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Probe of new estafa case vs Lee to start next week


The preliminary investigation of another syndicated estafa case against Delfin Lee and six others is scheduled next week in the Department of Justice following the expiration of the temporary restraining order issued by a Pasig City judge, according to a source from the National Bureau of Investigation.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Arrested real estate magnate Delfin Lee brought to Pampanga court

Delfin Lee. FILE PHOTO

Real-estate magnate Delfin Lee on Friday was brought to the Pampanga Regional Trial Court (RTC) after he was arrested at a hotel in Manila.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Prosecutor recommends estafa raps vs Annabelle Rama


A city prosecutor has recommended the filing of two cases of estafa in court against talent manager Annabelle Rama for purportedly defrauding her first cousin in the amount of almost P1.9 million.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Ex-Pagadian City Mayor, wife arrested for estafa

Former Pagadian City Mayor Samuel S. Co.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The National Bureau of Investigation has arrested former Pagadian City Mayor Samuel Co and his wife Priscilla Ann in Serendra, Taguig.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Couple charged with estafa for selling fake smartphones online


Marikina policemen have filed charges against a couple who were arrested earlier for allegedly selling counterfeit smartphones online.

Posted: September 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »


An engineer was sentenced to four to 20 years in prison and ordered to pay more than P4.2 million to a well drilling company he defrauded 12 years ago.

Posted: September 18th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Ex-PRC exec indicted

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales.  INQUIRER file photo

The Office of the Ombudsman has filed estafa charges with the Sandiganbayan against former Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) Commissioner Alfred Y. Po for running away with money raised by a group of mechanical engineers.

Posted: July 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC reinstates estafa charge vs owner of theme park

The Supreme Court (SC) has reinstated criminal charges for estafa filed against a top official of Ocean Adventure Marine Park here by one of its business partners involving up to $2 million in investments.

Posted: July 19th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Couple nabbed for estafa cleared

THE Cebu City Prosecutors’ Office dropped the charges filed against the couple, who along with a woman, were arrested for allegedly duping a Cebu City resident in order to gain money.

Posted: June 26th, 2013 in CDN - Metro,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Three charged for duping Cebu resident of P15M

The National Bureau of Investigation NBI yesterday filed charges of syndicated estafa against three persons who were arrested after they allegedly duped a Cebu City resident to part with her P15 million in exchange for an “imaginary” lot.

Posted: June 25th, 2013 in CDN - Metro,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Illegal recruiter nabbed, accused of taking P77,000 from 5 victims

A woman faces charges of illegal recruitment and estafa after she allegedly defrauded five people whom she recruited for nonexistent jobs in Taiwan of P77,000 in cash.

Posted: June 21st, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

‘Motel skipper’ finally caught in Makati; wants to settle estafa cases

Marco Morales being interviewed by the media at the Makati police station. Photo by Niña P. Calleja/Philippine Daily Inquirer

The man dubbed by the police as the “motel skipper” was finally arrested Wednesday morning just as he was about to leave another hotel without paying his bill.

Posted: June 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Pasay police recover car used by ‘motel skipper’


The police on Tuesday recovered the Volvo used by the man they dubbed the “motel skipper” after he checked into two motels and then left without paying his bills.

Posted: June 19th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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