21 cops, 2 fire officers file estafa raps vs Aman Futures

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04:41 PM November 21st, 2012

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By: Tetch Torres, November 21st, 2012 04:41 PM

Manuel Amalilio

MANILA, Philippines—Twenty one police officers and two fire officers filed syndicated estafa complaint against Aman Futures, the company involved in the biggest Ponzi scheme in the country.

The complaint was filed against 62 respondents including Aman Futures head Manuel Amalilio, Fernando Luna, Lelian Lim Gan, Eduard Lim and several others including 10 police officers, 3 senior fire officers and two jail guards.

This is the 7th complaint against Aman that has reached the Department of Justice’s Special Panel of Investigators.

The complainants said investment ranges from P20,000 to P4.1 million.

They said they were promised a return of their investment within eight days and a 50 percent to 80 percent profit for 17 to 20 days.

“The said investment was enticing double your money scheme that reached even the social media,” the complainant said.

The complaint was endorsed by the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group’s (CIDG) Special Investigation Task Group “Aman (Stig Aman).

“Based on the [evidence] on hand, the Stig Aman [finds] that it is a clear manifestation that the incorporators and operators of Aman Investments in Kawit, Pagadian City mentioned… [were] clearly conspiring and confederating with one another and operating a syndicate… by means of false representation and fraudulent means to invest in the said scheme and by means of other similar deceit violated laws on Art. 315 (estafa) of the Revised Penal Code in relation with Presidential Decree No. 1689 (Large scale/syndicated estafa…” the complaint stated.

The Aman Futures scam reportedly involves some P12 billion.

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