Norman Mangusin, better known as Francis Leo Marcos may lose his freedom for good as the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) revealed that the self-proclaimed businessman and philanthropist is facing a very serious accusation.
Yesterday, journalist Erwin Tulfo read the email sent to him by NBI, telling him that Marcos was also being accused of illegal recruitment, land grabbing, and [email protected]
During Tulfo’s interview with Vic Lorenzo of the NBI Cybercrime Division, the latter denied that Marcos already gained his freedom.
According to him, Marcos was still detained at the NBI office because they already confirmed that the latter was facing human trafficking charges, which made it impossible for him to post bail.
Lorenzo also gave more details about the said illegal activity of Marcos who allegedly promised a job in Europe to his victims.
“Ang naging modus nila, magre-recruit sila ng mga babae, tapos aabusuhin nila, paghuhubarin nila to the point na ano na.. [email protected] na sir, tapos papadala nila doon sa ibang bansa, akala noong mga na recruit nila sir na magta-trabaho sila pero gagawin lang silang slave,” Lorenzo said.
“Kaya siya na file-an sir ay dahil nakatakas ‘yung mga babae, nakauwi ng Pilipinas, so nag file sila nag complaint dito, so nakasuhan si Norman Mangusin kaya lumabas ‘yung warrant,” he added.
He said that six people filed a complaint against Marcos for human trafficking.
Marcos is also facing charges for spreading ‘fake news’ during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“May mga fake news niya, ‘yung sinasabi niya sa mga blogs niya, sa mga videos niya na ang mga mayayaman, ang mga instutition, hindi tumutulong in this time of pandemic, lockdown pero hindi naman totoo ‘yun sir diba,” Lorenzo said.
On May 19, Marcos was put under the custody of NBI because of a violation against Optometry Law, he was expected to post bail during that day.
However, NBI found multiple cases under his name Norman Mangusin, and also to his alias Francis Leo Marcos, including human trafficking which is a non-bailable case.
They also discovered that the properties flaunted by Marcos in his vlogs were not owned by him.