Veteran actor Ricardo Cepeda’s son appealed to the public not to quickly judge his father, who’s still currently held at Camp Caringal.
In a Facebook post, Joshua de Sequera said that his father was only wrongly accused of syndicated estafa and insisted that the actor was only dragged to the issue of the company he endorsed.
According to Joshua, his father was hired as a brand ambassador only and was not aware that the company was doing suspicious schemes that offered big interests to their investors.
He believed that the victims filed charges against everyone who was part of the company, even Ricardo who’s only a brand ambassador.
“Please spread the word. My Father Richard Cepeda Go was wrongfully accused. He was simply the product endorser of a sales company. They used the title BRAND AMBASSADOR (which many companies also use). The company offered an investment scheme (which he had no knowledge nor participation of) which paid people a big % profit monthly. Guaranteed with advanced payouts in monthly postdated checks. Eventually the checks started bouncing so the investors filed estafa cases against everyone who they thought was part of the company,” said Joshua.
“His lawyer can easily prove his innocence by presenting a copy of DTI showing the company is a sole proprietorship and his name is not there. Also his name appears nowhere on any of the said investment moas and post dated checks. Request for bail and if ever court date is his biggest hassle because it means he’s stuck in detainment even though he’s innocent,” he added.
It can be recalled that the same incident also happened to television host Luis Manzano, who also got charged by some investors of a fuel company he endorsed.
Despite being included in the charges, Luis was removed from the list of the complaint.