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Kapa-like investment group in Mindanao faces syndicated estafa complaint

Sep 25, 2019 - 5:31 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation files a syndicated estafa complaint – a non-bailable offense – against 39 individuals associated with the ALAMCCO credit cooperative

INVESTMENT SCAM. A complaint for syndicated estafa is lodged before the Department of Justice against Mindanao-based investment group Alabel-Maasim Credit Cooperative or ALAMCCO. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Wellmed owner, whistle-blowers indicted for estafa over PhilHealth scandal

Jun 14, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Bryan Sy and whistle-blowers Liezel Aileen De Leon and Edwin Roberto will have to post bail of P1.224 million per person

PHILHEALTH SCANDAL. Wellmed Dialysis Center owner Dr. Bryan Sy and the two whistleblowers Liezel Aileen De Leon and Edwin Roberto appear at the NBI in Manila on June 13, 2019 for a press conference on the Philhealth ghost dialysis scandal. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

DOJ to wrap up estafa case vs Bikoy without his defense

Jun 04, 2019 - 4:00 PM

'The case has been submitted for resolution in lieu of the absence of Peter Advincula,' says the lawyer of the complainants in the estafa case

NO SHOW. Peter Joemel Advincula snubs his estafa hearing at the Department of Justice. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Bikoy faces estafa complaint over 2018 beauty pageant mess

May 10, 2019 - 1:27 PM

Peter Joemel Advincula alias Bikoy is slapped with a P304,422 estafa complaint at the DOJ

BIKOY. Peter Joemel Advincula surfaces at the Integrated Bar of the Philippines in Pasig City on May 6, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

DOJ affirms dismissal of another estafa complaint vs Okada

Jan 20, 2019 - 10:35 AM

But tycoon Kazuo Okada is still facing another $3.1-million estafa case

CASE DISMISSED.Kazuo Okada, chairman of Universal Entertainment Corporation, rides his car after attending an event at Malacanang Palace in Manila on January 23, 2017. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Guevarra denies hand in Okada case reversal

Dec 20, 2018 - 7:20 PM

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra's son works for Tiger Resorts, which filed a case against its former CEO Kazuo Okada

DOJ indicts gambling tycoon Kazuo Okada for estafa

Dec 18, 2018 - 4:16 PM

The Japanese gaming mogul allegedly got $3.1 million from Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment, Incorporated without authority from the board

GAMBLING TYCOON. Gambling tycoon Kazuo Okada faces a $3-million estafa complaint in Manila. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

DOJ OKs filing estafa cases against 5 SMHC partners in Skyway 3 project

Sep 18, 2018 - 1:30 PM

The 3 Indonesian businessmen and 2 Filipinos in the estafa complaint did not disclose conflicts of interest prior to entering an agreement for the construction of the Skyway 3

Supreme Court downgrades charges vs Delfin Lee, allows bail

Jul 31, 2018 - 2:12 PM

The charges against Globe Asiatique owner Delfin Lee are downgraded from syndicated estafa to simple estafa, which is a bailable offense

After the arraignment and back to jail.

DOJ asked to reinvestigate Okada estafa complaint

Jun 17, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Tiger Resort Leisure & Entertainment Incorporated files two motions before the Department of Justice, seeking a new probe and the junking of resolutions issued by the Parañaque City Prosecutor's Office

LEGAL BATTLE. Tiger Resort, owner and operator of Okada Manila, continues its legal battle against Japanese tycoon Kazuo Okada.

Prosecutor general inhibits from Okada estafa complaints

Jun 10, 2018 - 4:15 PM

Acting Prosecutor General Jorge Catalan Jr grants the motion of Tiger Resort Leisure & Entertainment Incorporated, the complainant against Japanese tycoon Kazuo Okada

Acting Prosecutor Gen. Jorge Catalan Jr. answers queries from the senators during the hearing of Committees on Public Order & Dangerous Drugs and Justice & Human Rights at the Senate in Pasay City on July 26, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DOJ asked to probe 'leaked' resolution in Okada estafa case

Jun 03, 2018 - 4:51 PM

Tiger Resort claims Parañaque City Prosecutor Amerhassan Paudac's investigation into the matter would be 'whitewashed' since Paduac himself is involved

