A lady who posed as a authorized consultant of Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II and the sister late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago has been arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) after duping her newest victim of P580,000.

National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Ferdinand Lavin recognized the suspect as Myrna Rosales Velez who was collared by operatives of the NBI’s Anti-Organized and Transnational Crime Division (NBI-AOTCD) on May 29 when she was noticed contained in the Clearance Building of the Bureau’s headquarters in Manila.

The NBI apprehended Velez utilizing one in every of two arrest warrants issued in opposition to her by the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 20 of Malolos, Bulacan the place she is dealing with an estafa and unlawful recruitment circumstances.

Apart from this, the NBI discovered Velez has been utilizing a number of names and aliases and is after she was discovered to have pending circumstances earlier than regional trial courts in Quezon City and San Mateo, Rizal.

Her newest victim had sought the NBI’s assist to have her arrested after being duped of P580,000.

The complainant recounted she met Velez again in July 2016 on the Department of Justice (DOJ) whereas following up one in every of her circumstances.

Velez launched herself as a lawyer and consultant of Aguirre in addition to being the sister of Santiago, lawyer Paula Dimpna Beatriz Palma Defensor.

The complainant, who accepted Velez’s provide to be her lawyer in her pending circumstances earlier than San Mateo, Rizal and Quezon City, gave the suspect a complete of P580,000 as acceptance and different charges for her providers.

However, the complainant discovered from Justice Undesecretary Raymund Mecate that Velez isn’t Aguirre’s consultant. She additionally discovered from different DOJ workers that the actual Paula Defensor lives in overseas.

Velez has been charged with estafa and usurpation of authoritiy.

Source: politics.com.ph