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Monday, September 16, 2019

DOF confirms Resorts World attacker an ex-employee


THE Department of Finance (DOF) confirmed Sunday that Jessie Javier Carlos, the lone attacker at Resorts World Manila, was its former employee who was dismissed from the service in April 2014 on orders of the Office of the Ombudsman.

Carlos was a former Tax Specialist I of the One-Stop Tax Credit and Duty Drawback Center of the DOF.

He was sued by the DOF's Revenue Integrity Protection Service (RIPS) for failure to disclose truthfully all his assets in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities Net Worth (SALN), records show.

“In a 17-page decision received on April 25, 2014, the Ombudsman dismissed Carlos for grave misconduct and gross neglect of duty for not declaring his house and lot in Manila in his 2003 to 2006 SALNs, his Toyota Innova SUV in his 2007 SALN and his business interest in his 2010 SALN," according to a statement posted on the RIPS website.

“Carlos, whose total income from 2001 to 2011 grossed P2,460,156.00 was found by the Ombudsman to have purchased, in cold cash, two farm lots in Tanauan City, Batangas for P4,000,000.00 in 2010," it said.

"The Ombudsman also took note of Carlos’ huge loans,” an official news release issued by the DOF-RIPS on May 7, 2014 and posted on its website read.

The case stemmed from a complaint filed by RIPS in December 2011 against Carlos.

The attack at Resorts World early Friday left 38 people dead, including Carlos, who set the casino tables on fire, resulting to the suffocation of those who mostly perished. (SDR/SunStar Philippines)
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