The Supreme Court has denied the petition for review of Delfin S. Lee questioning the decision of the Court of Appeals that ruled against him.
The SC also denied Lee’s request for the issuance of a temporary restraining order and/or writ of preliminary injunction.
The two-page SC resolution, dated July 4, 2012, was officially received by the Dept. of Justice only on Sept. 27, 2012.
The SC found no reversible error in the challenged decision and pointed out the non-compliance by Lee of the procedural requirements of the 1987 Rules of Civil Procedure.
“This is another significant development in the quest for justice — to have the fugitive Delfin Lee answer for his actions,” DOJ Secretary Leila M. De Lima said.
“The Judiciary has consistently affirmed the findings of the DOJ on this particular case given the clear facts and the culpability of the respondent Lee,” De Lima added.
Lee and Dexter L. Lee, Christina Sagun, Cristina Salagan and Atty. Alex Alvarez were charged by the DOJ of the crime of syndicated estafa, a non-bailable offense.
A warrant for their arrest was issued on May 22, 2012 by San Fernando City, Pampanga Regional Trial Court Branch 42 Presiding Judge Amifaith S. Fider-Reyes.