Nicko Falcis camp: Taguig resolution ‘unjust’
The lawyer of Nicko Falcis – former business partner of actress Kris Aquino – has described his client’s indictment for estafa as unjust.
In a statement, Atty. Regi Ponferrada disclosed that Falcis’ camp previously sought the inhibition of Assistant State Prosecutor Claire Eufracia Pagayanan due “to instances that led them to lose faith and confidence in her impartiality.”
Ponferrada vowed to appeal the resolution.
The lawyer issued the statement after Pagayanan recommended the filing of estafa and fraudulent use of access device cases against Falcis.
This was after probable cause was established against Falcis during preliminary investigation for estafa through misappropriation and conversion under Art. 315 par. 1(b) of the Revised Penal Code and violation of section 9(j) of Republic Act No. 8484 or the Access Devices Regulation Act of 1998.