Duterte name-dropper arrested: Latest victim duped of P14.5M
A perannial losing candidate for mayor was arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for having duped a businessman of P14 million after being made to believe the suspect was close to President Rodrigo Duterte.
NBI spokesperson Ferdinand Lavin said the suspect, Lino Espinosa Lim Jr., was arrested in Quezon City on June 16 on the strength of arrest warrants issued by the regional trial courts of Mandaluyong and Paranaque cities where he was facing multiple estafa charges.
“Subject presented himself as having close ties and connections with officials occupying key positions in the government such as President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Senate President Koko Pimentel, and Atty. Fred Lim of PAGCOR (Philippine Gaming Corporation),” said Lavin.
Lavin said Espinosa’s latest victim was conviced “to invest a total of P14,500,000 hard-earned money in various government projects and earn high interest therefrom.”
“When his victim made floow-ups on Subject Lim, he kept on giving alibis and eventually could not find him anymore,” Lavin said.
Espinosa built u a high profile of himself by running sevral times for mayor of Uson town in Masbate.
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