Team to facilitate Amalilio’s extradition set to leave in March-A A +A
Monday, February 25, 2013
EXTRADITION and forfeiture proceedings against Aman Futures founder Manuel Amalilio will push through next month after Justice Secretary Leila de Lima signed the travel papers for the team of prosecutors and state counsels who will facilitate the request.
De Lima said included in the trip are Justice Undersecretary Jose Vicente Salazar, Prosecutor General Claro Arellano, and Chief State Counsel Ricardo Paras.
Arellano, however, told Sun.Star that he does not know when they will be leaving for Kuala Lumpur pending receipt of the travel order.
The prosecutors failed to travel last week since Malaysian Attorney General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail was out of his country.
Patail earlier ordered the freezing of assets of Amalilio, which include company shares, stocks, and land assets, among others.
Amalilio has yet to face trial for syndicated estafa in a Pagadian court because he is currently serving a two-year jail term in Malaysia for possession of fake Philippine passport.
Some 15,000 people in Visayas and Mindanao allegedly lost P12 billion to Aman's double-your-money scheme. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)