AMLC’S STATEMENT ON THE RTC MUNTINLUPA’S JUDGMENT FORFEITING BANK ACCOUNTS CONNECTED WITH THE PASTILLAS SCAM
On 17 March 2023, the Regional Trial Court of Muntinlupa City (RTC-Muntinlupa), Br. 203, rendered a Decision in the civil forfeiture case docketed as AMLA Case No. 22-001 forfeiting Php138,791.44 in bank accounts under the names of Joshua Paul C. Capiral, and Christopher John C. Capiral, among others, in connection with the so-called Pastillas Scam.
The RTC-Muntinlupa’s Decision emphasized that regardless of the absence, pendency or outcome of a criminal prosecution for the unlawful activity or for money laundering, an action for civil forfeiture may be separately and independently prosecuted and resolved.
The case is subject of an appeal.
Posted date: 27 July 2023