De Lima assures Amalilio's links to Malaysian officials won't affect his extradition

February 11, 2013 11:04 pm 

By Perfecto Raymundo

MANILA, Feb. 11 — Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima Monday gave assurances the extradition proceedings being pursued against Aman Futures founder Manuel Amalilio will not be affected by his alleged connections with some Malaysian officials.

Amalilio is the alleged "brains" in the P12-billion pyramiding scam committed by Aman Futures Group Philippines, Inc. that duped 15,000 victims in Visayas and Mindanao.

According to De Lima, the line of communication between Philippine government officials and their Malaysian counterparts remain open on the possible extradition of Amalilio.

De Lima said Malaysian authorities also gave assurances they will provide assistance in the case against Amalilio so that he will be extradited back to the Philippines and make him face the syndicated estafa cases filed against him.

De Lima earlier said based on the conversation of Justice Undersecretary Jose Vicente Salazar with the Attorney General of Malaysia, Amalilio can be extradited to the Philippines even if he has not yet fully served his two-year sentence in Malaysia for possession of fraudulent Philippine passport. (PNA)

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