Delfin Lee told to answer new syndicated estafa cases

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Monday, June 16, 2014

THE Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday ordered real estate developer Delfin Lee to answer the third and fourth batch of syndicated estafa charges filed against him by 27 people who were allegedly victimized by the double sale of housing units in his Xevera community project in Mabalacat, Pampanga.

Lee, who was present at the preliminary investigation hearing, was given until July 7 by the panel of prosecutors to submit his counter-affidavit.

The panel led by Senior State Prosecutor Emilia Victorio also junked Lee's motion to suspend proceedings for lack of merit.

Lee, president of Globe Asiatique, was escorted by guards from the Pampanga Provincial Jail, where he is currently detained for another set of syndicated estafa cases pending before a Pampanga court.

The cases are still related to the Xevera project, where GA allegedly used fake documents and ghost borrowers 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 (PNP) outside a Manila hotel after two years in hiding. (Sunnex)

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