LEGAL BATTLE. Tiger Resort, owner and operator of Okada Manila, blames Parañaque City Prosecutor Amerhassan Paudac for supposedly leaking the resolution involving its $10 million estafa complanint against Kazuo Okada. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

DOJ to probe 'leaked' resolution on Okada complaint

May 28, 2018 - 3:55 PM

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says he will find out whether a resolution on the estafa complaint against Kazuo Okada was indeed leaked

NEW ORDERS. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra orders all incumbent undersecretaries and assistant secretaries to resign. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Parañaque prosecutor asked to inhibit from Okada estafa complaint

May 23, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Tiger Resort blames the prosecutor for the supposed leak of a resolution involving its estafa complaint against its ex-chairman Kazuo Okada

LEGAL BATTLE. Tiger Resort, owner and operator of Okada Manila, is the complainant in the estafa case, accusing ex-partner Kazuo Okada of embezzling over $10 million of the firm's funds between early 2016 and June 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Sycip, Alliance Select Foods Int’l directors face estafa charges

Apr 12, 2018 - 6:00 PM

The justice department sides with Alliance’s foreign shareholders, who allege their investments in the tuna canning firm were used to bail out the Dee Companies

Gordon wants bribery charges vs Paolo Duterte's councilor-friend

Oct 11, 2017 - 10:27 AM

While the senator recommends charges against Davao City councilor Nilo 'Small' Abellera Jr, he clears Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte of corruption allegations

PULONG'S FRIEND. Davao City Councilor Nilo 'Small' Abellera Jr takes his oath at the Senate blue ribbon committee hearing on P6.4-billion worth of shabu shipment from China. File Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Pilgrims duped into paying Mecca travel fees file charges

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:47 PM

The victims from various parts of Mindanao tell Manila police they were asked to pay P50 000 to P70 000 each but were unable to leave on August 25

DUPED. Muslims from various provinces in Mindanao at the Manila Police District on August 28, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Former DBP chairman Nañagas acquitted of graft, estafa

Feb 15, 2017 - 8:43 PM

The anti graft court upon re examination of the evidence cites a weakness in the graft case and some reasonable doubt in the two estafa cases

WEAK CASE. The Sandiganbayan acquits the former DBP chair of graft and estafa charges. File photo by Darren Langit

Ex-DPWH officials get 48 years for faking repairs on gov't vehicles

Dec 01, 2016 - 8:08 PM

The anti graft court Sandiganbayan says the former officials and 4 private individuals conspired to defraud the DPWH of P5 17 million

ICTSI's Razon gets subpoena over estafa complaint

Oct 02, 2016 - 7:45 PM

This stems from a criminal complaint of an E Razon Incorporated stockholder claiming P250 million worth of ICTSI shares

TROUBLE. About 28 million shares owned by Enrique Razon, Jr. in the listed port operator International Container Terminal Services Incorporated (ICTSI) is being questioned at a city prosecutor’s office. Rappler photo

Ex-PSE employee faces estafa charges over 'biggest stock scam'

Aug 03, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Jose Cecilio Jay Peñaflor and 4 others are believed to be behind the biggest scam in the history of the Philippine Stock Exchange

Cagayan de Oro school officials face illegal recruitment, estafa charges

Jun 01, 2016 - 10:15 AM

Graduates of a technical vocational school claim they were deceived by officials who promised them jobs abroad but the school says the alleged recruiter is to blame

Ex-DBP chairman Nañagas convicted of graft, estafa

Apr 25, 2016 - 1:20 PM

Th Sandiganbayan says Vitaliano Nañagas II employed deceit when he asked the government to reimburse money he spent on items such as lingerie

Fascade of Sandiganbayan at Quezon City. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Estafa charges filed vs HPI execs over P1-B investment scam

Mar 08, 2016 - 11:02 AM

HPI Direct Sales and Trading Corporation which has no license to solicit investments promised a hefty 30 monthly interest to its victims

SCAM. Complainants launch a case against HPI Direct Sales & Trading Corporation accusing them of scamming them off their money. Image courtesy of Raffy De Guzman

Victims of investment scam fight back

Jan 16, 2016 - 5:53 PM

Victims of an investment scam file a case against HPI Direct Sales and Trading Corporation

SCAM. Complainants launch a case against HPI Direct Sales & Trading Corporation accusing them of scamming them off their money. Image courtesy of Raffy De Guzman

