DOJ okays filing of estafa charges vs Indonesian bizmen.
THE Department of Justice (DOJ) has approved the filing of syndicated estafa charges against Indonesian businessmen headed by Shadik Wahono and four others for allegedly duping their former partner San Miguel Holdings Corp. (SMHC) in the amount of P32.6 million.
In a 21-page resolution approved by Acting Prosecutor General Richard Fadullon, the DOJ found probable cause to indict three Indonesians Wahono, Dodik Marseno Catur Utomo and Sahra Mayor, along with two Filipino respondents Alvin Bugtas and Joel Rayos, before the Mandaluyong Regional Trial Court.
The DOJ recommended no bail against the accused for the crime of syndicated estafa.
The case stemmed from the complaint filed by Citra Central Expressway Corp. (CCEC) and SMHC in connection with the Stage 3 Metro Manila Skyway Project, which is
intended to be an elevated roadway from Buendia Avenue in Makati City to Balintawak in Quezon City whose main purpose is to connect the North Luzon Expressway to the South Luzon Expressway.
CCEC was incorporated on November 16, 2012. Its incorporators and directors included Utomo, Mayor and Bugtas.
Its incorporation was established pursuant to the agreement between the Philippine National Construction Corp. and PT Citra Lamtoro Gung Persada to implement the Skyway Stage 3 Project.
On June 9, 2014, Utomo, acting as chairman of CCEC's board of directors, called a meeting and explained the need for the corporation to enter into a project management with a consortium composed of
Renardet SA Design Science Inc. and Destra Management and Consultancy Services Inc. for the construction of Skyway 3 Project.