DOJ summons Chris Brown, promoter for estafa case
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice has subpoenaed Chris Brown and his promoter, John Michael Pio Roda, over estafa charges filed against them by the management company of the Philippine Arena.
The summons, dated July 27, was prompted by an estafa case filed against Brown and Roda by Maligaya Development Corporation (MDC), the company that manages the area where the Philippine Arena is located.
According to the subpoena, Brown and Roda or their representatives, must obtain copies of MDC's complaint, supporting affidavits and other evidence submitted by MDC on July 31 at the DOJ in Malate. If they fail to comply with the subpoena, Brown and Roda waive their right to receive copies of the complaint, and there will be legal repercussions.
MDC filed the estafa complaint on July 22, a day after Brown's concert at the Mall of Asia Arena. Because of this, Brown was barred from leaving Manila without first obtaining clearance from the Bureau of Immigration.
Brown was stuck in the Philippines for 3 days.
MDC claimed that Brown and Roda were both paid for a concert that was supposed to be held on December 31, 2014, at the Philippine Arena. Brown canceled at the last minute, claiming he lost his passport.
Roda owns Pinnacle Live Concepts, the company that was supposed to bring Brown to the Philippines in December.
Brown left flew out of Manila for a concert in Macau on July 25. Roda was arrested on the same day for fraud.
The preliminary investigation for the estafa case is set for Friday, July 31. – Rappler.com
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