Senate probes P 50-M Jack Lam bribery case

The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee has begun its investigation into the alleged P 50-million bribery case  involving Macau-based gambling tycoon Jack Lam.

Blue Ribbon Committee Chairman Richard Gordon has lined up former Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioners Michael Robles and Al Argosino, as well as former Immigration Intelligence Chief Charles Calima Jr., as resource persons.

Also present in the hearing on Monday morning is Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre.

Robles and Argosino had previously admitted accepting a P 50-million bribe from Lam after the scandal broke out.

They claimed they did not disclose their action because they would use the bribe money “for future evidence.”

They returned P 30-million of the bribe money and said, P 18-million went to Calima and P 2-million went to retired police general Wenceslao “Wally” Sombero.

Lam had allegedly bribed BI officials in exchange for the release of 1,240 Chinese employees who were arrested on November 24, 2016 over charges of illegally working at Fontana Leisure Park in Clark, Pampanga.

Topics: Jack Lam , bribe , Senate , probe , BI
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