The National Bureau of Investigation is hunting for seven people involved with the ‘One Lightening Corp.’ a pyramid marketing firm that scammed people out of as much as 500 million pesos.
One Lightening Corp. was shut down by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for duping its clients – the manhunt comes after the Pasig Regional Trial Court issued a ‘hold departure’ order against all seven involved in the company.
The suspects are:
- Terrence Kenji Ito (company president)
- Theodore Yuji Ito (company chairman)
- Aldus Renier Tubiera (company incorporator)
- Joanary Roxas (company incorporator)
- Jake Ryu Oprecio (company incorporator)
- Edmer Maligaya (company incorporator)
- Kent Ortiz
- Marcos Jordan de Mesa
All eight listed are young professionals ranging in age from 22 to 28.
Last week NBI agents arrested De Mesa in the office of Aero International in Quezon City – The SEC also issued warnings against Aero International and they now suspect De Mesa is involved in pyramid selling scheme as well.
The charges against all involved is syndicated estafa, a non-bailable offense.
The warrant was issued against the company and the eight involved, and stated that the suspects failed to return as much as 500 million pesos from approximately 100 investors – those investors said the company promised 80% returns.
One Lightening Corp. was formed in Pasig in 2014, and is said to have sold health and beauty products, along with an anti-cancer medicine, using networking for distribution.