DOJ dismisses Ang's syndicated estafa complaint vs Gozon

Sep 11, 2015 - 2:48 PM

Ramon S Ang gets back his P1 billion from Felipe Gozon In return Gozon receives a substantial amount from Ang The details of their settlement are confidential

REASONABLE. The settlement agreed upon by Ang and Gozon – through the efforts of a common friend – was reasonable and was mutually accepted by them, the Gozon Group says Friday, September 11, 2015. Ang file photo by Aya Lowe; Gozon file photo by Manman Dejeto

Ramon Ang, Gozon group reach settlement

Aug 13, 2015 - 12:17 PM

UPDATED GMA Network head Felipe L Gozon agrees to return the P1 billion downpayment to the businessman

Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/ Rappler

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Aug 05, 2015 - 6:36 PM

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Aug 03, 2015 - 7:36 PM

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Chris Brown skips preliminary investigation for PH concert estafa complaint

Jul 31, 2015 - 7:20 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says the investigation may proceed even if Brown chooses not to participate

Screengrab from Instagram/Chris Brown Official

DOJ summons Chris Brown, promoter for estafa case

Jul 28, 2015 - 5:42 PM

Chris Brown and his promoter John Michael Pio Roda are subpoenaed by the Department of the Justice for alleged fraud

CHRIS BROWN. The Department of Justice summons the singer and his promoter, John Michael Pio Roda, to claim copies of MDC's estafa complaint

DOJ approves charges vs Mary Jane Veloso's recruiters

Jul 09, 2015 - 2:02 PM

UPDATED The cases against the 3 will be filed before a Nueva Ecija court on Friday July 10

Suki, KKB, kikay, and other Filipino words now in Oxford dictionary

Jun 25, 2015 - 10:13 PM

At least 28 words commonly used by Filipinos are in Oxford Dictionary s 500 new entries for 2015

Arroyo's stem cell doctor pleads not guilty to estafa case

May 06, 2015 - 4:48 PM

She is also charged with one count of illegal practice of medicine

ON BAIL. Antonia Park, who is facing one count of illegal practice of medicine and one count of estafa, is on bail. Sourced photo

PNP lied to Palace, says sacked Delfin Lee captor

Mar 18, 2014 - 8:12 AM

The belligerent Senior Supt Conrad Capa continues to speak against his boss despite instructions to stop talking to the media

'WORRISOME' LIES. Sacked Task Force Tugis head Senior Superintendent Conrad Capa says he will continue to "expose" the "disfunctions" in the PNP, even if it comes at a price. File photo by Rappler

Delfin Lee's arresting officer: Purisima misleading public

Mar 14, 2014 - 5:57 PM

SSupt Conrad Capa says he s taking the controversy heartbreak and disappointment in stride Besides he adds You do not say no to the boss

SEVERED TIES? Former Task Force Tugis head SSupt Conrad Capa says his boss, Chief PNP Director General Alan Purisima is "inaccurate, misleading" when he says Capa's move to Cebu is for a "promotion." Photos of Capa, Purisima by Rappler

Officer who led Delfin Lee arrest 'relieved'

Mar 13, 2014 - 3:48 PM

But PNP chief says it s a promotion to be moving him to Cebu

MOVED. Barely a week after the arrest of wanted businessman Delfin Lee, Senior Supt Conrad Capa is "relieved" and reassigned to the Cebu Regional Office. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

PNP chief defends Delfin Lee 'delisting'

Mar 13, 2014 - 1:54 PM

Did CIDG do something wrong in delisting Delfin Lee? PNP chief Alan Purisima says Wala I don t think so

PNP, Delfin Lee and 2 conflicting letters

Mar 10, 2014 - 4:21 PM

Despite a certification from their own unit the PNP insists Delfin Lee was never delisted from their list of wanted persons

MIX-UP. The PNP insists Delfin Lee was never "delisted" from their wanted list, despite a certification from the PNP CIDG. Photo courtesy of PNP-PIO

Timeline: The Aman Futures pyramid scam

Nov 28, 2012 - 8:04 PM

Rappler traces the development of the Aman Futures pyramid scam in Pagadian City and the alleged role played by Samuel Co

Arrest warrant out vs Delfin Lee of GA housing mess

May 23, 2012 - 12:24 PM

About two years since the Globe Asiatique housing mess hit headlines in the Philippines a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Delfin Lee the man behind the troubled firm