New complaint filed vs Aman Futures

By Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 13 2013 06:01 PM | Updated as of Feb 14 2013 02:01 AM

MANILA – Another complaint was filed with the Department of Justice (DOJ) in connection with the alleged multi-billion peso investment scam of Aman Futures Philippines.

Almerah Mamalampac of Marawi City filed syndicated estafa charges against several persons who allegedly put up the firm's branch in Iligan City.

Named as respondents in the 19-page complaint were Aman Futures founder Manuel Amalilio, Malik Camid, Engr. Gamal Datu Azam Camid, Mohammad Mangadang, a certain "Mr. Kamal," "Audie," "Rolly" and several "John Does." An alleged Land Transportation Office (LTO) official, Monadato Mangadang, was also included in the complaint.

Mamalampac claimed that she was duped into investing P1 million with a 60% to 61% return on investment in just 17 days.

She allegedly first discussed the prospect of investing in Aman-Iligan on Sept. 15, 2012 in the residence of Monadato Mangadang. The Iligan branch of the then already popular firm was to be put up by Mangandang ang respondent Camid, Mamalampac said.

The respondents allegedly told her and other possible investors that each investment should not be lower than P1 million. They were reportedly told than 2.5% of every investment will serve as “zakatsa” for the poor.

Mamalampac claimed she deposited P1 million on Sept. 22 at the Banco De Oro Iligan City branch, in account number 410386596, under the name “A. Saza Auto Center."

When news of the Aman Futures scam broke, Mamalampac and the other investors allegedly tried to recover their investments, plus interest, but failed.

In her complaint, she narrated several incidents of meetings with some of the respondents to discuss the return of their investments. After repeated promises, the respondents allegedly failed to return her money.

"Kitang kita na ang mga taong nakausap ko at kumakausap sa akin ay sangkot sa panloloko ng Aman Futures Group, kung saan ako naloko at nakuhanan ng pinaghihirapang pera.

"Mahigit tatlong buwan na simula ng kami ay magpalipat-lipat sa Marawi, Cebu at Maynila sa pagtatangka naming maibalik ang perang nakusa sa amin," the complaint read.