Cops, firemen file raps vs Aman Futures et al

By Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 21 2012 04:00 PM | Updated as of Nov 22 2012 12:00 AM

MANILA - Twenty-one Pagadian City-based policemen and 2 firemen allegedly victimized by the Aman Futures Group Philippines, Inc. filed a joint complaint-affidavit with the Department of Justice (DOJ) against the firm's founder, Malaysian Mohammad Suffian Saaid also known as Manuel Amalilio, and 62 other individuals some of whom are policemen, firemen, and jail officers.

In a 6-page complaint affidavit endorsed by the Philippine National Police (PNP) Criminal Investigation and Detection Group's (CIDG) Special Investigation Task Group "Aman (STIG AMAN)," Amalilio and the other respondents were charged for large-scale or syndicated estafa.

"Based on the [evidence] on hand, the STIG AMAN [finds] that it is a clear manifestation that the incorporators and operators of Aman Investments in Kawit, Pagadian City mentioned... [were] clearly conspiring and confederating with one another and operating a syndicate... by means of false representation and fraudulent means to invest in the said scheme and by means of other similar deceit violated laws on Art. 315 (estafa) of the Revised Penal Code in relation with Presidential Decree No. 1689 (Large scale/syndicated estafa...," the complaint read.

Complainant PO3 Marcelo Andale claimed to have invested P4.14 million, while complainant SPO1 Jimn Manuel Pactol reportedly invested P1.23 million.

DOJ investigating panel chairperson Senior Asst. State Prosecutor (SASP) Edna A. Valenzuela said this is the 7th complaint the special panel of prosecutors had received in connection with the Aman Futures investment scam.

Valenzual said 38 individuals in Metro Manila were served with subpoenas today in connection with the Aman Futures syndicated estafa cases, most of them residing in Pasay and Parañaque.

Respondents with addresses in Cagayan De Oro and Pagadian cities will be subpoenaed through express courier.

The Aman Futures scam reportedly involves some P12 billion.