DOJ to probe 'leaked' resolution on Okada complaint
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DOJ) will look into the alleged leak of a resolution involving the estafa complaint filed against Japanese tycoon Kazuo Okada.
Okada was accused of estafa by his former company, Tiger Resort Leisure & Entertainment Incorporated. The company, which owns and operates Okada Manila, claimed that the Japanese tycoon embezzled over $10 million between early 2016 and June 2017.
Tiger Resort recently filed a motion seeking the inhibition of Parañaque City Prosecutor Amerhassan Paudac from the case, claiming that he leaked a resolution to Okada's camp.
"I will look into this matter as soon as possible. Premature disclosure of orders and resolutions prior to official release is not allowed unless there are compelling reasons that would sufficiently justify the same," said Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra in a text message to reporters.
Tiger Resort had said that portions of the resolution were posted last May 18 on the Instagram and Facebook accounts of Chloe Kim, a "close companion" of Okada.
The resolution allegedly had Paudac's signature.
"As city prosecutor, [Paudac] is expected to manifest such degree of impartiality which should not be tainted by scintilla of doubt," said Tiger Resort. – Rappler.com