MANILA -- The Legacy scam mastermind has been turned over to the provincial jail in Ormoc, Leyte Thursday morning where he faces multiple non-bailable plunder and syndicated estafa charges.
Legacy Group of Companies owner Celso de los Angeles was turned over by Villaraza Cruz Marcelo and Angangco (CVCLAW) partner, Elmar Galacios, counsel for Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).
The BSP earlier filed a complaint against de los Angeles involving over P480 million funds deposited to the Rural Bank of Kananga, later known as the First Interstate Bank in Leyte.
Last August 3, de los Angeles was transferred by the police to Camp Caringal from a condominium within the St. Luke's Medical Center’s compound after the Ormoc Regional Trial Court (RTC) issued the arrest warrant.
Separate orders from the courts in General Santos City and Cagayan de Oro City earlier allowed De Los Angeles to stay in a hospital after being diagnosed with throat cancer stage four.
The scammer faces a string of estafa cases for defrauding depositors in 13 rural banks across the country. (Kathrina Alvarez/Sunnex)