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CA junks petition for TRO filed by Delfin Lee’s co-accused in syndicated estafa case


The Court of Appeals (CA) has junked the petition to nullify the arrest warrant of a co-accused of housing developer Delfin Lee in connection with the syndicated estafa cases filed against them in a Pampanga trial court.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Delfin Lee daughter Divine included in new fraud suit


Television host Divine Lee has been included as a respondent in a syndicated estafa complaint filed with the National Bureau of Investigation against her father Delfin Lee, her brother Dexter, and five other officials of Globe Asiatique Tower 2 Condominium.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Stem cell ‘politics’ behind forgery charges–PMA president

Leo Olarte, M.D., PMA president. PHOTO from www.philippinemedicalassociation.org

Politics over stem cell treatment may be behind the move to slap an ethics case against him for allegedly falsifying signatures, the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) president said.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PMA head, 4 other doctors probed by PRC over alleged fraud, forgery


The president of the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) and his four predecessors have been slapped with ethics cases before the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) for alleged fraud in the registration of the Philippine Society for Stem Cell Medicine (PSSCM) in the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Doctors charged with fraud


Teresita Manzala, chair of the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC), has accused five prominent doctors of committing fraud to secure approval for a corporation that they set up.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

Lee says spending night in jail lonely

Housing developer Delfin Lee, charged with syndicated estafa for allegedly tapping close to P7 billion from the Pag-Ibig Fund using bogus buyers, is locked behind bars at the Pampanga provincial jail.  TONETTE T. OREJAS/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Alone and lonely. This was how housing developer Delfin Lee described his condition after his first night on Monday at the provincial jail in this capital city of Pampanga province.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

‘Lee had shunned bodyguards so as not to draw attention’


Fireworks lit up the sky when policemen arrested Delfin Lee at an upscale hotel casino in Manila, as if on cue to celebrate the capture of the alleged brains of the P7-billion housing scam.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Binay wants Lee transferred to provincial jail

Tightly guarded by policemen, businessman Delfin Lee (center) is brought to a court in San Fernando City, Pampanga province. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomar Binay has called on authorities to transfer Delfin Lee to the Pampanga provincial jail, saying no special treatment should be given to the real estate developer who has been accused of fraudulently using some P7 billion from the Home Development Mutual Fund for two projects in Pampanga since 2008.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Top Indian businessman surrenders in fraud case

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A top Indian businessman has surrendered to police after failing to show up in court on charges that his company failed to return billions of dollars to investors.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Spain princess fights fraud accusations in court

A file picture taken on September 13, 2011 shows Spain's Princess Cristina attending a preview of the exhibition "The Invention of Glory: Alfonso V and the Pastrana Tapestries" at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Spain's Princess Cristina has been summoned to testify as a suspect in a corruption case involving her husband, a court official said on April 3, 2013, an historic blow to the prestige of the royal family including her father King Juan Carlos. The princess must testify as a suspect on April 27 at the court in Palma on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca in a case centred on accusations of embezzlement and influence peddling by her husband, Inaki Urdangarin.  AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM

Spain’s princess Cristina fought to distance herself from fraud accusations as she faced a tough court hearing Saturday over a scandal that has plunged the royal family into crisis.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

86% of 2014 budget now released to agencies—Aquino

President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III announced on Wednesday that some 86 percent of the P2.265-trillion national budget for 2014 has been effectively released to various agencies at the start of the year, in a measure intended to lessen “opportunities for corruption.”

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘David Tan’ identified as rice trader from Davao


The Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI), which groups some 800 business companies in the country, will help unmask “David Tan,” the alleged Goliath of rice smuggling whose illegal activities have cost the government P7 billion in lost revenues every year.

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

China Olympian’s lover jailed for life for $10 million fraud – media


The ex-girlfriend of a Chinese Olympic gymnastics champion has been sentenced to life in jail for defrauding other star athletes and celebrities of nearly $10 million, state-run media said on Wednesday.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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