DOJ urged to review dismissal of cases vs gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has been urged to reconsider the decision of the Parañaque Prosecutors Office to dismiss the estafa complaint against Japanese gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada and his co-respondents.
In the motions filed by the complainant, Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment Inc. (TRLEI), it said the DOJ should either “conduct a new preliminary investigation or reverse the resolutions” issued by the Paranaque City Prosecutor’s Office.
Given that there was a leakage in the court’s resolution on social media, TRLEI added that their constitutional right to due process was violated.
“The premature leakage, followed by the apparent ‘rush to release’ the assailed resolutions, coupled with the wrongful dispositions and resolution of these cases, are indicative of Paudac’s feared undue interest in the instant cases and which not only violate due process… but are grave administrative offenses,” TRLEI said in one of its motions.
TRLEI also pointed out that the leakage of the decision “not only violated pertinent laws on public officers but also seriously damaged the credibility, independence, and integrity of the assailed resolutions as well as of the OCP-Paranaque. /ee
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