DOJ clarifies: Delfin Lee still behind bars
Acting Prosecutor General Richard Anthony Fadullon on Wednesday clarified that Globe Asiatique president Delfin Lee will remain behind bars despite a Supreme Court ruling last July downgrading his cases to simple estafa, thus allowing him to post bail.
Fadullon disclosed Lee is still in detention at the Pampanga provincial jail after the Department of Justice and Office of the Solicitor General filed a motion for reconsideration on the SC ruling.
“He (Lee) cannot be granted bail just yet since the Supreme Court decision is not yet final and executory,” he said.
He stressed Lee could only post bail once the SC denies appeal with finality.
Fadullon said the DOJ is standing firm in its petition before the High Court seeking reversal of a Court of Appeals decision in 2013 that downgraded the cases against Lee from syndicated estafa to simple estafa.
“We believe that it is a syndicated estafa case which is non-bailable case, so he (Lee) should not be allowed to post bail,” he explained.