Transfer Delfin Lee to city jail

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By Ding Cervantes (The Philippine Star) | Updated October 31, 2015 - 12:00am

SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Philippines – The executive judge of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) here has sought the transfer of Globe Asiatique president Delfin Lee from the provincial jail to the city jail in Barangay Telebastagan.

Lee said he received a copy of the resolution of RTC Executive Judge Divina Luz Simbulan addressed to RTC Judge Amifaith Reyes, who is hearing the syndicated estafa case against him.

“Since Lee has waived his appearance in the proceedings of this case, it would appear that security concerns in transporting him from the detention facility to the court are nil,” Simbulan said in a letter to Reyes dated Oct. 29.

Simbulan said Lee is also getting special treatment and has a bodyguard at the provincial jail.

Lee ealier asked the Supreme Court to order his release and stop his indictment for syndicated estafa for the allegedly anomalous housing projects in Pampanga worth P6.6 billion.

In an interview, Lee expressed concern that his transfer to a smaller jail would put his life in danger.

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