The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) revealed surprising information about the self-proclaimed businessman Norman Mangusin, better known as Francis Leo Marcos.
In an interview with Erwin Tulfo, NBI Cybercrime Division Chief Vic Lorenzo said that they gave Marcos a chance to present any document that could prove his businesses; however, he failed to provide any of it.
“Kahit yung DTI man lang wala siyang mai-present sa amin sir,” Lorenzo said.
Lorenzo also revealed Marcos doesn’t own the properties showed by Marcos in his vlogs, including the mansion in Greenmeadows subdivision and also the luxury cars he was using.
“Vinerify namin, hindi naman sa kanya ‘yun, in fact hindi siya ‘yung umuupa doon, tapos ‘yung sinasabi niya na bahay niya, yung pinapakita niya sa social media, hindi sa kanya ‘yung sa Quezon City,” he said.
“Yung mga sasakyan hindi sa kanya, pati yung office na ginagamit hindi rin sa kanya, hindi sa negosyo niya, hindi under his name,” he added.
The said properties were first shown by Marcos when he brought the ‘Mayaman Challenge’ inside Greenmeadows, a super-exclusive subdivision in Quezon City.
Critics of Marcos already claimed in the past that the internet personality was only borrowing the mansion and his cars from a known Filipino-Chinese businessman.
NBI gave a hint that Marcos’ legal battle could last for a long time.
Aside from violation of Optometry Law, Human Trafficking, and RA9262, the businessman could also face charges for using a fake passport, inciting to sedition, falsification of documents, and using bouncing checks.
Lorenzo said that they’re already coordinating with the Department of Foreign Affairs to look at how Mangusin got a passport using the name ‘Francis Leo Marcos.’
The NBI chief said that falsification of documents and violating the passport law could be filed as separate charges against Marcos.
“Pag nag apply ka for passport falsified documents, specific provision doon sa passport law na you are violating it,” Lorenzo said.
He also revealed that some individuals are already planning to file charges against Marcos for using a bouncing check and also estafa.
One of the complainants claimed that Marcos owed him/her 7,000,000 pesos.
Lorenzo said that if five or more individuals filed an estafa case against Marcos, the businessman would face another non-bailable charge.
NBI also found another case filed against a certain Lorenzo Mangusin between 2014 and 2015, whom they believe was also Marcos.
The camp of Marcos is not yet releasing a statement on the latest revelation of NBI about the businessman.
Marcos was put under the custody of NBI on May 19 after the law enforcers discovered a bunch of old warrants against him.