MANILA, Philippines – Delfin Lee, beleaguered property developer, faced the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday for the preliminary investigation of yet more cases of estafa filed against him in connection with the purported “double sale” of housing units at Globe Asiatique’s (GA) Xevera Housing Project in Mabalacat, Pampanga.
Lee is at present detained at the Pampanga Provincial Jail for a separate syndicated estafa case which is pending before a Pampanga trial court. He was escorted by jail personnel to the DOJ.
Senior State Prosecutor Emilia Victorio said that the DOJ on Monday heard two batches of complaints against Lee – one batch was set forth by 20 complainants, the other, by 7 complainants.
Lee set forth a plea to suspend the proceedings, but this was thrown out by the DOJ.
However, Lee’s plea for extension of time to file his counter-affidavits was granted; with the DOJ giving him up to July 7 to submit his counter action.
The complaints are now undergoing preliminary investigation.