No oral argument on Delfin Lee case

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

DETAINED real estate developer Delfin Lee was not given the opportunity by the Supreme Court (SC) to air his side in open session on the multi-billion peso syndicated estafa case filed against him by the government.

Lee's request for an oral argument was junked due to lack of merit, the SC said.

Delfin Lee
Businessman Delfin Lee

In his petition, Lee said the oral argument will be a venue for the public to be enlightened on the case.

Lee's company, Globe Asiatique, allegedly used fake documents and ghost borrowers who supposedly bought homes in its Xevera housing project in Mabalacat, Pampanga, to siphon P6.65 billion in loans from the Home Mutual Development Fund (Pag-Ibig Fund) in 2009.

He was arrested on March 6 by the Philippine National Police's Task Force Tugis, which was formed to capture the country's top five high-profile fugitives that include him, Jovito Palparan, Ruben Ecleo Jr., and brothers Joel Reyes and Mario Reyes.

Lee, who has since denied the charges, is currently detained at the Pampanga provincial jail. (Sunnex)

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