SC: No oral argument on Delfin Lee case

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Friday, May 2, 2014

SUPREME Court (SC) justices rejected the plea of suspected housing scam leader Delfin Lee to hold debates on his syndicated estafa case.

In a two-page resolution, the SC said Lee's motion to hold oral argument dated April 15 was junked for lack of merit.

Lee, president of real estate company Globe Asiatique, is currently detained at the Pampanga Provincial Jail for allegedly using fake borrowers to secure P6.65-billion loan from the Development Mutual Fund (Pag-Ibig Fund) for his Xevera project in Mabalacat City.

The Court of Appeals (CA) dismissed the charges against Lee in a ruling last November 2013 but the SC blocked its implementation in March through a temporary restraining order (TRO), which was asked by Pag-Ibig and the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Lee was arrested last March 6 by the Philippine National Police's (PNP) Task Force Tugis, a group of policemen formed to run after the country's top fugitives including former Dinagat Representative Ruben Ecleo Jr. and former military general Jovito Palparan. (Sunnex)

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