eduardo Lim.

In the second consolidated case, De Lima said a special panel of prosecutors also found probable cause to charge the same 7 incorporators and 3 others, Nimfa Caballero Luna, Dhurwin Wenceslao and  Donna Coyme.

The prosecutors, however, found no probable cause to charge other respondents in the second case, which included tellers, controllers, encoders and security escorts due to insufficient evidence.

De Lima said prosecutors have filed the criminal information for syndicated estafa before the Pagadian City regional trial court. She said she hopes to secure warrants of arrest for the respondents soon.