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By Danny Petilla
A succession of personal tragedies in 2013 could have broken the will of a lesser man to go on living. But not Casimiro Villas, who lost the May 13 elections, lost his retirement savings to an investment scam in August, and lost his entire family to Supertyphoon “Yolanda” on Nov. 8.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
The Supreme Court has granted the Department of Justice’s request to transfer to Manila the court cases filed against Jachob “Coco” Rasuman, the suspected leader of an investment scam group operating in Lanao del Sur.
By Maricar Cinco
More victims of what turned out to be another Ponzi scheme rushed to the police station in Sta. Rosa City, Laguna, weeks after the arrest of the alleged scam mastermind.
The family and bodyguard of Dr. Rico Medina, who last Monday night narrowly escaped an ambush in barangay Labangon, Cebu City, can’t exhale with relief yet.
By Chito Aragon
A doctor who was reportedly an investor in the Aman Futures pyramiding scam, his wife, son and bodyguard escaped unscathed when they were fired upon past 12 a.m. Monday in Barangay (village) Labangon this city.
By Nancy C. Carvajal
The National Bureau of Investigation will file charges for obstruction of justice against a distributor of luxury cars following the recovery of a P17-million Lamborghini reportedly owned by alleged pyramid scam leader Manuel Amalilio.
By Jamie Elona
Police authorities arrested the wife of Jachob “Coco” Rasuman, a suspect in a pyramiding scam in Lanao del Sur. Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Llorca, Pasay city chief of police, said Princess Tomawis Rasuman was arrested Wednesday night by virtue of a warrant issued by a local court.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
Pagadian City Mayor Samuel Co has asked the court to hold the proceedings on the syndicated estafa case filed against him as well as the issuance of a warrant for his arrest and arraignment.
By TJ Burgonio
The month-long crisis in Sabah triggered by the “incursion” by an armed group acting for Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, may have set back the government’s efforts to have alleged pyramid scam leader Manuel Amalilio extradited from Malaysia.
By Tetch Torres
Emmanuel Amalilio, founder of Aman Futures, which figured in a widespread Ponzi scheme in Mindanao and the Visayas, has been arrested in Kota Kinabalu in the east Malaysian state of Sabah, an official of the National Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday.
By Christine O. Avendaño
The multi-million-peso investment scam perpetrated by Jachob “Coco” Rasuman was apparently a family affair. This emerged after the Department of Justice recommended on Wednesday, the filing of syndicated estafa case not only again against Rasuman, his father, mother, brother and his wife but also for the first time his father-in-law and two other brothers.
By Christian V. Esguerra
The Court of Appeals has frozen 141 more bank accounts in connection with the P12-billion Aman Futures Group Phil. investment scam, which duped around 15,000 investors earlier this year.
A couple tagged in a multi-million peso pyramid scam that victimized teachers in Manila surrendered to Cebu police last Thursday. The couple identified as Danilo and Janet Gujilde said they turned themselves over to the Regional Special Operations Group (RSOG) after getting death threats. The couple stayed in barangay Lahug, Cebu City. The couple faced [...]