Accused in investment scam wants to turn witness-A A +A
Thursday, February 7, 2013
MANILA -- One of the accused in the multi-billion peso investment scam in Pagadian City asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to be a state witness against executives of the Aman Futures Group Philippines, Inc.
In a chance interview, Donna Coyme said she has knowledge of the double-your-money operations of Aman which she will only expound in court.
Coyme, whose application with the DOJ’s Witness Protection Program is still pending, added that she served as tutor to the child of Fernando Luna, president of the defunct company.
Coyme, who is facing a syndicated estafa case at a Pagadian court, appeared at the DOJ on Thursday as one of the witnesses in the preliminary investigation on the complaint filed by a certain Fabian Tapayan against Pagadian City Mayor Samuel Co.
Co allegedly connived with Aman leaders by enticing his constituents to invest. He was not present at the hearing but he was given until February 13 to submit a counter-affidavit.
Aman founder Manuel Amalilio is still in Malaysia to serve a two-year sentence for possession of fake Philippine passport. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)