The group Volunteer Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) has filed a criminal complaint against Macau-based gambling operator Jack Lam and 4 others.
VACC has accused Lam and his business associates of violating the Anti-Dummy Law.
The group filed the complaint at the Department of Justice on Friday morning.
Their counsel, Attorney Ferdinand Topacio said, “dapat po, ang isang korporasyon ay 60% na pag-aari ng Pilipino, pero may ginawa silang layering para ma-circumvent ang batas (a corporation must be 60% Filipino-owned, but they did some layering to circumvent the law).”
VACC’s complaint affidavit stated that “through corporate layering, Fort Ilocandia, through its dummy companies and its directors and officers, are able to exercise, enjoy, use and exploit real property, contrary to law.”
The case refers to Fort Ilocandia Resort Hotel in Laoag City where Lam used to run a casino until government shut it down.
Other respondents are former Fort Ilocandia officers Rosanno Nisce, Siu Wah Chung, Edgar Lim and Jose Roberto Mumuric.